02-02-2011, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
Aw, they are so sweet. Have you ever had any successful spawns from your pygmys??
When they were in the 10g, I think so. They frequently went through the motions, there were 7 of them, and I would see 3 or 4 males very chummy with a very plump female, following her everywhere and nudging her constantly. When I moved the Farlowella fry in there, I dumped in more plants and encouraged algae to grow (it's in a southwest window), so it's impossible to see anything through the thicket of plants. I also had the Boraras brigittae in there. When I moved the 4 oldest fry to the 20g, i decided to remove the adult fish from the 10g to give the youngest Farlowella fry more "privacy"
and to net out the pygmys I had to dislodge the chunk of wood. Something skitted across the sand (this is the tank with sand) that was about 1/4 inch and coloured like a pygmy, and I don't know what else it could have been; it vanished back under the wood, and I've periodically watched for signs of whatever it is but nothing so far. I haven't messed with the tank; once the last Farlowella is out, I will tear it down as the algae on the glass next the window is very heavy. But I'm leaving algae for the Farlowella that will eat nothing else.