Comradovich Posted April 14 Share Posted April 14 Well, the plan for this spring was to breed my neon tetras that I was conditioning up. Then I was going to collect those fry after a few days in the dark, and raise them up in a breeder box. Making slow, reasonable tweaks to the process as I went along, also getting some good cultures set up for when it was time to raise up my slightly harder to breed fish. Yeah. I noticed some activity tonight next to the jar of Süßwassertang that I'm holding next to the tank after I reverse respired the entire collection... and in the words of Gedde Watanabi: "Supplies!" While I'm on the subject of movie quotes, I'd like to just say: Dang you, "and Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm", dang you to fudgin' heck. Prime suspects are pitbull plecos, which I'm finding almost no data on egg raising, so I'm gonna treat it like Otos... First pic is the eggs on the glass, removed those with the cardboard from a gift card and a pipette. Probably will do the next batch I find with an actual plastic gift card, I just couldn't find anything flexible enough on short notice. They're currently chilling in the green lidded specimen jar you can see on the bottom of the 2nd pic with a few drops of methylene blue. Plan is to stick them into the left side of that breeder box, with the middle section of Süßwassertang providing cover for any infusoria I can start up on short notice. I also have some Hikari first bites. Or I could do the old paintbrush with repashy dust on it if it comes to that. Going to start boiling water over old broccoli as soon as I finish this post. I've got filter floss ready to dam the exit of the breeder box once I get a better handle on the flow and the declorinated water works its way all the way through. Shouldn't lose any wigglers or fry. Really, really wish both my F1 ghost shrimp hadn't died in planaria quarantine. I could've used a nanny shrimp, and I don't trust my surviving scuds around eggs. Trying to decide if the breeder box also needs some floating plants to promote infusoria. This time I am about halfway prepared for the surprise spawn. Was hoping to be closer to all the way prepared, but I've made a start. 4 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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