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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri May 14, 2010 7:25 pm

why not jsut vent?
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Post by buntbarsch on Fri May 14, 2010 7:26 pm

I just love your photography Jeff. Smile

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Post by Micheal on Fri May 14, 2010 8:28 pm

Great pics Jeff. They sure are growing up quickly.
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Post by bulldogg7 on Fri May 14, 2010 9:07 pm

Drake-tripod wrote:why not jsut vent?

No need to now Very Happy
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Post by bulldogg7 on Fri May 14, 2010 9:22 pm

Egg coming out of her ovipositor Very Happy
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How the heck did she hold all those? That rock is covered!
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri May 14, 2010 9:55 pm

Congrats Jeff and great shots Wink

How big are they now? Seems like they were still babies a month ago...

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Post by bulldogg7 on Fri May 14, 2010 10:15 pm

only about4 inches I think maybe 4.5

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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri May 14, 2010 10:54 pm

lol well now they sure are male female
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sat May 15, 2010 7:57 am

she might be around 6", kind of hard to measure her in the water, they sure look smaller than that in the 6 foot tank

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Post by theswede on Sat May 15, 2010 9:57 am

Congrats on the spawn Jeff! That´s what I would call a heavy load of caviar.
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun May 16, 2010 9:51 am

looks like about 80-90% got fertilized
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both fish are guarding the eggs
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun May 16, 2010 10:30 am

Great shots Jeff Wink

Are the catfish in that tank? If so, are they showing any interest in the spawn?

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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun May 16, 2010 11:55 am

They won't let the catfish near them, the cats are staying near the other end of the tank unless I put some food in there, but they won't get near the eggs. I'm sure they might sneak a few when the fry start to swim around.

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Post by nitroloser on Sun May 16, 2010 7:49 pm

them jags are beautiful onery fish
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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon May 17, 2010 9:21 am

think a few more eggs died, they're not taking out the bad ones and a clump has fungused over. But you can see the makings of some fry inside the good eggs

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Post by Dook on Mon May 17, 2010 10:38 am

you're gonna be up to your eyeballs in fry before long haha...
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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon May 17, 2010 1:23 pm

fry are "hatching", both parents are moving the wrigglers to pile just behind the rock
can't get a decent shot from the refraction of the tank trying to shoot at an angle Evil or Very Mad
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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon May 17, 2010 2:16 pm

so much gravel stacked in the corner I can't get a good angle on the fry, managed to get one wriggler just after she spit him out
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Post by Drake-tripod on Mon May 17, 2010 3:13 pm

if i cant find a good jag some time soon i want the best fry in there Very Happy
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Post by bulldogg7 on Tue May 18, 2010 12:29 am

they've moved the fry twice, since then, the first move was into a hole between some rocks, then right back to the same spot as before Rolling Eyes The female makes a good thud when she rams the 5/8" glass, the devils will flare up before they attack, these guys just go for the kill, then back to the fry.

I've had bad luck lately just driving fish 30 minutes away to the LFS, I'd be afraid to ship anything Embarassed
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Post by bulldogg7 on Tue May 18, 2010 9:11 am

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Post by Drake-tripod on Tue May 18, 2010 1:26 pm

jeff if i can do it im sure you can lol ive shipped across contry
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Post by bulldogg7 on Thu May 20, 2010 2:47 pm

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Post by theswede on Thu May 20, 2010 6:04 pm

Cool! Jags 2010 - Page 2 277513
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Post by cichlidman on Thu May 20, 2010 7:46 pm

Cool Jeff..

It is fun to watch the take care of them..

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