Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Wow! Awesome vid, Lisa. How ever in the world are those parents going to be able to keep those babies all together? Mom does a great job of snagging them and spitting them right back out onto that leaf. I hope mine, at least some, make it to that free swimming stage. I like your narration. Pretty amazing stuff! We are grandmas!!
Well Kym, they couldn't. That was two spawns ago when my fry became free-swimming. Once they were all free-swimming, they lasted 48 hours. When I woke up on the 3rd day all the fry were gone. Not sure if they got eaten by other fish or by the parents. It was a really neat experience though. My last spawn only lasted a day. I think the parents didn't like where they laid the eggs. It was partially on a leaf and partially on the back wall to the aquarium.
I came home last night to more eggs. This time on the heater
. Not the wisest choce Mom and Dad! But, the room is warm right now so I doubt the heater will actually kick on, but if it does I don't expect the eggs to last long.
Thanks forthe compliments on the video everyone. It was so exciting to experience it for the first time. I really hope Kym gets to, too