Vanish Posted February 15, 2022 Share Posted February 15, 2022 (edited) Continuing my progress in the Colorado Aquarium Society Breeder Award Program, next up I am going to be breeding Sunset Dwarf Rainbowfish for species #4! Ok, technically it is already happening, but as I have figured out how to get more fry, I might as well make it official. I won two auctions of these fish at the CAS Fall auction on October 16, 2021. Here they are all washed out that day. Two appear to have already been an older pair, so I was ahead of the game. I put all 6 in a 29g aquarium I had recently aquascaped, set at 76 degrees and filtered by a small HOB. A couple of days later, they were starting to color up again. The initial idea was to place these fish in a 20 long specifically set up for breeding, with a spawning mop and sponge filters. However, on February 7, 2022, I spotted a single fry swimming just subsurface! I had a feeling they might lay eggs on these plants, but wasn't sure. I also wasn't sure if fry would survive the parents or the HOB. I used a turkey baster to remove the fry to my DIY fry box system. As I only had one, I put it in with the Madagascars I am intentionally raising. The Sunset Dwarf is the dark fry. Each morning, I started checking the tank with a flashlight before the lights came on. Feb 9 - +1 = 2 fry Feb 10 - +1 = 3 fry Feb 12 - +2 = 5 fry Feb 15 - +4 = 9 fry I've got enough now that I expect to hit the minimum 10 I need for BAP in short order. Hopefully, I can still tell the two species apart and separate the Sunset Dwarf into their own fry box. I will also try putting a mop in the 29 when I have a free mop. Edited February 15, 2022 by Vanish 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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