Platinum Orange Dragon HM X Platinum Orange Black HM Because I can't stop myself....
Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:43 AM
This spawn is taking place in a 30cm cube (28ish litres) half filled.
Lots of Java Fern & Java Moss & this other plant that I've forgotten the name of already, but is Frog something.
Ph is a little high here but nobody seems to mind 7.2
Father (whose name is L'Orange) was placed in the spawning tank on Saturday, Sunday morning mother (named Mrs Spensive) was introduced in a chimney. By Sunday evening he had built a huge nest under a floating Java Fern leaf (ignoring the polystyrene cup entirely) and we let her out of the chimney because there was a storm approaching. Nothing much happened here, a bit of chasey, she inspected the nest occasionally but that was it.
The next morning, it was all a bit flirty, and the embracing started quite early. She was a dutiful girlfriend and assisted L'Orange to put all the eggs in the nest. I think there's a lot of them.
By Tuesday night there were a few tails. This morning there are lots of tails. I couldn't get a good photo due to all the floating plants but here's one where you can kind of make out tails in amongst everything.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:56 AM
Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:51 AM
There's also 7 weeks between this spawn and it's closest rival (& about 12 from it's furthest), by the time this lot are needing to be jarred I think we'll have sold or given away most of the older ones.
And these ones are too pretty to not be breeding!
Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:45 AM
The marbles are coming... It's probably a bit soon to start another spawn, but my partner put them together the other night (and I'm not about to stop that) but the male is a bit aggressive, so I don't think it's going to be an easy spawn. In the meantime... here is the male (http://www.aquabid.c...ashm1293448533) at least he used to look like that. These days he has more black and less red. The female is similar but has patches of blue irrid. I'll keep you posted on if anything happens there.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:40 PM
Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:41 AM
Everyone is free swimming today, and I gave them their first feed of vinegar eels this morning. The father is still in with them at the moment and diligently trying to keep them in one place, but there are sooo many he'll have his work cut out for him.