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Seems I won't just be raising killifish

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by LinznMilly, May 27, 2020.


  1. LinznMilly

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    Watching the 200ltr, I became aware of two of my neons doing a kind of zig-zagging sort of dance, which lasted all of about 20 seconds. Five minutes later, I approached the tank and these caught my eye;

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    They were scattered in the sand. I used a turkey baster to remove them and placed them in a small container with a drop of Liquifry and an almond leaf. I've placed their container in the 120ltr.

    Looks like I'm going to be super busy.
     
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    Ooo!
    You must be doing something very very right
    More babies to watch
     
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    Woo hoo! Congratulations, how exciting :D

    I wish I had the room to raise fry, it's so much fun!
     
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    Thank you. Apparently neons are "difficult" to breed. Mine obviously didn't get that particular memo. :Hilarious :Wideyed

    Thanks.

    I'm usually very "hands-off, let nature take its course", kind of thing. Usually, the first I know is when I see fry either pinging against the glass/surface of the tank, or when they peek out from behind cover and dart to the next available cover and think "that was a fish. That was a tiny fish! When did that happen?!" :Hilarious

    But seeing the eggs there, I couldn't just leave them. Waiting for the killifish eggs anyway, might as well keep myself busy with neon eggs/fry. :eek:

    I wasn't even looking for the eggs when I approached the tank.
     
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  5. George Duke-Cohan

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    I am so happy. We get to see you become a mum to baby neons and killifish. Who would of thought that the neons would spawn right as your getting ready to raise killifish?... it is almost like they knew. o_O
     
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    Typical, isn't it? They've had 15 months to have babies, but noooooo. . . They wait until I send for another fish's eggs. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    The plot thickens.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the yellowish eggs are ram eggs, as they seem too big to be neons. This is despite the fact that my Rams have shown no interest at all in each other, except to chase each other away.

    However. There are much smaller, white eggs in the container too.

    So I could have Ram eggs, neon eggs, or both. o_O

    Guess we'll see when/if they hatch. :Wideyed :Watching :Wacky
     
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    Mystery eggs!! That's even more exciting! I feel like we should place bets :D
     
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    :D

    At least there'll be no ambiguity over the killifish eggs. :Wacky :Hilarious
     
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    Omg. You are going to be a mum to so many different fish... well looks like you are going to have your hands full. So jelly rn. My neons are not bothered about breading.
     
  11. George Duke-Cohan

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    £0 on Rams and Neons.
     
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