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Yasuhikotakia splendida spawned
February 2, 2011
4:43 pm
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Mark Duffill
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After finding the eggs in my Y. splendida tank everyone has been asking for photos so this afternoon I went down the shed and took some photos, oh was I in for a surprise.

This is the best pic I could get of the eggs in the pipe, I moved a cobble and you can just make out a very blurry greed spot in the circle (20 pics and this is the most in focus /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" /> )

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I then got a photo of the tank itself

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The pipes in the first pic are at the far end of the tank, the reason why the circle is in this photo is because I took several shot to show the density of the root ball of that clump of java fern in the middle of the tank, it was only when I brought the pics up on the pc that I spotted something where that circle is

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Right in the middle of that cobble is what I thought was at first a left over mysis shrimp case but I haven't fed mysis for a few days after looking closer it is in fact a baby fish and there are only splendida in that tank /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

I went straight back to the tank and it had moved under the root a bit more but it is definitely a very young fish.

February 2, 2011
5:35 pm
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Good show Mark, maybe best to just leave the eggs alone eh?

February 2, 2011
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Thanks Jim, yeah the eggs are staying put, see what happens.

I think I was paranoid that if they hatched they would be eaten straight away, this maybe the case but I now know that at least one from a previous spawning has survived so survival of the fittest.

February 2, 2011
6:24 pm
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Congratulations Mark, I really think it's time to start selling MD's Elixir of life! Just not to my missus /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

Here's hoping you have a few more soon!

February 2, 2011
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Hi Mark

well done... that's a really good record.

February 2, 2011
10:22 pm
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How much viagra per liter of water Mark? /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" />

February 2, 2011
10:38 pm
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Thanks Colin

Now that would be telling jim /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

February 3, 2011
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Amazing stuff Mark! Are the adults still in there?

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February 3, 2011
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Congratulations Mark!

Will be waiting for updates.

February 3, 2011
8:24 am
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QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 3 2011, 12:11 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Amazing stuff Mark! Are the adults still in there?

Yeah the adults are still in Matt, there would be no way of removing them without stripping out all of the cobbles, the way the adults go at food I think it wil be a long time before anything ventures out in to open water.

Thanks random, I am keeping my eyes open for anymore fry and hopefully a better photo

February 3, 2011
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well done once more Mark /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 3, 2011
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wow /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

February 3, 2011
11:49 pm
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Well done Duffmiester /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />
A first??? in the world???
You keep them well /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
I wonder if the better quarantined higher priced fish from Peterborough bred faster? /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
Obviousley not /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
Nice work
No one of any note goes on the LOL clown loach and Khuli site now ....

February 4, 2011
6:33 pm
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/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> Now now Neil /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

"The Duffmiester" I like it /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

I havent heard of any other spawnings or even reports of eggs so I do think this is as you put it a world first /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

I cant comment on any other fish but it was the price of yours that allowed this to happen, that was the only way I could ever have afforded such a good sized group /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

Will you be at the Catfish Convention with Hans?

February 5, 2011
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I will be around , I might have a few things for you to look at /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
Nice one again Mark .
Loach breeders are not a common breed themselves .

May 23, 2011
10:03 am
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Just doing a profile for Y. splendida and wondering if there's any additional news Mark? Did the fry survive?

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May 23, 2011
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There are at least 3 in the tank Matt, they have ended up pretty shy like the adults so I only get fleeting glimpses of them darting into pipes or gaps in cobbles etc. Joy has her chinchillas in the shed and she sees the youngsters more than me, with her being short /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> they dont see her as well as they see me as the tank is quite high.

I was tempted to try and remove the young and put them in with my skunks which are only around 1" long to see if I could get them more confident but I dont want to upset the adult splendida.

May 23, 2011
6:07 pm
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Great news, cheers Mark! /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

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May 26, 2011
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Congrats Mark. I seem to have seen this very late. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

May 26, 2011
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Cheers Nikhil /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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