It’s been a while. The move to the new house completely disrupted the spawning, as did the multiple moves within the house to the new fish room. Lots of guppy have been added over the last 6 weeks and they’re doing great except the last batch of red albinos and platinum albinos which took some heavy loss.
All of the corydoras pygmaeus have been moved to different spawning tanks as of today. The pygmaeus fry were transferred to a 20 L along with schultzei black.
This tank is just a guppy fry tank now.
March 17, 2020 06:52
Removed all plants to a 5 gallon. Will be ready to separate out fry from adults.
February 8, 2020 05:31
Moved fish to new house two days ago. All went well with new water and transition. I forgot to turn on the heater until late this evening and tank temps got down to 70. Fish were super active. Small fry, week old or so, are still seen at times.
February 5, 2020 05:42
More eggs seen this evening and the adults were quite active as well.
1 newly hatched fry seen late this evening.
Fed out large quantities of banana and microworms, and have been doing so for the past 10 days. Today was the first day in about 3 days that live bbs were fed out.
Even though a shit ton of snails were removed at the last wc, many small ones remain, so there’s a lot of detritus now. I need some assassin snails!
January 27, 2020 06:02
Still not seeing a lot of young fry from last batch.
Very small spawn today of around 3-5 eggs.
January 25, 2020 05:12
Large wc today, with removal of all plants (including floating) and leaf litter in order to fully siphon the bottom. Removed a lot of snails and soaked floating plants in alum to remove the minute snails.
Siphoned at least 15 young fry. There seems to be around 30 older fry.
New was was colder than I wanted and brought the temp down by 5 degrees. This and the large wc seemed to stress out some of the older fry.
January 23, 2020 02:40
Siphoned detritus and found 14 really young fry—I say from day old up to 3 days.
January 21, 2020 03:30
Fry hatched yesterday and were seen swimming. One was eaten by an adult as it was swimming amongst the banana worms.
Adults were quite active, swimming around a lot.
January 17, 2020 23:24
On Monday 01.13, they spawned again. Found maybe around 20 eggs.
Live bbs have been being offered daily.
The fry from the first spawn are obtaining adult coloration. I’ve seen some fry from the second spawn.
Today, I gave them banana worms. It takes a while, but they eventually sink to the bottom and you can see them scurrying around.
Rob McLure said that he recently got WHITE pygmaeus from a breeder in Norway. I hope to get some fry when he has enough.
January 16, 2020 04:11
More fry seen yesterday. They are foraging a lot on the sponge filter. There are probably around 20. I have not seen any of the newly hatched fry since the first one was found during siphoning snails.
There was a lot a sporadic swimming in the plants yesterday, particularly by 2.1. No spawning came of it.
Gave bbs, repashy community (it sat virtually untouched), beefheart and catfish pellets.
Fry are eating the bbs by evidence of fat pink bellies.
Today, not as many fry seen as yesterday. It seems that when bbs is given, that the fry aren’t as active. I think they fill their bellies and stay hidden.
Today, fed out bbs multiple times, bloodworms both frozen and pellet, and earthworm pellets.
Fed out some banana and microworms today; not many given as it was just a test to see what they would do.
January 10, 2020 05:48