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#21 Bowdy

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:46 PM

What percentage was den raising ?

#22 Michael the fish fanatic

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:57 AM

3 weeks on and a lot have died off. im guessing a 30 percent survival rate on the micro worms. I need to find something that has a higher survive rate. what are grindal worms? are they as small as micro worms?


Grindal worms are 10 times the size of microworms, so they wouldn't be good for them now, but later on it would be perfect

#23 malawiman85

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:17 PM

Didnt the aquarium society recently do a talk on feeding live food to small fry?

#24 MattyB

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 12:57 PM

sorry im not sure I dint follow much on pcs. Next I'm going to try gounded fish flesh. Will make it up and freeze it into very small squares. will keep you all posted. looks like the parent's are wanting another spawn soon

#25 malawiman85

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

How big are the fry now?

#26 MattyB

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

approx 0.8-1cm

#27 malawiman85

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:25 PM

Well done, hope it goes well. Ive always wanted to try and raise bass fry so ill be watching with a fair bit of interest.

#28 MattyB

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:38 AM

I had a family member pass away so I wasn't about to feed them for 2 days. all the fry died unfortunately. Next batch should be coming soon. plus the success rate work micro worms were not high at all. so going to try the fish Flesh idea, make it up ams freeze into small squares and see how that goes

#29 Michael the fish fanatic

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Sorry to hear about that, hopefully the next batch will be more successful

#30 Mattymak

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

Damn, sorry to hear that too :(

 

Best of luck for the next spawn!



#31 MattyB

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:56 AM

Thanks guys

 

 just a quick update they have spawned again and just turned into wrigglers this morning. hopefully more luck this time. I have been doing some research on raising fry experiments and I found a article that found a lot higher survival rate with a diff type of food so going to give this a shot. will get some pics up tomorrow



#32 tunagirll

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:21 AM

Good luck! ^.^



#33 malawiman85

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:24 AM

Best of luck and great to see someone being so open about raising the fry.

#34 MattyB

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:17 AM

Thanks guys, going to be a busy couple of weeks, got the pbass fry spawn to try look after and lucky me had my 18cm Turq and 15cm Wild discus lay some eggs so hopefully get lucky there as well so more breeding tanks to set up lol. also with this food im trying it was Australian research and they estimated 90 precent success rate so see how it goes :)



#35 Mattymak

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:53 AM

Good luck bro :)

#36 malawiman85

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:07 PM

Good luck mate those bass of yours look great, would be awesome to get some fry out there.

#37 tunagirll

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:17 PM

I have grindal worms here if you want to try some, can drop them off



#38 MattyB

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

I have grindal worms here if you want to try some, can drop them off

Thanks but no thanks, there a little big for the fry



#39 MattyB

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 12:59 AM

long time before I have done a update on here as been busy on my own facebook page. I am successfully raising a batch now, one month old at 1.5cm plus, eating and growing strong. approx 100 on this batch. (this spawn im successful with had to be the smallest batch I have seen so far -,-)
Parents are about to spawn again. this will be there last spawn in this tank. currently getting a 8x3x2.5ft tank just for the parents to enjoy :) there going to love it. will be able to fit a lot bigger piece of flat rock for bigger spawns.

#40 MattyB

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 01:09 AM

some update vids of babies getting fed (taken about 2-3 weeks ago will take updated vid soon)



slow motion of my 50cm male eating make sure watch whole vid







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