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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:51 am 
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Location: quincy
tank specs:
24 gal aquapod w/70 watt metal halide
ehiem ecco filter w/ 9 watt uv
100 watt heater set to 74 f
co2 injected
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Ph 6.5
tds 185ppm
nitrate 0

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male and female corted every sunday morning and i have seen the female spitting eggs into the males mouth. the male on the first couple of attempts would hold the eggs untill 3-5 days and swallow the eggs. this be came a rittual with this male so i got discouraged with him....untill 2 weeks ago

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on th first day of relese i saw 3 fry swimming around the tank. the next day 5. the next 12.
but there was a problem. the male during his brooding had not eaten for two weeks. but now the male has his second brood in is mouth. i waited another week and stripped the males mouth of 28 half developed fry. these fry were seperated into a fry net in the tank

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So today the first set of fry are swiming in the main tank with the parents eating baby brine shrimp and im conditioning the male back into shape
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ill be moving at the end of the month and will update on the frys progress


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:33 am 
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awesome !
Nice looking tank, too :mrgreen:

Is that your tds meter or TI's ?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:36 am 
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Location: Oklahoma
That is interesting;

We have recently received reports in which 4 female macrostoma also incubated eggs and released fry with their paired males.

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