Saturday, March 22, 2014

Butterfly Fry Update

The butterfly fry are 10 weeks old now and doing well.  I can start to see the telescope eyes popping out just a little bit.  For the past few weeks I've been thinking about moving the fry into the 60 gallon tub so they can have some more space, and to free up the 40 gallon tank in case the adult butterflies spawn again soon.  Today seemed like the perfect time to do that because I noticed the adult butterflies were doing a little spawning this morning!  All the boys were chasing Sophie (the panda female) around and she released a few eggs.  I managed to get some eggs, but I just caught the tail end of spawning, so I don't think there are enough to be worth raising them.  I'll try again next time they spawn.

Here are a couple videos of the fry.  The first one shows them eating their cubes of frozen brine shrimp while they were still in the 40 gallon tank.  The second one is their 10 week update with some UNDERWATER footage at the end!  I got a new camera; a Canon D20, for shooting underwater and it's pretty fun. 

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D30bLekFMOI

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjfX5iacVi0

 
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