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    Morning of day 2. I think that's momma in the foreground.

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    So many eggs Whoa!

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    Lots of bright orange ones this time at the end of day 2. They've eaten the dark brown ones. They are very attentive this time - seems to always be one or both with the eggs all the time.



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    Hmm - I'm thinking these are both females. What should I see on day two if the eggs are fertilized? They go from dark brown solid when they are laid, to a bright orange color - I don't see the telltale black dots in the eggs. What do you think?

    Adam

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    Adam, believe you are right. I do not believe those eggs are any good. When the eggs look like yours in the above pictures my wilds will eat them. Perhaps this is a blessing in disguise.
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    Blessing in disguise is right! I'm not setup for breeding and really don't have the time. I've lost three staff members in 30 days and one of the jobs was a senior programmer position. I am, unfortunately, the only person in my organization who speaks Java and C# - so along with my day job I'm now the break fix man for about 25 deployed software projects written by this guy over the last 7 years. And you know - no matter how good the programmer - taking over someone else's code sucks.

    I'm a little worried about putting these two egg laying females into my main tank with 2 RT and a PB - not a good combination for fry I wouldn't think.

    Adam


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    Nice looking fish Adam. These are LSS so they'd mix with a Red Turq, maybe not the best choice but you could work with it.
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    These two spawn about once a week. This is clutch number 4 for these guys. I'm guessing a TDS of 125 isn't low enough to actually hatch these eggs. They turn bright orange after about 2 or 3 days and then they eat them. We watched the female lay eggs last time and the male followed her fertilizing. It seems they are doing the right things... Happy to keep the TDS at this level and let them do their thing.


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    Trying to get pictures of the breeding tubes:

    I think this is a female - watched her lay a string of eggs



    Perhaps a male or maybe another female - This one appeared to be fertilizing.



    What do you think?

    Adam

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