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Re: My half black project
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2018, 07:37:25 PM »
that's great news, congrats. glad they're starting to cooperate for you again.

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Re: My half black project
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2018, 08:15:17 PM »
I won't count my half blacks until they free swim.  All I have now is eggs.  I insist that my pairs raise their own kids.  It's one of my few idiosyncratic rules huh  It will be stressful seeing how things progress.  I always hope for the best but expect the worst.  Keeping your fingers crossed won't do any harm ;)
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Re: My half black project
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2018, 04:56:10 AM »
..good luck !....
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Re: My half black project
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2018, 07:09:23 PM »
I've had a couple of spawns but so far no joy.  My guys are becoming sexually mature and pairing off.  I have two pairs in love nests, one pair just teases me by they're blatant flirting, but I have never seen the first egg.  The second spawned once and immediately turned around and ate their eggs.  To more pairs were pecking at cones this afternoon.  I made room for them by evicting a couple of other fish from their breeding tanks due to lack of action. 

The best news is that one of my Silver Half Blacks has paired one of my inbred stripeless ones.  I expect the eggs will be eaten but this won't be the last time they spawn so I'll give them some time.  I donno if I'll ever be able to get blue and pearl scale bred into them but in the mean time I want to keep their pool of traits diverse.
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