Seattle_Aquarist Posted October 28, 2022 Share Posted October 28, 2022 Hi All, When my friend Gary Lange visited our club last month he brought me and unexpected gift, a reverse trio of Melanotaenia 'Kali Tawa' He told me that although the males were 'juvies' they were likely old enough to breed. So for a week if fed them high protein frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp and then a week ago I added a spawning mop to the tank. Today I did water changes and pulled the mop and SURPRISE; I pulled about 20 - 25 eggs from the mop. They are now floating in a cup in an 85 degree F tank with one drop of Methylene Blue. Hopefully they will hatch grow up to look like the parents! -Roy Melanotaenia 'Kali Tawa' Here is a picture of the fry from the mop I pulled on 10/3/22. So I put a mop back in the tank on 10/3 after pulling the eggs that resulted in the fry you see above. A week ago Tuesday, 10/18/22, I pulled the mop from the Melanotaenia 'Kali Tawa' tank and instead of picking the eggs individually I just plunked the mop into a 10 gallon tank with a sponge filter and an Aquaclear 20 with sponge pre-filter that was turned down to minimum output (about 33 gph). Tank temperature is 83 degrees F. and just standard aged tap water. Here is a video I shot today (10/27/22) and it appears to be +/- fourteen (14) fry. Of the previous spawn I still have four (4) survivors. Although I had Golden Pearls 5-50 mu I did not have a good transition food to live baby brine shrimp (bbs). From one of our club members I got a generous start of vinegar eels so this new spawn is currently getting Golden Pearls and vinegar eels and seems to be doing well. -Roy Melanotaenia 'Kali Tawa' fry from mop pulled on 10/18/22 2 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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