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Old 01-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #121
 
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Oooh, breeding DPs? That sounds really fun, although I bet it's tricky since they're so aggressive. How much do DPs usually sell for? I haven't really looked into prices in my area...

Haha, I remember you saying they lived in FL, but I kind of assumed they'd be in salt marshes, not pure fresh water. It may be a released molly, there are quite a few houses near by...I honestly had no idea we released MF everywhere, but it does make sense. They could have done that easily when the lake came back, especially since it's right near the firehouse. There are mosquitoes everywhere. I'm actually going to set up a few standing pools to collect the larvae for fish food in the spring/summer :p

I actually have a minnow trap that I'm going to set, ehehe. Plus look into creating a funnel trap. And barring that just stalk the edge with a regular old fishtank net. I'm kicking myself now for not having a net when I saw that fish. It's now the Moby Dick to my Ahab.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #122
 
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Hmm...We usually go out near the gulf when we go scalloping, I'll have to keep my eye out. It sucks that I don't live closer to the ocean though, or I would totally have a saltwater tank with just stuff out of the ocean and water changes with ocean water.

I'm pretty much dead in the center of North Florida, it's about a two hour drive either way to get to the coast, which sucks. The ocean is gorgeous, you wouldn't believe some of things you see when you're scalloping!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:57 PM   #123
 
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I should clarify that, haha. It's a two hour drive to get to where we go scalloping, and to get to the Atlantic. To get to Crystal River it's about an hour or so, maybe less, and that's salt towards the gulf.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:20 PM   #124
 
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So, small update, as I'm really, really excited.

My female gourami has been egg bound for goodness knows how long, and she's been massive. Well today I noticed that she's about 70% slimmer, and the Mr. has refused to leave the bubble nest, even to feed, and he's been attending it all day, adding bubbles. So I think they finally mated! I didn't get to see the courting (pretty upset, it probebly happened really early this morning), and I can't see any eggs, but I also have no idea what they'd look like, haha!
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #125
 
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OMG GUYS THERE ARE EGGS. I finally saw them after staring at the nest for a solid 5 minutes with the male adding bubbles and moving the eggs.

I AM SO EXCITED, even though after reading a few articles on breeding them I doubt any will survive :(
I'm not going to change how I take care of the aquarium except I'm going to lesser, more frequent water changes for the next 2 weeks, and I'm going to pick up some fry food on Tuesday if I can afford it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:23 PM   #126
 
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OMG GUYS THERE ARE EGGS. I finally saw them after staring at the nest for a solid 5 minutes with the male adding bubbles and moving the eggs.

I AM SO EXCITED, even though after reading a few articles on breeding them I doubt any will survive :(
I'm not going to change how I take care of the aquarium except I'm going to lesser, more frequent water changes for the next 2 weeks, and I'm going to pick up some fry food on Tuesday if I can afford it.
Congrats! The best of luck to you and the new parents ^,^. I <3 the Pearls. Would be so cool if any survived for you
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #127
 
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OMG GUYS THERE ARE EGGS. I finally saw them after staring at the nest for a solid 5 minutes with the male adding bubbles and moving the eggs.

I AM SO EXCITED, even though after reading a few articles on breeding them I doubt any will survive :(
I'm not going to change how I take care of the aquarium except I'm going to lesser, more frequent water changes for the next 2 weeks, and I'm going to pick up some fry food on Tuesday if I can afford it.
Yay Jen congrats!!! I too hope some survive big momma Jen
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:29 AM   #128
 
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I AM SO SUPER EXCITED FOR YOU!!! EGGIES!!! *SQUEEEEEEE*

I hope a few of them make it through, I really do! Wow. . . you must be over-the-moon, girl! I know I would be. Nothing more amazing than new life *GRINS* You must be glued to that tank watching! I know I would be!

Hmmm, I guess this explains why the other female was being so aggressive and territorial? It was worth the stress of taking her back to the store to get to witness this... Gourami are such good daddies. Do you have a video camera, by any chance! I want to see the eggies. . .

Congratulations to you, and the new parents! *passes cigars all around*

P.S. Big Momma Jen. . . lol. I like it!
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #129
 
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I tried to get pics, but my camera refused to focus on the super tiny eggs, which was a bummer. Those were the cutest little eggies to ever exist, haha.

I checked this morning but I couldn't find any eggs, and the male has stopped defending the nest for the most part. :( I'm kind of bummed but it probably has a lot to do with both of them being first time parents, I mean there were only about 30 eggs when I found them, and females who have been bred often usually have a ton. She may have even snuck in to munch on some, which is why when people breed them purposely the female gets removed.

I'm also suspicious that the loaches ate them, because one of mine has expressed a new ability today. He swam right up to the surface to munch on some of the Pearls flakes...

BUT, as bummed as I am that I can't find any, I am excited that they are finally breeding, I'm hoping as they both get experience that maybe I can have a successful batch. Thanks for all the support guys, I'm just so happy that I got to see the eggs and the male protecting and nurturing them, it was so adorable. Maybe next time I can witness the courtship too :D

I also agree with you Chesh, the other female was just starting to get egg bound when a lot of her aggression started.

Big Momma Jen has a nice ring to it, ehehe.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #130
 
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Whoo its stuck
Now go make a new profile.... haha


Sad that they've all been munched by the sounds of it BMJ but im sure there will be plenty more...... What about taking the female out etc next time? Good excuse to get another tank Plus you could sell them later to cover the costs

My loaches do that too..... on a good night for them theres sinking for the loaches, mid level flakes for the tetras and floating for the gouramis. But the loaches are always thieving from the gouramis!!!

Ok, its planting time now
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