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Initially identifed Pao abei by exporter and subsequently found to match Pao turgidus in the aqualog puffer references.

I am far enough along now that I have enough pictures to start this thread. Looking forward to learning as they develop. 

Adult male non-breeding pattern

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Adult male breeding pattern

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Adult female breeding coloration

Females seem to have a longer distance from eyes to mouth than males

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29 April 2024 - eggs laid today

female coloration and behavior outside spawning cave. male is seen inside cave guarding spawn (left edge of photo) 

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+/- 20 eggs harvested from cave to coop container with methelyne blue and slow air bubbling through an easy flow  sponge filter collar. based off Pao palustris egg collection I left a portion with the male so he had something to defend.

Egg Container floated in 20 gallon tank for temperature stability. It will be replaced by a german breeding ring once the fry are all swimming

29 April 2024 (Day 0 egg development)

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30 April 2024 (Day 1 - egg development)20240430_Day1PaoTurgidus_1.gif.9e95632f1d314509f52c646b5c9443db.gif

1 May 2024 ( Day 2 - egg development)

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2 May 2024 ( Day 3 - egg development)

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3 May 2024 (Day 4 - egg development)

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4 May 2024 ( Day 5 - egg development)

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5 May 2024 (Day 6 - egg development)

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First fry hatched on day 6. Seen below "jumping out of egg,"

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More updates to follow as they develop....

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On 5/5/2024 at 10:17 PM, mountaintoppufferkeeper said:

Initially identifed Pao abei by exporter and subsequently found to match Pao turgidus in the aqualog puffer references.

I am far enough along now that I have enough pictures to start this thread. Looking forward to learning as they develop. 

Adult male non-breeding pattern

Screenshot_20231112_110137_VideoPlayer.jpg.d6b72499c6fa61f14603e77a75031d77.jpg

Adult male breeding pattern

Screenshot_20231129_155002_VideoPlayer.jpg.022f29d7f1bc4809a503a4f6fb265b8c.jpg

Screenshot_20240429_210411_VideoPlayer.jpg.0f83ee435d3b902094135818329675c7.jpg

Screenshot_20240429_210922_Instagram.jpg.18cc58931101cbcefe350309217cf8cd.jpg

Adult female breeding coloration

Females seem to have a longer distance from eyes to mouth than males

Screenshot_20240429_210213_VideoPlayer.jpg.b757d829821676a7fcce9f6975ba74aa.jpg

 

29 April 2024 - eggs laid today

female coloration and behavior outside spawning cave. male is seen inside cave guarding spawn (left edge of photo) 

Screenshot_20240429_203837_VideoPlayer.jpg.ea367f9195f57c612c3796b71ebbe4a4.jpg

+/- 20 eggs harvested from cave to coop container with methelyne blue and slow air bubbling through an easy flow  sponge filter collar. based off Pao palustris egg collection I left a portion with the male so he had something to defend.

Egg Container floated in 20 gallon tank for temperature stability. It will be replaced by a german breeding ring once the fry are all swimming

29 April 2024 (Day 0 egg development)

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30 April 2024 (Day 1 - egg development)20240430_Day1PaoTurgidus_1.gif.9e95632f1d314509f52c646b5c9443db.gif

1 May 2024 ( Day 2 - egg development)

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2 May 2024 ( Day 3 - egg development)

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3 May 2024 (Day 4 - egg development)

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4 May 2024 ( Day 5 - egg development)

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5 May 2024 (Day 6 - egg development)

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First fry hatched on day 6. Seen below "jumping out of egg,"

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More updates to follow as they develop....

Awesome @mountaintoppufferkeeper

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6 May 2024 (Day 7 most have hatched) ( Day 1 Fry) 

The first to hatch were already starting to hunt today so vinegar eels were added to the container. 1 fry did not survive the night and was removed.

I pulled the collar off an easyflow sponge filter and pushed poly filter in the center to force flow over the resin absorber. This was to try and start pulling excess methelyne blue or organics out of the water and keep the parameters in the container a bit more stable while hatching finishef 

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7 May 2024 (Day 2)

moved to a short german breeding ring with some vinegar eels and infusoria / copepods for food options. Most fry starting to swim today

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12 May 2024 (Day 7)

1 fry lost who would not eat. I will be adding in MW BW and WW options to future batches and attempt to limit that issue. Of +/- 25 eggs pulled +/- 3 did not hatch 2 did not make it past day 6. I still havent counted the total fry but nearly all of the remainder look great,  look to be  feeding well, and growing quickly. 1 or 2 are much smaller than the rest and they might not develop to adults

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