Saturday, 21 March 2009

Eggs no more...

Well, turns out either the male or female JD (or both) found the wriggles to be a tasty treat. They ate them on the 3rd day. I did managed to see actual fry, and hatching, at one point I seen up to 10 wriggling on the clay pot waiting for mother to collect. (eat!)
Think I have learnt a lesson with these pair now. When eggs are spawned in future, I will remove the clay pot & eggs to a separate tank, with plenty of aeration and nice clean water. Raise fry manually!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Photos of JD Spawn - Take 2!

As promised photos of the JD eggs, with proud female.
about 5-6 eggs are white this morning. much better improvement than the 100+'s last time.
Will keep updated.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Jack Dempsey Breeding Take 2!

As you can see from the pictures below, none of the eggs from the last time my Jack Dempsey's spawned were viable. However tonight I have noticed more eggs! The eggs have been deposited on the same plant pot as the last spawn, however there is one noticeable difference: in the previous spawn the eggs remained a clear orange colour throughout. Yet today's spawn look much different- a clear orange but with a distinct blank centre. So hopefuly this means the latest batch of eggs have been fertilised. Will get a photo on here soon and keep you updated on their progress.