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Flavus spawning

Post by Aura on Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:16 pm

Here's a short little video of a pair of flavus trying to spawn. You can see there is plenty of interference from the other fish. You can also see an auratus/flavus hybrid swim by a few times. This is the reason that I wouldn't sell or give away, or want to buy any fry from tanks with mixed species. You just never know who might be getting a little of their "fertilizer" mixed in. Shocked

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Re: Flavus spawning

Post by iceblue on Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:17 pm

Great video Betty. I must say your fish are always so healthy and active looking and the colors, especially the lab, are outstanding. Very Happy
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:34 pm

Great stuff Betty, awesome fishies too

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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:00 pm

Awesome video!

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Re: Flavus spawning

Post by theswede on Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:54 pm

Great video! You got some really stunning fish in that tank. The caeruleus male that swims near the lense a couple of times is a real beauty.
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Re: Flavus spawning

Post by Aura on Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:42 pm

Thank you. Smile

This is my rag-tag tank of misfits -- trouble-makers, extras, and a few hybrids too.
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Re: Flavus spawning

Post by preacherboy on Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:08 am

Great video, Betty!
My cats always interfere in the spawning process!
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Re: Flavus spawning

Post by Chrisg12887 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:03 am

awww this video brings tears to my eyes...i sure do miss my wild Flavus Sad Betty i just absolutley love your Flavus, they are some of the best around!!!! Great vid!
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Post by dmetal on Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:04 am

Nice fish! and cool video. How long did it take for your Flavus to color out? mine is about 3 inches and is very dark.

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Re: Flavus spawning

Post by Aura on Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:39 am

Chris, you had some really nice flavus. Crying or Very sad

Brian, the time to fully color varies depending on tank mates, hierarchy, etc. Mine start showing some color as small as 1.5 inches, but it comes and goes. At 2+ inches I see really nice color on two or three of the dominant males, but they can turn that off quickly.
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Re: Flavus spawning

Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:32 am

so did she end up with any eggs?
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Post by larry.beck on Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:49 pm

Hey Aura, got any flavus fry or juvies you'd want to trade when we do our group order pickup?
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Re: Flavus spawning

Post by Aura on Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:04 pm

She did end up with eggs, Derek, but I didn't save the fry. Larry, I don't have any fry now. I gave up on saving them because I just didn't have room to raise them. They've gone into mixed tanks now so I wouldn't feel confident in giving any of those fry out.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:08 pm

thats cool and rough and liek you said who knows they might of endedu p to be hybrids
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