Marc's fish room build

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by MarcW » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:23 pm

Thanks Eric, I'll update in a few days, maybe a week if I'm lucky, and they develop well and hatch!

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by MarcW » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:50 pm

The eggs were gone when I just checked. After looking around I found the remaining eggs, only 4 surrounded by empty shells. They are now in a tumbler, but there are no obvious signs of development yet.

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by MarcW » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:41 am

Bad news unfortunately, the eggs did well for 2-3 days in the tumbler, longer than my previous attempts with other eggs, but they eventually got a fungus. There was no noticeable development, and as the eggs were at least 4 days old before they started to fungus I'm assuming they weren't fertilised.

Hopefully they do better next time!

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by bekateen » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:43 pm

Hi Marc,

That's tough, but it happens. My second wabenmuster egg mass failed to develop too.

Have a good Christmas with wife and friends.

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by MarcW » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:54 pm

I have had a bit more luck with spawns over the past few days, i'm assuming partly due to a storm which passed over the weekend.

On Sunday my Hypancistrus inspector spawned, having been trapping for 24 hours, I've just been to check and one egg was kicked out, but the rest still appear to be good with the male in the cave ~48 hours after the spawn.

Having just checked on the eggs, I noticed my Sturisomatichthys festivus male guarding a fresh spawn! Over the weekend, I also moved my Corydoras(ln9) parallelus to their own tank, they also spawned, a little haphazardly from the look of it, some eggs are on the glass, some in a woll mop, some in the sand! These were young fish I bought at the last CSG convention.

Some attempts at pictures below, if you look very closely you can see a couple eggs under the pectoral fin of the male H. inspector!
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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by bekateen » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:45 pm

Hi Marc,

Glad to see your fish getting "back in the saddle." Good luck with the eggs!

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by CoryWally » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:46 pm

Ditto Marc, great news. Parallelus are super rare Corys!

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by MarcW » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:31 pm

Thanks Eric and Mark. Unfortunately all the parallelus eggs have fungused, they were all 2-5cm or more apart and all fungused independently overnight. Next time I'll collect them and split between a few different containers to experiment a little.

Also, all but 2 of the Sturisomatichthys eggs went bad and were eaten by the male, he is still guarding the remaining 2.

In better news the inspector eggs seem to be doing well, and are still with the male in the cave.

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by MarcW » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:42 pm

The rescued inspector eggs are doing OK, I have 4 young developing well so far, and starting to show pigment now. Unfortunately it seems that the male has eaten the eggs/wrigglers which remained in the cave. Next time I'll take the eggs and raise them myself.

I'll add pictures when at my pc, struggling to add them from my phone.

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by bekateen » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:04 am

MarcW wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:42 pm
Unfortunately it seems that the male has eaten the eggs/wrigglers which remained in the cave.
Dad's a jerk! :((

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by MarcW » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Yeah he seemed to be doing such a good job for the first 5 days or so!

Some pictures of the egg development below 6 and 8 days after the spawn. Once I move them to a larger container i'll get some better pictures :-).
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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by bekateen » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:39 pm

8 days after spawn? Dang! How long do inspector eggs take to hatch?

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Re: Marc's fish room build

Post by MarcW » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:01 pm

They are wrigglers now, but plenty of yolk left! They are warm too, usually 29-30c (84-86f)!

The development does seem to have accelerated, so I'm guessing just a couple days of yolk left.

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