- 22 May 2008
I can't believe it! I haven't even had the fish that long - around 3 months. I noticed the females were fairly plump when i rescaped a few weeks ago but didn't think anything of it. Then I noticed eggs Wednesday night, but I was fairly sure they'd get eaten because I've got Galaxy Rasbora, Mosquito Rasbora and Corydoras Hastatus in there. I've not seen anything eating any of the eggs, and I can see some fry (with a magnifying glass!) where some of the eggs were. They are so tiny! They're like little black dots, hardly noticable, but if you look with the magnifying glass you can see the egg yolk. I'm going to leave them in the tank and see what happens to them - hopefully there will be enough bits n stuff on the moss for them to eat, and I'll see what happens. If I see no fry in the next month or so I'll assume they were eaten and I'll probably set up another tank and put the group in to spawn them, then remove them. Some females are still looking plump so I'm assuming this might be happening soon. I'm just so excited! I think some of the success might be down the the Oliver Knott substrate, because it seems that ever since I rescaped the tank with that substrate the CRS and Cherry's have bred like mad, and now the Galaxies. Stats otherwise are, Kh3, gH3, pH 6.8, full co2 injection with 1ml of TPN+ every day, 36w lights, 20l Arc tank, Fluval 105, 30% water changes twice a week with R.O. water. Anyone have any ideas on what to feed them? I've got some 0.1mm Astax Crumb, which I was going to add every day. Any thoughts?