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    Default Pictures only thread, to show progress

    This took me an hour or so to figure out (mostly, trying to keep dates straight)
    I tried to pull screenshots from my videos (in addition to pictures I took)

    Looking back, I'd much rather have these pictures than the videos I took (lower quality)

    Enjoy! I'll continue to post normal updates in the other thread, this is just for people to easily peruse pictures and see progress (without having to go through 100 pages of thread)

    'classic' straight line alex piwowarski male, pretty big


    Female. Not typical of a straight line, but same strain. She's a bit of an odd ball



    Surrogate male as the parent (same strain, but he has better parenting skills). This is day '0' (first day of attachment)



    Day 5


    Day 7


    Day 13



    Day 20


    Day 25



    Two pictures for day 31 (one with a penny taped)





    Day 36





    40 days



    Day 44



    Day 50



    Day 57



    Day 61


    Day 69



    Day 75


    Day 76



    Day 88, two pictures




    Day 92




    Day 99



    Day 100



    Day 105, two pictures



    Day 112


    Day 114


    Day 122, three pictures




    Day 127


    Day 131, three pictures




    Day 136, two pictures



    Day 144








    Day 150, October 21












    October 27th pictures, Day 156













    November 3rd pictures, day 163














    November 7, day 167




    Not the best shape I have, but the best color, so far.



    November 17th pictures, day 177
















    December 9th pictures. Nothing terribly new. The red is slowly spreading through the body. Slow growth. Nothing interesting. A bit bored with them.<br>
    I believe this is day 199 (rough estimate)









    December 23rd pictures. I believe this is day 213 or so. Much more exciting than December 9th, looking back. The red is mostly through the body. They're starting to look promising in color. I might have to call them 'spotted turks'
    <br> I'm excited about them, again. I hope they grow another 2 inches. I need to measure the size, but guessing a solid 4" on a few<br><br>


































    Last edited by Second Hand Pat; 12-23-2012 at 09:24 PM. Reason: Added pictures for Harry, day 190

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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    Thats Awesome....what size tank is that you used to grow them out?

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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    I went from a 29 gallon with parents
    To a 20 gallon when they were tiny and separated
    to a 55 gallon
    to a 75 gallon
    And then the 8 were moved to a 35 gallon cube
    I'm debating moving the 8 to their own 55, as they continue to grow

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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    They are looking great and growing fast. 55g will be the way to go.

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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    Hey Harry. Looking good. I have witnessed similar developement in this strain in my tanks. Once they start it's really cool how the striations form and the colors brighten....right? Keep up the good work my friend.

    Joe

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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    what a great timeline - they really are looking good!
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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    Great thread, how about a one post documentation of feeding schedule and changes as threy grew, water change routine/parameters and any adjustments you might have made along the way (tds, etc).
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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    harry, really like this thread. get to see how mine will look several weeks in advance

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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    Quote Originally Posted by jacjoe View Post
    Hey Harry. Looking good. I have witnessed similar developement in this strain in my tanks. Once they start it's really cool how the striations form and the colors brighten....right? Keep up the good work my friend.

    Joe

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    Agreed. They're slow to develop (some say a year before they get their colors), but I hope it worth the wait

    Quote Originally Posted by nc0gnet0 View Post
    Great thread, how about a one post documentation of feeding schedule and changes as threy grew, water change routine/parameters and any adjustments you might have made along the way (tds, etc).
    Yup, much needed. I'll work on that next
    Those pictures probably took me closer to 2 hours to compile. Nothing better for a Friday!

    Quote Originally Posted by pastry View Post
    harry, really like this thread. get to see how mine will look several weeks in advance
    Yup, I think you're only 2 weeks behind. The colors sneak up on you. One minute you think they're boring and bland...
    And then you look back and the development can be impressive

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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    Oh wow fantastic timeline!

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    Really nice growth, you have done a great job!
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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    Harry, absolutely amazing. This group is showing excellent colour development for the strain. I'm not sure if you realize it or not, but piwos typicalll don't start to develop colour like that until much later, so you've done an excellent job. My piwo redturks were the better part of a year old before they started to colour up. This thread makes me wish I had more tank space and a female to go along with my male.


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    Great job . I'm kicking my self for trading away my piwo turks for the wild i have now. The growth on the fish are awesome. What is your secret? What were you feeding them during the different stages
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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    Great looking fish.

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    Default Re: Pictures only thread, to show progress

    They are growing very well... Words cannot describe how nice they are. I see some with high body gene and very round. These will grow to be amazing looking.

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