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post #11 of 40 Old 09-23-2010, 04:07 PM
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Oh my! That's so awesome. Reading your post "Kym"? I got really happy and excited, great news! I kept thinking about when my angels get big enough and hopefully have babies of their own. Then I kept reading and scrolling down and saw your baby Angels 'Lisa' and.. WOW.. just WOW :) happiness! Interesting how the parent Angel keeps sucking up the one baby that wants to venture out and spits it up back with the rest.. haha.. Congrats to both 'mommas' :)
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post #12 of 40 Old 09-23-2010, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Felipe. Both Lisa and I are VERY happy.

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post #13 of 40 Old 09-23-2010, 04:50 PM
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Kym, that's so exciting. Discus babies! How many are there? You sound as nervous about those babies as mama Discus is. lol

Lisa, what a great video. Congrats on your babies too!

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post #14 of 40 Old 09-23-2010, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Kym, that's so exciting. Discus babies! How many are there? You sound as nervous about those babies as mama Discus is. lol
Ha! You picked up on that! It looks to be about 30 wrigglers. Already I see a big change in them from this morning to this afternoon. It's like they grow before your eyes. If I still have them come tomorrow I maybe able to get a clearer picture of them. When I walk up to the tank with my magnifying glass the parents huddle in front of them, as if they don't want me looking at them. I guess they forget who feeds them, eh?

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post #15 of 40 Old 09-24-2010, 05:09 AM
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Great video Lisa. Momma fish is one busy lady :)

I love how the two angels stared down that albino cory until they were satisfied that he wasn't hanging around the babies.

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post #16 of 40 Old 09-24-2010, 08:16 AM
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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
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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 really hope Kym gets to, too
I came home late pretty last night, I had been out to see a play. There was no way I was going to turn the tank lights on so late so I took out my flashlight (I keep it on a shelf in the tank's cabinet) and checked the driftwood area and saw nothing! The parents were still hanging out in that area, though. I figured they must have eaten them, or someone else did during the darkened hours. Darn it all. This morning I go to check on them and I see the parents still huddled together and now they are right up against the algae magnet where they had initially spawned. Looking closer I see that the wrigglers are still there, they had moved them back to the magnet.

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post #18 of 40 Old 09-24-2010, 10:28 AM
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Congrats on the babys! Sounds like mom and dad are haveing a hard time decideing were they want them. LOL

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Kym, this is all good stuff. Them moving the fry repeatedly is a good sign of parenting. Like I said before, my Angels moved their fry 5+ times before they became free-swimming. And that's only what I witnessed. Who knows what happens in the overnight hours the eight plus hours a day I spend at work Your discus are doing a fantastic job of caring for their fry.
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post #20 of 40 Old 09-24-2010, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Lisa-how many days from eggs hatching to free swimmers for your Angelfish?

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