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Old 01-27-2015, 08:11 AM   #11
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Good to hear people are getting spawnings from my strain. I have only heard of one small shipment from Europe coming into the USA. American breeders used the wrong combination in trying to develop their own strains of Long Fin Super Reds.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:45 AM   #12
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OK...looks like it's going to snow tomorrow. Do you think I should do a 50% water change tonight and see what happens??
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Here's a quick pic of the Male (he came out of the cave!!)


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Nice fish. He should spawn soon if the female is fat.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:52 AM   #15
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Thanks guys....I took your advise and did most of the things you said to do.
Well..... a couple days ago I noticed in the morning that the female was beat up pretty good and the male had "fanned" a spot just in front of his cave down to the bare bottom glass of the aquarium.
Great!! They must have mated!!!
Now, this morning I looked and there is a mass of jelly & eggs sitting in front of the males cave.
Looks like he kicked them out???
Why?

This is the female. Notice the missing tail fins.



This is the male. See the eggs left of his tail fin.

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Old 02-07-2015, 06:12 PM   #16
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I'm going out on a limb here.
I netted the eggs and put them in an egg tumbler.
None are grey yet...actually there pretty yellow/orange still!
I'll see what happens in the next couple days I guess.

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I usually try and put the eggs back. I just had a spawn that I put back twice a day until they finally hatched and the fry could hold on. A tumbler is rather small is not necessary as I usually use a gallon jar with an air stone and a drop of acriflavine. Females sometimes get roughed up.
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I usually try and put the eggs back. I just had a spawn that I put back twice a day until they finally hatched and the fry could hold on. A tumbler is rather small is not necessary as I usually use a gallon jar with an air stone and a drop of acriflavine. Females sometimes get roughed up.
Thanks for your help Charlie. I'll give it a shot.

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Old 02-10-2015, 08:28 AM   #19
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Unfortunately...Putting the eggs back never worked.
They went all fuzzy.
Well, at least I know they can do the dance!!
On the other hand, I just did a water change in my L144 aquarium and I saw 30 or more little plecos stuck all around!!! (no egg sacks...so they've been there awhile?)
Now to keep them alive....
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Sometimes they get kicked out for a reason. Often a first spawning is not good.
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