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Peppermint Eggs Day 5

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  • #301637

    Mattzilla
    Participant

    I just happened to be standing in front of a tank today as a male peppermint was kicking out a clutch of eggs from his cave. luckily i was there or they would have been a tasty snack for the orange head geos sharing the tank.

    Anyway i threw them into a fry saver and took a couple of good snaps. by the time i got home from work tonight they are all out of the egg sacks. these eggs/wrigglers are just 5 days old from spawning so are basically an egg with a top and tail

    cheers
    matt

    #344933

    Colin
    Participant

    Good save

    #344936

    Mattzilla
    Participant

    Scientific Name Ancistrus sp. (L071)
    Common Name(s) L071, L181, L249, Peppermint Pleco (English, Australia)

    #344938

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Nice!

    #344939

    Mattzilla
    Participant

    just a quick update today (day 7)

    only about 6 eggs died or fungused so happy with hatch rate.

    they seem to be growing well.

    A fry saver is a small container with holes cut in the sides that are covered with mesh. mine float in my tank by attaching strips of styrofoam along the top edge. you put eggs or fry in them to grow them out free from the danger of other fish or filters

    #344959

    Mattzilla
    Participant

    another update (i’m enjoying seeing the fast progress they make)

    day 8 from spawning

    cheers

    #344966

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Do you grow them on inside that container or move them to a separate tank?

    #344969

    Mattzilla
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 12 2011, 04:50 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Do you grow them on inside that container or move them to a separate tank?

    i usually grow them to about 1.5-2cm then move them to a grow out tank (out of the fry saver)

    #344971

    Mattzilla
    Participant

    Day 10 and only just a little egg sack left

    1 got out into the main tank when i was putting them into a different fry saver (really bad pic sorry)

    cheers

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