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finally..... :D

Post by ZebKeeper » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:58 am

After 3 years keeping zebs from 2.5cm and lose 3 out of 5 of my initial purchase and in the beginning of the second year, i purchase another 5 colony range between 2.5-3cm and after and about 2 weeks back i bought another 5 lot range between 5-6cm. now i have 12 plec range between 4.5cm - 6cm... for some reason there is one from the second purchase has grown very slow only at around 3.5cm and it tail is bit weird.. instead of the tail shaped like a moon, his tale shaped more like the scissor.
Finally i got my first spawn even though the breeding location is bit odd and i am not sure whether the eggs are fertile or not. Below are the pic of the fish when guarding the eggs. Initially i thought that he was stuck on the stone and die because when i shine him using the torch he don’t move at all. So i took the rock and shake it in the water, but it still not moving at all. In the end i decided to pull the tail lil bit and it moving and leaving the rock. The eggs fell together with the fish into the water. Can you tell me whether the eggs are fertile or not?

sorry for the quality of the pic as i only have camera on my mobile phone.

Cheers.

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Re: finally..... :D

Post by John » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:03 am

Congrats on your spawn :)

The 3 eggs on the left look ok, number 4 on the right looks a bit off but could be ok to.
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Re: finally..... :D

Post by jerry58 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:46 pm

Hi
well done! 8)
Jerry
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Re: finally..... :D

Post by ZebKeeper » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:12 am

Thanks guys. cant wait for another 7 days to see them start moving.

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Re: finally..... :D

Post by ZebKeeper » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:10 am

Just arrive at home and checked the eggs. the one on the right got fungus on it. i tried to remove them, but it stick tightly with the other. I've use the pinset and shake the eggs, but it wont go off. finally i decided to use pin set to cut it off, but i cant clean it as some part of the fungus egg still stick with the others.

How do you guys split the egg? I add more CRS hoping that it will clean the fungus from the other eggs.

Any input will be appreciated.

THanks.

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