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  1. #1

    Talking Eggs for Breakfast!


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    Good day all!!


    I am super excited to share this only because most everything I've been reading states that Black Skirt Tetras are difficult to breed.
    Well this morning... it happened :)!

    Yesterday I did my weekly 25% water change as per usual, and as per usual I adjust the pH of my water as our well water is naturally alkaline. I had noticed that two of my skirts were fit to explode, so after doing some massive research (few hours, multiple sources), and ruling out sickness, I decided the drop the pH a wee bit lower then I normally would do for my tank to potentially induce them (norm 7.8, added 7.0). Adding it slowly the fish didn't react much during the addition and carried on as normal.

    So.. with that said I ended up on the couch last night, as the husband snores like a freight train, and got a front row seat the moment I opened my eyes to them ripping about the tank, flashing and bumping, eggs everywhere and the rest of my community tank happily enjoying their breakfast of fresh eggs.

    This now solves my dilemma of sexing the black skirts too, 2 females 4 males. I'll keep your posted if I managed to get any fry from this experience.

    I have video of them performing their "love dance" and was wondering what is the best way for me to share this?? I have a youtube account.. so I'll try that and get back to you guys :) ...

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    congrats! and it would be great to see the video. Utube works well for me
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  3. #3

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    Because bunnies are good in threes. - KevinVA Oh Oh... they're multiplying!!! - fishmommie Back atcha! - KevinVA Back at you,  good sir! - Compass I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 
    Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 
    Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    welcome back from vacation - showmebutterfly Congrats on 10,000 brother! - KevinVA Have another for reaching 10,000 posts!! - steeler58 Here's to the next 10,000 posts. - Compass To the 10 grand man! Congrats. - Taurus 
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    Congrats on the (potential) fry!...youtube works great for me when posting vids
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    Sounds like an exciting night for you! Can't wait to see the video!!

  5. #5

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    It was very exciting!!.. Makes me a little relieved that I managed to make a home comfortable enough for them to do what they do best lol!.

    I will have the video up before the end of the day. We're having a "planned power outage" for a couple hours today so if I disappear don't worry.... I'll be back :)

  6. #6

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    Asking good questions, keep it up! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on the tank move - Slaphppy7 Thanks for being the 2000th poster on the 40B! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Stay warm!! - DeboraBremner Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    Hey FT, haven't seen your mug around here lately.  Hope everything's ok! - KevinVA 

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    So did you have any surviving eggs after the feeding frenzy?
    Current tanks:
    37G FW - 3 Pearl Gourami, 4 Black Mollies, approximately 20+ Molly Fry, 5 Assassin Snails | 10G Planted FW - 14 Molly Fry, rocks, DW and an Anubias Nana - journal
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    How to cycle without fishies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrozenTundra View Post
    So did you have any surviving eggs after the feeding frenzy?
    Hey I'm not 100% just yet, one of the girls is still releasing eggs.. But my platys and cory's are still snuffling about looking for them. Once things settle down a tid bit I'll go in for a closer inspection... Powers going off soon... be back shortly :)

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    I am back!!! Power outage survived and video uploaded...

    It's a little blurry I guess my camera had morning eyes just like me haha. That and I kept getting distracted watching them that I forgot to move the camera a couple times haha. Anyways.. enjoy!


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    Because bunnies are good in threes. - KevinVA Oh Oh... they're multiplying!!! - fishmommie Back atcha! - KevinVA Back at you,  good sir! - Compass I'm glad somebody's keeping this "old tradition" alive :) - steeler58 
    Here's to the 4th and nose hair fiascos! - Taurus got otos - cm12setx otos -- yay - RiversGirl Oto - SeaLady Heres to getting the fish we like and the 4th of July wich was nice enough to be on a friday! - steeler58 
    Using some of my winnings on friends and you probably could use some coffee :) - steeler58 So very sorry :( - steeler58 TGIF! May the good Lord be with you and your family Matt. - Taurus Have a cyber-miller and forget about "trolls" first person I saw that did not like you, LOL!! - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 
    welcome back from vacation - showmebutterfly Congrats on 10,000 brother! - KevinVA Have another for reaching 10,000 posts!! - steeler58 Here's to the next 10,000 posts. - Compass To the 10 grand man! Congrats. - Taurus 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Nice video, those danios sure are active!...those reflections are kinda distracting, though...I have windows all over my house, I find that shooting videos at night helps with that...thanks for sharing!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

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    Nice video, thanks for posting. Congrats on the spawning and eggs. I'm envious, I also have some black skirts, they are definitely one of my favorite fish species.

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