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  1. My BNPs spawned inside a hollowed out stump in this 55 gal. last week. I found one fry dashing around, but no others. Today, I started seeing little BNPs everywhere on the glass... Then I checked the hole, and they’re all busting out of the crib... Dad is golden, mom is chocolate. Babies take after mom. But if crossed with each other, they’ll probably spread the colors back out. Here’s a 1-min video. I’ve got about 250 electric blue Acara fry in here, and probably 50 Ancistrus fry. Holy water changes Batman!
  2. Moved out everything but this pair. Added wood. Waited and watched. Much lurking about a certain hole in the wood... and BOOM! Golden Eggs tumbling out.
  3. Doing big water change on my 55 gal mbuna tank today, and found a baby pleco. Then another. And another. And the male ancistrus would not leave the conch shell. So I moved him in the shell out into a little plastic tote using water from the tank. Pretty soon a bunch of baby Plecos started scooting all around. So I lightly boiled some zucchini slices (which helps them sink in aquarium water), added a couple to the bin. Later added heater and sponge filter to the bin. And... having extra zucchini slices... I shared with my discus & rams, corys, Goodeids, and guppies.
  4. The babies are about 1/2-3/4 inch long and still grouped at the back of the breeding cone. I moved them to a bucket with a partial mesh bottom and added a well established sponge filter(they are in a 110 gallon plastic trough) because I have a lava rock bottom and I don't want to spend literal hours catching the young. Was that smart to do and what should I be feeding them?
  5. Dear fellow forum members, I have a dilemma, i want to use treatment level 1 salt in my tank as one of the guppies has a tiny bit of fungus but have an ancistrus in there. I have read conflicting information about using salt with ancistrus so thought i’d reach out to you all for help. I do have a hospital tank i could use for the guppy but would rather treat the tank in case any of the others are affected. Can i use salt at treatment level 1 with my ancistrus or will it harm him? Thanks in advance for your help x
  6. I'm going to use this Journal to record the building of my fish rack (named by a friend as my Crustacean Station lol). Every tank on this rack will have it's separate Journal. I will include links at the end for each tanks Journal and will update accordingly. BACKGROUND I've been in the hobby for around four years now. I started off with a 250 liter planted tank, eventually adding a 100 liter planted tank that housed a ton of neocaradina and a single Procambarus clarkii. Later that 100 liter tank would become a Super red Ancistrus, tiger endler, and mystery snail breeding tank. Around the same time I built myself a low boy, 30 liter, for Cambarellus Shufeldtii breeding. At this stage both the 100 liter and 30 liter (which was built to fit the stand exactly) are sitting on a heavy wooden shelving unit I bought, second hand, from someone who brought them to my country from Mexico (he had two, the second one is being used as a bookcase). I will include pictures of the entire stand a bit lower down in this post which will help this mess of a paragraph make sense. About 6 months ago, in the middle of the night, my 250 liter tank cracked and almost flooded my house. After cleaning up the mess and almost giving up on the hobby I decided to focus on small tanks, 60 liters and less. Twin Aquariums I replaced the 100 liter tank that had previously sat on top of the aforementioned shelving unit with two 60 liter tanks, custom built perfectly to size. BEFORE: AFTER: The only tank with water in this picture is my 30 liter Cambarellus Shufeldtii and white Pomacea diffusa breeding tank. Here's a close up: The aquarium on the top left is currently a high tech tank while the one on the right is my Super Red Ancistrus breeding tank. Both tanks are the same dimensions (L45, W34, H40 cm). Up to date picture of both tanks: Recently I've built a new 30 liter tank which will be used as a bare bottom tank for raising batches of Super Red Ancistrus fry from wrigglers too 4 cm long fish (selling size). This tank contains a piece of driftwood with tons of Anubias plants glued on for extra grazing area. Sadly the wood is still floating. I'll post a journal on how I built it in the future. Here is how the entire racking system looks right now: In the near future I will be adding two more tanks and redoing the existing Cambarellus tank. More on that in a future post, I hope to update you all soon! Tank Journals: High Tech tank (update coming soon I promise): Ancistrus tank (this isn't a journal on this tank, I"ll link the journal when I make it):
  7. So here are some pictures of my Super Red pair. Male is short fin and female is long fin. I usually get about 75% long fins which leads me to believe that my female is Aa for the long fin gene, assuming that the long fin is a dominant Mendelian trait (the male is aa recessive for short fin). I've been photographing the eggs for the past few days: This photo is 12 hours after fertilization. This photo is 4 days after fertilization. You can see their eyes and tiny heads attached to the yolk sack inside the egg!!!
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