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    unissuh
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    Bought a group of these quite a while ago for a display tank – pretty good at schooling a lot of the time.

    Color ranges to a fluorescent green with blue iridescence.

    First discovered they were breeding when I saw fry (specks just above the branch).

    When they just hatch (~2 mm long) they stick to the glass for 3 days before coming free swimming.

    More <1 week old fry. Need at least vinegar eel size food or smaller for the first 2-3 days of swimming to survive. After that they can take the smaller microworms.

    Largest in this picture are ~1 week old.
    [img]http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3558/1week.jpg/img]

    Biggest about 3 weeks, should already be on BBS at this point.

    Biggest about 6 weeks

    By 10.5 weeks the fry were the same size as the adults…I added 5 that I’d raised to raise the #s in my shoal. Can’t tell which ones they were anymore.

    Eventually got to the point where I was rearing hundreds of them (the “contaminants” are Pseudomugil gertrudae in the picture)…and gave up.

    I do it in a more controlled approach than scooping out fry from the main tank now – just toss the adult shoal into the spawning/rearing tank for a few days then take ’em out again. Mine seem to spawn constantly. Have never seen or recognized the actual spawing or eggs though. Must be pretty small eggs.

    #346431

    oaken
    Participant

    Nice, well done. Kept these a few years ago in a community tank and they’re a lovely fish.

    #346448

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks for posting Garrett, love that last shot with loads of them.

    #346458

    unissuh
    Member

    Yep, wouldn’t say they’re avid hunters but if they see them they’ll go for them. I don’t think it’s so much the eggs but the little fry that get eaten.

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