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post #721 of 828 Old 04-13-2013, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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They did so super amazingly well this time, but not *quite* there yet! Maybe next time. . . I HAVE to do a full update, but that probably won't happen today. All is well in Becomingland, though - even without rambabies :(
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They did so super amazingly well this time, but not *quite* there yet! Maybe next time. . . I HAVE to do a full update, but that probably won't happen today. All is well in Becomingland, though - even without rambabies :(
Did you lose the fry? Your post sounds like it>
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post #723 of 828 Old 04-13-2013, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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The fry are gone, yes... not terribly surprising. But, wow - what a fun ride! They made it much farther this time. Wonder what will happen the next time around, and if everyone will obviously be better at it. It's amazing to be able to watch and track these animals learning and adjusting their actions to solve potential problems in a community tank :)
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Aww I'm sorry you lost the fry but each time they spawn you get one step closer! It must be fascinating to observe these changes!
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Do you know if it was predation by other tank members, or if it was the parents?
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Aww I'm sorry you lost the fry but each time they spawn you get one step closer! It must be fascinating to observe these changes!
Yes. It's amazing...

I've been very curious (and nervous) as to how the dynamic in the community would change when/if the rams started spawning, so all of this has been purely fascinating on so many levels to me. . . learning SO much about my babies this week!

I can only wonder how things will play out next time around? I'd still like to continue trying with C.Cat and Liz in community, as every spawning has brought them so much closer to their goal - they seem to be learning very quickly from their past mistakes. Would rather not move them from a tank that they're so obviously comfortable in, if at all possible. Still. . . want to see them be successful at least once! I think now is the time for patience and observation - and more plants/rocks/territory barriers

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Do you know if it was predation by other tank members, or if it was the parents?
I'm not! And I was trying actively to figure that out! Their numbers slowly dwindled, but I was never able to catch any nomming from anyone. . . the rams do carry their brood around from place to place in their mouths. Maybe they accidentally swallow every once in a while!? Generally, the community seemed fairly content to leave them, and their babies, alone. The Livvies aren't the only ones who have learned from experience! Of course I have no idea what goes on after dark, but was able to see their numbers slowly lessening throughout the day, so I don't *think* the loaches are attacking at midnight. Which is nice of them. ^.^

Busy busy day today, I'll try to get a proper update typed up soon.

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Awww, thanks, Boxer - it's fine, truly. Would be different had they been older. For now, as long as the adult fishies are okay, I am, too. <3
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Yes. It's amazing...

I've been very curious (and nervous) as to how the dynamic in the community would change when/if the rams started spawning, so all of this has been purely fascinating on so many levels to me. . . learning SO much about my babies this week!

I can only wonder how things will play out next time around? I'd still like to continue trying with C.Cat and Liz in community, as every spawning has brought them so much closer to their goal - they seem to be learning very quickly from their past mistakes. Would rather not move them from a tank that they're so obviously comfortable in, if at all possible. Still. . . want to see them be successful at least once! I think now is the time for patience and observation - and more plants/rocks/territory barriers



I'm not! And I was trying actively to figure that out! Their numbers slowly dwindled, but I was never able to catch any nomming from anyone. . . the rams do carry their brood around from place to place in their mouths. Maybe they accidentally swallow every once in a while!? Generally, the community seemed fairly content to leave them, and their babies, alone. The Livvies aren't the only ones who have learned from experience! Of course I have no idea what goes on after dark, but was able to see their numbers slowly lessening throughout the day, so I don't *think* the loaches are attacking at midnight. Which is nice of them. ^.^

Busy busy day today, I'll try to get a proper update typed up soon.
Sorry for the Losses little sis.... unfortunately you wont see the nomming... it tends to ahppen at twilight periods when they can least be detected.... there is some evidence (cannot remember where before you ask) that fish are short sighted...so the parents are less likely to eb able to herd their flock as effectively from danger.... Hense the flock are preyed upon.... I know you have your lights off for a lot of the day and that will allow for a lot of twilight time and so opportunity for predation from others... BRs' dont swallow the babies though i can assure you :D
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D: Aww! So sorry you lost this batch, too. Maybe next time things will go better.
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