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Tau's first spawns (Cyphotilapia gibberosa Mikula)

5 years 8 months ago #34421 by Razzo
A couple more recent images of the proud papa, Tau. He was sand sifting for food....




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5 years 8 months ago #34420 by Razzo
Hey guys, I measured a sampling of the Mikula fry and the bigger ones were about 1.25" and the rest seemed to be half way between 1.00" and 1.25". Those measurements are 52 days from the spawn date; so, they are about 8 to 9 days shy of two months.

1.25" is the point I consider them to be "marketable." Just a line in the sand that I decided that I would not ship them until they reached that size. So, they are basically there. In two weeks I will consider them ship-able.

If all goes according to plan, I'd like to keep 15 of them to grow out and document size & date miles stones in this thread.




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5 years 8 months ago #34419 by Razzo
The babies are doing well guys :) Here's the long over due update....

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Tau let me snap some images of him before dinner time. He is really blossoming as the tank alpha:





Captured a few images of the fry in the 40 gallon tank. It is a little harder getting images of such small fish that are not forced near the glass like they were in the tumbler. Had to bump the ISO up to 3200. Here they are at Day 53 from their spawning date.






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5 years 9 months ago #34393 by dakwas1940
:woohoo: Razzo, what's happening with the "babies".......

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5 years 9 months ago #34368 by Razzo
I am not too good at videos. Here's a couple. Not the greatest...

Available in 1080p HD if you want.

Feeding time - little pigs :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sSdz3w22Z8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4cKKTqqzyo

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5 years 9 months ago #34348 by Razzo
Last night, I released all 51 fry from their floating nurseries into the 40 gallon tank. They were in the floating nurseries for approx. 10 days. They were all eating well; so, it was time to release them. It will take some time getting used to photographing them in the 40.

FTS of the 40 gallon tank







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5 years 9 months ago #34332 by Razzo
Hey guys, I have not updated my FTS in quite some time. Here it is from tonight.


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5 years 9 months ago #34331 by Razzo
Hey guys,

They are still doing great. Both groups A & B have been pulled from their respective tumblers and are in the 40 gallon long. At this time, both groups are in two floating nurseries in the 40. I just wanted to give them a week or so in the nursery to make sure they are eating good. Both groups are eating well so far :)

I will have to get around to shooting in the 40 (just been busy).

While the following photo is not terribly exciting, this is my method of counting fry in larger groups (from my altolamp breeding days). I will shoot down at the group and in PhotoShop, I will put a colored dot on each fish that I counted - the first ten will get a blue dot and the next ten will get a yellow dot and so forth. I was able to confirm that the larger brood did have 41 (still does). I do look forward to seeing all of them swimming around in the 40.

I do have another female holding today.



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5 years 9 months ago #34321 by bassetman
The big Dovii pairs each have one and the third is my Central American community tank. They are a simple build as all the parts are a full 8x4 lexan sheet or half sheets. Full sheet top and bottom. Half a sheet lengthwise for the sides and 2 2x4' quater sheets at the ends. Real size is like 470 gallons.

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5 years 9 months ago #34320 by Razzo

bassetman wrote: Building an 8x4x2 foot 500 gallon, my fourth. Might have to hit you up for some mikulas .


That's a big tank and that will be your fourth tank that big???? wow!

Mikula supply is good right now. I have 51 at this time and I plan on keeping 15 for myself to grow out and another 15 have already been spoken for; so, that leaves 21 that should be available.

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