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fry announcement Board: announce your baby fry here!

Discussion in 'Livebearer Fish' started by Leslie, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. KingKedros452

    KingKedros452 New Member

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    Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:38 pm

    I took the adults out Monday, nothing in the tank now but the babies that I just learned of today. The barbs made quick work of my colorless hybrid swordtail fry in their new tank though.
     
  2. KingKedros452

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    Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:28 pm

    My count is up to 7. The biggest are maybe 3-4mm and you can see both black spots they will have. The smallest are maybe 2mm and look like specks until you see the eyes. They are so hard to pick out but I'm not taking the rocks out of the tank until next weekend so all that are fertilized have time to hatch.
     
  3. MOD_Dawn

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    Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:01 pm

    congrats on the unexpected brood.
     
  4. KingKedros452

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    Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:33 pm

    They're getting bigger! The two biggest are a bit over half a cm and clearly barb-shaped with panda markings. Almost big enough to be picked up by my camera. I'll be removing the rocks tonight to try and see how many are hiding out. At this growth rate they'll be big enough to sell well before I thought. I hope to trade them for spanners or true harlequin rasboras. I'm all excited about breeding egg layers now.
     
  5. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:01 am

    congrats on the fry..
     
  6. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:06 pm

    So i go to rescape the 52g amazon tank cause its Bleeping me off lately, I remove the UGF plate, water is fouled horribly, so the many filling an drainings to clear it my 4yo daughter tells me I got new snakes. I said "HUH" knowing I dont have snakes but forgot my kuhlis are snakes to her.....well 3-4 new 1.5-1.75" white black kuhlis. UGF plates are good for many uses including a safe nesting area for these hard to breed fish.


    score! lost 1 cardinal tetra but having more free kuhlis rocks my socks.

    had to share, only me and my 4yo are excited about this lol


    edit- her age, shes newly 4 since the 23rd gotta get used to gettin older I guess.
     
  7. blowfishRus6

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    Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:14 pm

    ha, thats pretty cool that shes into the tank like that.

    those are weird little fish. cool tho
     
  8. MOD_Dawn

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    Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:15 pm

    I'm kinda jealous....you can't even find kuhli's in my area any more :(
     
  9. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:16 pm

    she yelled at me for not putting the antler back in, I am going to moss wrap it and toss it on ebay.

    I am stoked, only a few known tank breedings of them in species only mine are in a community tank with angels being most the community..
     
  10. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:29 pm

    I only know of 1 LFS to get the true pangia kuhlii and then the fish swaps and club auctions mines are pangia oblonga's known in the trade as the black kuhli.

    I know a few folks in NYC that might know of some in the tri state area.
     
  11. FishVixen

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    Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:34 pm

    Awsome, A celebrity in our midst. :)
     
  12. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:00 am

    This was the only known breeder of the pangio oblonga aka black kuhli
    http://www.loaches.com/articles/breedin ... io-oblonga

    I need to get a pic, no matter what I bred them in a community tank with angels being the main fish in the tank they actually survived to juvenile size.
     
  13. cooltow1

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:08 am

    Congratulations on your successful spawn. I hope you have many more.

    Rick
     
  14. James0816

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:32 am

    Most excellent indeed! I luv kuhli's. They have so much character.
     
  15. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:43 am

    I sat up LATE last night like 330am around and saw THEM again, I have all 6 adults well there are 6 adults and 4 juves. The good thing, the juves are big enough to free swim and lets see what today brings.

    see folks overfeeding to ensure bottom feeders eat can be rewarding.
     
  16. FishVixen

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:30 am

    I still remember when I was 11 I bought my second tank a 20 gal. I had a huge bag of marbles and threw them in. I bought some pretty little fish called neons. the person in the selling in the pet department said "they are hard to keep they die quickly" Well for some reason I really don't know what I did in 6 months I had a tank full of neon tetras. I started selling them back to the store 10 for $.25 Hey that was a good price back then I didn't know any better.
     
  17. WhiteGloveAquatics

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:46 am

    10 for .25 cents when was this 1950? haha J/K im 30 with more grey hair then a 100 year old corpse.

    yeah a happy fish is a breeding fish, if they are happy enough to concentrate on breeding they are very happy fish. I am shocked at my find and finding others especially in the loach world are shocked too and demanding pics and water tests and such for their records.
     
  18. FishVixen

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:23 pm

    Told ya your a CELEBRITY now. Live up to it! :)
    Let the world know.
     
  19. James0816

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:25 pm

    Here's a thought for ya if you really want to watch these guys in all their splendor. Get yourself an actinic light and turn it on at night when all the other lights are out. If you have a nice school of them, you will get an impressive show. Such a hoot!
     
  20. FishVixen

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    Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:27 pm

    Hey it was 1966 not 1950! :) And it was Ben Franklin 5 and dime. on 115th and Michigan.