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my yellow lab who's a first timer spat late on thursday. (in a 10g tank)

at first i thought there were 7 but after a water change and clean today i counted 11 :dancing:

mum's back in the main tank and catching up on some food, all's going well.

i wanted to share my good fortune with you all.

regards chromedome :fish: :thumb:
 

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Good stuff mate :D
 

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Cool beans! Congratulations, chromedome.
 

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hi everyone,

thanks for your kind replies.
it's all knew to me so hence my excitement, but i guess it becomes ho hum after a while.
thanks again for sharing this with me. :wink:

happy fish keeping,

regards chromedome :thumb:
 

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I don't think it becomes ho hum...the fry are just so CUTE! Of course I usually let my Mom's spit in the tank so catching the Mom's, stripping and having the entire brood to raise is not a monthly occurrance for me.
 

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g-day djransome,

i tried catching a cobalt blue today thats due any time soon, i striped the tank bare and my wife and i spent an hour trying to pick her out of the other 4 .
we chased and chased till we couldn't tell the wood from the trees.
it ain't easy is it! i really wanted her first batch, maybe i'll try again tomorrow.
 

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Catch all of them and return the ones that are not holding, easier.
 

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Hey chromedome,
Why don't you try the fry pile method instead of catching the mother. It sounds alot easier. Sink a black bowl in the substrate and fill it with black stones. The mother will spit the fry into the pile of stones and then you can lift the bowl and fry out of the tank. Have a bucket of tank water ready to put the bowl with fish into.
Just an idea I've read about. Good luck :thumb:
 

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thanks guys,
hey dewdrop i like your idea, does it have to be black stones?
it's just iv'e got a bag of white stones left over from garden renovations, but i can imagine that black would seem safer to the fish.
just a thought!
 
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