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  • #301730

    Colin
    Participant

    Hi,

    It’s been a pretty productive year for the Betta macrostoma I have so thought I’d give a wee update.

    I now have two pretty good regular pairs of fish breeding away and fry of various ages and sizes…

    A male – brooding again and due to spit out this week… he is still in with last month’s fry and the female so I am interested to see if the older fry will annoy these new fry?

    Female at the top of the tank and month old fry, male in the cave

    20mm long fry

    50mm fry and almost 6 months old

    and a wee update on how the Parasphaerichthys tank looks now

    and the new toy is………….

    cheers

    #345354

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I see it’s going to take you a while to get the hang of that lens.

    #345357

    pablito
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Sep 20 2011, 04:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I see it’s going to take you a while to get the hang of that lens. /rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” />

    #345360

    Matt
    Keymaster

    S’ok they’re rubbish. /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” />

    #345362

    oaken
    Participant

    Nice. Well done!

    #345363

    Colin
    Participant

    LOL rubbish eh?

    just wait til i’ve had it longer than an afternoon

    #345365

    Bully
    Participant

    Jealous of it all! Jealous of the fish, the lens, the setup and the quality of the pictures /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #345366

    torso
    Participant

    QUOTE (Bully @ Sep 20 2011, 08:46 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Jealous of it all! Jealous of the fish, the lens, the setup and the quality of the pictures /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    of course
    and that’s only human

    #345386

    Nikhil
    Participant

    Thats looking great Colin. Tell me something. When I was in Glasgow at that time you had about what 2 pairs? If I remember you tried pretty much everything you could to get the male to hold but never. What do you think did the trick now? Were those wild or from Allan brown? Are these fish wild?

    #345401

    TorbenL
    Member

    Nice toy..nice fish..great pics …no envy (almost)

    #345473

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Looking great #full of envy# hahahaaa … Great looking Neph too

    #345474

    C.Way
    Participant

    QUOTE (Haji Badaruddin @ Oct 2 2011, 10:57 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Looking great #full of envy# hahahaaa … Great looking Neph too /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    seems like these days, success with Mac is getting more and more common as compared to few years back when people still craving to keep them alive

    #345846

    pablito
    Participant

    at long last a pair of ours spawned yesterday. They got down to it at 10.35am., which was very kind as it meant we could watch the whole session. Erica, one of our students, filmed some parts of the proceedings on her phone, therefore we’re hoping to post that today. Hopefully she’s had a chance to tidy it up last night. ‘Twas a privilege to see.

    Both male and female are carrying. Is this common or not?

    #345885

    Colin
    Participant

    Sorry i missed this earlier!!!

    how’s it going now? Still have a brooding male?

    The female may keep a hold of some eggs if the male is “full” or starts to swim off but she wont usually hold them through the first night

    cheers
    Colin

    #345886

    pablito
    Participant

    been depressed all day so it was only your mail Colin that prompted me to come here today.
    Both lots of eggs had disappeared by yesterday. Additionally the 12 that we’d collected that hadn’t been collected by either fish and that we had over an air stone in a perforated container, fungussed.
    We suspect that perhaps the eggs hadn’t been fertilised but it’s difficult to know.
    They’ve now been seperated to re-condition them and we’ll try again soon.
    We’re gutted and we also can’t get Erica’s great snatch of video to upload from her blackberry.
    Any help on that front would be appreciated from the community. The vid can’t be opened with any of the usual media players.

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