Well it has been a while, not to worry the fish are still going strong. Mother nature has provided the worst weather she could throw at us and it has slowed things down but that is about it.
P-1-1 The Orchards are multiplying fast. There are at least 450 and the first fry are getting ready to drop. The LKs are still about 30-40 the best I can tell but in this pool any LKs is a bonus. The Platys have approximately 60-70 fry with some over 1/2". The Corys are in there, no spawning that I can tell in this pool. I did add 6 Crayfish to grow out.
P-1-2 The Black Bars are blowing past the Orchards as far as numbers. There are approximately 550-600 and the first fry are only a week away from dropping. Once the first fry start, those numbers will double in no time. I did pull 60 males out and tanked them up to sell at the end of the month. There are a lot of Blond Black Bars with some amazing colored males. The LKs number 35-40 and the first fry are dropping. Here again in a another 2-3 weeks the number will explode. The Swords are a major disappointment, still only one drop! The Corys continue to spawn, but I have yet to run into fry. I added 6 Crayfish for growout.
P-2 This pool is still leaking due to the accident in the last update. I have managed to keep things moving forward regardless. It appaers there are close to 100 LKs and the first fry are dropping. These should effectively double in number by the mid-September mark. The Orchards are dropping fry with 100-125. The Crayfish number in the 150 plus range. Hint, Hint any buyers?????????? Make me an offer I can't refuse!
Vat-1 Vat-1 has sprung a leak, lord only knows how. I have maintained it with about 14" of water and have at least 250 Chilli Endlers and 40-45 Lks. I added 6 crayfish for growout.
Vat-2 The Odd Balls are making their move and reproducing well. Sadly, during a recent storm that dumped 4" of rain the vat did over flow. There are still 125-150 Endlers-another 50-75 before the rain.
My goals for the summer were as flollows:
-2,000 Endlers - I'll way pass that -Likely 3,000-3,500
-150 Lks - I'll way pass that as well - 225-275
-400 Platys - Doubtful, more like 100-150
-400 Swrods - Not going to happen and if this continues unchanged maybe 50
-At least 1 Crayfish - I now beleive I should come up with 250-300
Good news for anyone wanting to pool breed next summer, I'm negotiating with a company to make a very improved breeder trap. It will be larger and consist of 1/4" square ridget plastic sheeting made to use in industrial fish farms. I just made everything smaller. I'll let you know if the price is right.