Yeahhh, my first spawn

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Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by Jacqueline » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:59 pm

Today I saw my very first hatchlings from my zebra's :D :luw: I found my male guarding eggs some days ago but couldn't see past him to see if it was really true :P

The male left the cave when I was doing some maintenance to the tanks. I took a look with a flashlight and saw the eggs at the back of the cave. Scared that an other male or female would eat the eggs I decided to put the eggs in a breeder. Some time later the eggs started to hatch.
One of the fry isn't quite right so I think he will die but the others are doing fine, all together 6 of them. Not bad for a first time attempt :)

Hope all goes well the coming days/weeks :fish:

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by Lifted193 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:46 pm

Congratz on the spawn!

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by TwoTankAmin » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:54 am

Nice going. Lets hope this is just the beginning of a series :wink:

Keep us updated on how things are going.
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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by mikeyboy » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:20 am

very well done :aok:

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by John » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:58 am

Congrats Jacqueline :)
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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by har_eh » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:01 am

:aok:

Congratz :)

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by Joby » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:08 pm

Well done on your spawn and how cool to be able to watch the eggs hatch :)

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by Jacqueline » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:07 pm

Well things didn't turn out quite as well as I hoped :?
Yesterday I noticed the fry were slow breaking free of their eggshels. Later last night I checked on them and saw one that had broken free so I kept faith and left the fry to break free on their own. This morning one was dead, he didn't look wright yesterday. To small body, looked premature. The one that had broken free of his shell was slow.... Two more were trying to get out of their shells. Sadly I had no time to help them this morning. Resulting in more dead fry this afternoon :cry: The last two fry were stuck also but still alive! So no time to waist and I started to help them get free. So I still have two who look fine for now but I don't know how damaged they are from me helping them..... Fingers crossed, I did the best I could :witsend:

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by mikeyboy » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:53 pm

:( sorry for the bad news
look on the bright side there spawning now !
i lost my first spawn most ppl do
but 4 weeks later mine spawned again and all was well
good luck with the two u have left :)

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by Joby » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:36 pm

Hope they make it for you :)

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by Jacqueline » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:00 pm

More confident today that the 2 baby's left will survive. They made it true the night and are still fine this afternoon :wav: Nice and strong!

Here are my first baby pics :luw:

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by mikeyboy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:24 pm

very nice :aok:

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by John » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:36 pm

Nice jac Image
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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by Joby » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:03 am

So cute :luw:

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Re: Yeahhh, my first spawn

Post by Jacqueline » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:25 pm

2 days old.

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