Black moor fry

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  1. Giannis86

    Giannis86 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    First of all i would like to say hi,
    i have been browsing these forums for a while and finally decided to register.

    About 1.5 months ago my moors laid eggs which i decided to breed
    This is my first ever attempt in doing this so i made sure i found all necessary information that i could. I have to say that i am quite happy with the results!


    Basic information:
    FEEDING: 3 times per day with live artemia (DIY setup with 2 bottles for continuous supply)
    QUANTITY: started with about 30 or so and 25 were left after 2-3 days when they starting having interest in food. Since then they have been getting artemia and only two have died ever since.
    TANK: UNDER CONSTRUCTION! DIY Tank 101x41x50cm. The tank is already built but i am restoring it. In the meantime the fry has been kept in a large bucket ~10 liters of water. Although it is quite small they seem to have been doing fine until now. Soon the 180liter tank will be finished and form their new house.
    MAINTAINANCE: Daily water changes and 2 times per day i siphon the poo out


    Here are some of the photos of their progress:

    The parents!
    KITT (female)
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    KARR (male)

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    The eggs in the tank
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    Day 1
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    Day 2 - this fellow hatched in the parents tank
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    After 1 week
    - Fish in a glass during cleanup. Note the orange stomach from the artemia;D
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    About 2 weeks
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    3 weeks
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    1 months old (~2cm in length)
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    1.5months old - Check the already large tails
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    More to come as they grow!
     
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  3. hydrojeff

    hydrojeff Montipora Capricornis

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    soooo cool, keep the pics coming!!!
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    awesome, well done - great pictures by the way

    Steve
     
  5. dufresne

    dufresne Feather Duster

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  6. WCW

    WCW Feather Duster

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    what a trip. I can't believe they look like that at that stage. So different from the adults. At what point do they turn black and their eyes start popping out?
     
  7. Giannis86

    Giannis86 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    those buggers grow really fast!
    if i look carefully i can already see their eyes popping out a little..not much though

    as about turning black i expect it to start happening within 2-3weeks or so..

    honestly i cant wait!
     
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  9. Giannis86

    Giannis86 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Update on the moors!

    7weeks old

    I can definitely see that they have grown big bellies and they have started getting some color. Some of them are darker and their top is turning gold/dark green.

    Excuse them for the poo but im still trying to teach them some manners :D :D

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    Sadly enough there are a few that are underdeveloped but it was expected to happen anyway
     

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  10. whippy

    whippy Sailfin Tang

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    These are one my favorite goldfish :D (can't see pics so I'm assuming moor goldfish)
     
  11. Giannis86

    Giannis86 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    i edited the above post and attached the pics on the forum
    i hope you can see them now
     
  12. whippy

    whippy Sailfin Tang

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    Awesome!! I can see them now :D

    I love those little guys! If my tank were a fresh, it would full of them :D