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Jenn Ivimey

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  1. I've also read about hand spawning, but I'd be afraid to harm my fish - plus, I don't have tank space available for the amount of fry I read hand spawning produces!

    I am obviously by no means a pro...but literally the first time I hand spawned my tele was by just picking her up to move her into a container because she was being chased so much. The boys seem to require a little more direct pressure... but my gir, at least super easy to get to release eggs.

  2. My guys have seriously spawned every week since spring. Always a day or two after my WC's. The temps don't swing too much. In the spring I was feeding a mixof different pellets, but for a last couple months I have been feeding repashy Soilent & super green (with a dash of meat pie in for good measure). I don't try to entice them to do this... it just happens! I know this isn't super helpful... thought i would throw in my 2 cents though. Good luck!

  3. Alright! The breeder net thing is awesome. They seem to be doing well. My phone has been boycotting taking pics of them for whatever reason (how it took better pics of them just hatched vs now I will never understand). So after like 5 minutes of getting a pic... I gave up and took a video. They have been upgraded from a teaspoon to a tablespoon!

    I cannt figure out how to embed this... so link:


  4. Thats awesome that Cynthia is doing that for you! I live very close to the Canadian border (Cornwall Island is like a 20 minute drive from me), what part of Canada do you live in?

    Your fish looks beautiful, can't wait for an unboxing video! I've been trying my hand with pothos sitting in a shower soap holder thing too... seems to be ok. It doesn't look as amazing as the pic above though, I'm jealous!

  5. Small update: I've been trying to be tell myself to be stern in terms of culling since there are so many fry... I've culled 5 so far. 2 because they were single tails, and three because they didn't swim well (one was always upside down). Its amazing how much they have grown, I can now see dorsals and love looking at their tails! Some already have much longer tail fins than others. Here is a quick updated pic of one of the medium sized fry in my tsp spoon :P I feel like my phone took better pics when they were smaller!


  6. ! No fun! Glad you seem to have it figured out now though... and hopefully it will stop shedding!

    Can I ask what is the VERY tall stemmy plant on the right? Anubias?

    I want it! I cant find tall plants for my tank :(

    And I have done the rag on a string trick for my tubes once since having my sunsun. Kind of a pain in the rear, but got the job done!

  7. Found three dead this morning... no Idea why... one of the runty ones and two of the bigger ones. They all had full tummies too. :idont

    Everyone else seems fine. Everyone is hanging out at the top of their tank today, its kindof interesting. Today I can see their tail fins with just my naked eye! So far they all look awesome! No dorsal sightings yet... I think its still way too early for that though? Pics later!

  8. Their tummies look different today! Its insane how much of a difference a day makes with them, I love watching them grow and change. My fiance I'm pretty sure thinks I'm nuts when I just stand there staring into their tank :P

    Also...should I worry about big size differences? I have some that seem about 1/2 as big!



  9. I fed mine Repashy Powder until they were big enough to swallow FBW. I then switched them to that and recently have been feeding them Super Green as a supplement. I just put a small cube in and let them pick off of it. I'm planning to give them some Spawn and Grow today as gel, because they're not fattening up like I'd like.

    I currently have meat pie, soilent green and super green here. If I were to give them something, would you suggest meat pie for the protein? I wonder how big of a difference there is between that and spawn and grow. I have to handle blood worms with gloves (and even then very carefully), I have had violent allergic reactions to frozen/thawed BW's in the past...enough to want to stay very far away unfortunately!

  10. Haha, yours and some of the pinned threads. They still seem so tiny to me. They are active and eating/pooping though... so I guess they are ok? I started prazi last night... so issues yet. Maybe that will help. I'm trying to find a definitive answer as to when to start other food besides bbs... what do you suggest?

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