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  • #303231

    mikev
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    The fry is a bit under 2cm

    http://rainbow-fish.org/fishpic/erka-baby.jpg

    #352996

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Awesome Mike!!! More details please!

    #352997

    mikev
    Participant

    No details, I don’t know what happened. :(

    Big screwup: the tank developed green water about a month ago, until yesterday the lights were kept off, and I was doing extra water changes. When I turned the lights on finally, I saw the baby. I never saw them spawning, and never saw eggs. It is probably one month old.. the fish and the fry are very similar to disparis, so it would be about 1 month old *if the same rate of growth* applies. Very strange but all the females look even more gravid then before, so maybe they will do this again…. unless green water or large w/c are required triggers.

    If you decide to make a profile, all you can really say is that “occasional fry is possible”.

    I posted adult photos somewhere on this forum before (cannot find where), so easier to go here.

    I saw the adults chasing it a bit, but at this size it is safe plus the adults do not like being on top of the driftwood, this is where the fry grazes.

    #353000

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Nice Mike!

    #353001

    mikev
    Participant

    Thank you, Jim!

    #353002

    torso
    Participant

    Great to hear that, Mike.

    Cheers Charles

    #353003

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Mike. Is it such a “big screw up” though? I don’t think so…

    #353006

    mikev
    Participant

    I was really hoping to see how they do it and how the fry matures…. in part because I suspect the fish is really closer to disparis than seems from the current classification. The baby looks too much like the adults already, I missed the development totally….

    And if I have not missed the spawn, I would have likely had more than one fry (with disparis, the yield on removed eggs is way higher )

    Hopefully, eventually, but not this time… at least we know this is possible… and looking at the adult females in the tank I see that they are all very gravid still, worse than before.

    #353141

    mikev
    Participant

    Here is some unusual (for a hillie) behavior:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnLK4wAmps0

    (Still only one… and now I have — again one :( — P.laticeps baby. )

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