Thursday, January 9, 2014

Butterfly Eggs

The butterfly telescopes spawned today!  I raised the temperature and increased the photoperiod a little bit about a week ago in an attempt to trigger spawning.  I noticed some chasing, so I added a few spawning mops a few days ago, and found them covered in eggs today.  I'm fairly certain Minai is the female, but they could be fertilized by multiple males.  I think Luca, Clyde, and Benji were doing the majority of the chasing.  I am most interested in a Minai x Clyde cross, but I'll take what I can get for now.  :)  I had to do quite a bit of rearranging in the fish room to make space for more fry/eggs.  I have a few hundred or so ghost bristol fry right now that were taking up all the tank space!  I'll do a Tank Talk fish room update video soon so you guys can see what's been going on in the fish room lately.

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  1. Wow, congratulations on the eggs!!! I think Minai's babies will be beautiful no matter who the male is. :) I can't wait to see them hatch. Very exciting!!!

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    1. Thanks! I sure hope they're fertilized. They should be, since I was seeing all of the males engage in the chasing... so hopefully!

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  2. Congrats! I can't wait to see them grow :)

    Are you going to sell any of these?

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    1. It depends on how many of them turn out nice enough. :)

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    2. what kind of filter are you using in the black tubs? :)

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    3. I believe she's using sponge filters with a couple of bags of ceramic rings on top of them.

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    4. Yep, plus a bag of crushed coral to keep the pH steady.

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    5. Is that really enough? :o i thought that you would have to have multiple filtration because they are so messy? :)

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    6. I've really come to believe that sponge filters are adequate filtration if you're on top of water changes. If you can't stay regimented with it, then power filters are definitely a must. Just my opinion though. ;)

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  3. That is so exiting!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!! Can't wait to see the video on them! :)

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  4. Hi Jennie ! Your butterfly telescopes are the best and you are the best goldfish owner in the whole world , i sent you a private message on facebook , i hope you can see it and respond , and probably create a nice conversation :D , i love you and i really support what are you doing and showing everybody your amazing hobby :) goodbye and good luck :D
    Ps : Minai's fry will be the best fry ever no matter what :D

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  5. Awesome! I was wondering if you're worried about Clyde losing his black. I've read you have to keep them in a sunny place to help them out. I was interested in a panda and a black ranchu, but this has held me back....

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  6. Hi Jennie! How do you induce spawning? Been waiting for my ranchus to spawn. I have a couple of black ones I wish to breed. Can you please show me how. Thanks...

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  7. My ryunkin just had babies hatch. Someone told me that the babies around 2 weeks will get flukes. Is this true?

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  8. What do you do with them when they grow up?

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