06-09-2010, 09:20 PM
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Well, a little update, I've moved my mating pair and their most recent clutch of eggs into their new home for now. They're in a 20g amazonian blackwater tank. They're alone except for the snails, and hopefully they'll take a bite out of the pond snail population too.
If the eggs survive this time, I'm going to let them raise the fry in this tank until the fry are eating flake food, which should take about a month. Hopefully in that time, the parents will not lay another clutch, because I've heard that despite coddling their young, once they have another clutch, they may regard their previous offspring as predators.
If the eggs do not survive this move from one tank to another, I'll leave them in there for their next spawning.
They actually spawned 2 weeks after their first spawning... Which is incredible to me... I've read every 30-60 days.
Anyways, I'm rambling now, I'll let you know how things turn out. And I'll also give a discount to anyone from TFK who would like to buy fry once I've reared them successfully.