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Today Is My Lucky Day
« on: January 09, 2021, 03:45:53 pm »
A few minutes ago I took my flashlight and shined it into a pot in my 20g tank that has 4 rams and much to my surprise there is a nice size clutch of eggs.

I am now watching to see who is the guardian of  these eggs because according to Liz that would be the mom oops Dad.

Fingers crossed right now.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 04:01:47 pm by wsantia1 »
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Re: Today Is My Lucky Day
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 12:09:29 am »
A few minutes ago I took my flashlight and shined it into a pot in my 20g tank that has 4 rams and much to my surprise there is a nice size clutch of eggs.

I am now watching to see who is the guardian of  these eggs because according to Liz that would be the mom oops Dad.

Fingers crossed right now.
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Re: Today Is My Lucky Day
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 05:53:21 am »
Congrats Willie.  Those eggs sure are tiny, aren't they?  It will be several days before they hatch and several more before the free swim.
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Re: Today Is My Lucky Day
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2021, 08:44:28 am »
Congrats Willie.  Those eggs sure are tiny, aren't they?  It will be several days before they hatch and several more before the free swim.

Thanks Liz. They are small. I can't wait. so far the parents are spending a lot of time with them. Sort of like taking turns.
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Re: Today Is My Lucky Day
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2021, 02:08:03 pm »
Today has been my unlucky day.  Seems I'm having all my plumbing problems in one fell swoop.  I have another one today.  I'll try Liquid Plumber first but I may be renting a snake tomorrow.
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Re: Today Is My Lucky Day
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2021, 02:29:27 pm »
Today has been my unlucky day.  Seems I'm having all my plumbing problems in one fell swoop.  I have another one today.  I'll try Liquid Plumber first but I may be renting a snake tomorrow.

Sorry about your plumbing problems Liz. I hope that liquid works for you. It used to work for me.
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Re: Today Is My Lucky Day
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2021, 02:30:42 pm »
Congrats Willie.  Those eggs sure are tiny, aren't they?  It will be several days before they hatch and several more before the free swim.

Thanks Liz. They are small. I can't wait. so far the parents are spending a lot of time with them. Sort of like taking turns.
Well it looks like these eggs were laid earlier that I thought. Wigglers today.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2021, 02:36:56 pm »
After a few times you'll be able to read the pair's mind.  You'll be able to tell when they're getting in the mood.
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Re: Today Is My Lucky Day
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2021, 02:53:28 pm »
After a few times you'll be able to read the pair's mind.  You'll be able to tell when they're getting in the mood.

Thanks for that info. I'm looking forward to that.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2021, 09:53:16 am »
Congrats Willie.  Those eggs sure are tiny, aren't they?  It will be several days before they hatch and several more before the free swim.

Thanks Liz. They are small. I can't wait. so far the parents are spending a lot of time with them. Sort of like taking turns.
Well it looks like these eggs were laid earlier that I thought. Wigglers today.

Update: It looks like the parents did move the eggs/fry. Unfortunately when I was doing a water change yesterday I may have syphoned some of them down the drain.

Not all is lost the good news is that while I tried to clean their tank some more today the parents attacked me and lo and behold they were still guarding some fry.

I saw maybe 20. Now the parents are very mad at me and attack when I approach the tank. Hopefully this experience will reinforce their protective instinct for future spawns.
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Re: Today Is My Lucky Day
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2021, 10:05:27 am »
I don't even want to know how many times I've siphoned fry down the drain.  I siphon into a bucket now until they learn to stay away from the danger.
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