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Old 01-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #131
 
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Even though it was expected, it's still a bummer *sniff sniff* But STILL! YES! A breeding pair is a wonderful thing! I know I'd just be all gaga amazed watching that. Maybe next time you'll get to see the whole courtship and everything. So cool. Don't feel bad, my camera wouldn't want to focus on the eggs, either, lol. Thanks for trying to get a shot, tho. . . Loaches are notorious for being egg-theives, nasty (adorable) little scavengers that they are...

Big Momma Jen can stick, however. . . um. . . BMJ can NOT! Sorry, Nilet - there are entirely TOO many not-so-nice things that have already been abbreviated to these letters to make it a good nickname, just a couple right off are BM and BJ - neither of which would be very nice to call our friend! ;)
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:07 PM   #132
 
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I'm actually thinking of nixing the Dwarf Puffer idea and getting a 29 for Cherry Barbs, I can't stop thinking about how cute they are. I could probably put the female in there if they breed again...Hmmm.

If I do get babies though I hope there's a store that will buy them, lol! Def have to look into that. I'd sell them cheap too, like 50 cents or something :p

I'm wondering if there's a way to separate them, like put the nest in shallow water...or maybe one of those breeder boxes. Hm. I'm really excited for the next batch, if there is one. They seem to be sticking close together today, so I'm hopeful >:)

Also, planting?! As in your DP tank?? :D
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:11 PM   #133
 
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I had no idea they would steal eggs from all the way at the surface o.o
I'm wondering if there is a way to place a net/mesh under them...Like a floaty ring...I could probably make one, with some sort of floating substance made into a ring with mesh sewn into it, to create a 'pool'. Maybe brine shrimp mesh, something thick but that will allow water movement, so they have good water quality, and if they hatch I can target feed.

I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, lol!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #134
 
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Interesting thought, I don't know if it would work, though. . .loaches can get past ANYTHING. . . I'm tellin' you. They can! For a tank that size, I *THINK* you can still get a divider - one of those mesh walls?

I'm SURE they'll breed again, and. . . maybe. . . by the time *I* am ready for some, I can buy a few from you!!! You'll be an old pro at this by then - as will your little pair, loL!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #135
 
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You can Jen, you can get floating nets that would no doubt work....and then the fry could stay in there when daddy gets bored (you can also get floating plastic ones- they'd DEFINITELY keep the loaches out if you think they could get past a net!?!)
Google it, i bet you'll find one in about 4 seconds....i did And it was cheap- like $10.

Yes, planted meant the DP tank, and the pics are up btw

Also Jes, i googles BMJ, its not bad...theres NOTHING this abbreviates too.....well....british medical journal...... so NURR! haha.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #136
 
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BMJ, perhaps. . . but I doubt our little Jen would want to be referred to as a BM OR a BJ. That'd just be rude O.o

Sorry, I may be confused as to what you're looking for - are you trying to separate the fry once they're free-swimming? Or to seperate the eggs (and possibly papa) from the rest of the community until he gets 'bored?'

Like you said, getting WAY ahead of ourselves here, but. . . you might have to get that 55g, fill it with sand, and catch those darn loaches after all! Then you could have the 35 as a breeding tank, with the 55 to move the adults to when they're ready to go. . . haha! I just want to see some Pearly fry! SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!

Maybe down the road a bit, eh? Still, so exciting that they're breeding!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #137
 
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Sorry, I may be confused as to what you're looking for - are you trying to separate the fry once they're free-swimming? Or to seperate the eggs (and possibly papa) from the rest of the community until he gets 'bored?'

Jen wanted the eggs seperating- but the floating net would work for them - as they breed on floating plants obv - and then would work for the fry after too! I was thinking WAAAAAY ahead
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #138
 
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I'm wondering if I can get a mesh floating box, that will block that whole top section. I'm just worried about separating them from daddy too soon, and the eggs sink and the fry can't get to air. I wonder if there's something big enough to block the dad in too...I need some sort of flexible mesh, maybe something that clips to the sides.

Worse comes to worse I'm sure I can rig something up :p

And Ches, it will probably be a loooonngg time until I get them bred successfully, ehehe. But I would for sure send them your way, I just can't even imagine how cute baby PG are! Omg just thinking about that makes me squee.

And Ches, that's actually a really good idea. I've heard of people using a ten for breeding but that just seems waaayyyy too small to me. It would be neat to keep them alone in the 35 for breeding and to raise fry, and a 55 for permanent residence. Or even a 75 if I can find a good deal >:)
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #139
 
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I'm so not ready for them yet, so it's ALL good! You have a solid year or two before I'm looking for babies, so take your time ;)
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #140
 
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Well, the shipment of Kuhli loaches came in today, that I special ordered from the LFS.


All I can say is they were not at all what I was expecting, and I may just ship them up to you, Ches.

It's hard to tell from these pictures but theses guys are SMALL. About 1 and a half inches and thin. They're like a third the size of mine, width and length...I'm pretty sure they're Kuhli (or what passes for Kuhli) and not 'dwarf', but my god these poor guys are pale and stressed.

I was expecting adults or young adults, not...these. I already adore them, but I'm afraid I'll never see them again in the tank.

They aren't going into QT because I don't have one, frankly. If something happens I know it's going to bite me in the butt, and it'll be my fault. I'm just hoping the luck I've had will carry me through, and I'm also more confident in these guys because they are straight from the source, they haven't been exposed to the pet shop tanks. Which were infected with ich, and whatever is wrong with all the rainbow sharks.

After this though I'm thinking of setting up a permanent QT, with sand, plants, the works. I just need a heater and a tank, I already have a filter for a ten gal.
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