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  • catsma_97504
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    Adventures in Parent Raising Angelfish

    Hard to believe that my first parent raised spawn is almost 2 months old! I have tried many times at parent raising, unsuccessfully. But finally found a pair that managed to figure it out.

    The parents are a 3rd generation female in my Koi line; and a 2nd generation male in a friend's Koi/Gold Marble line.

    Rec Capped Koi female


    Genetically she is Gm/g - S/S (Gold Marble/Gold - double dose Stripeless)

    Gold Marble male


    Genetically he is Gm/g - S/+ (Gold Marble/Gold - single dose Stripeless)

    This male was so aggressive that I was not able to find him a home where he wouldn't terrorize the tank! I came oh so close to selling him. But when I lost my Red Capped Koi male, I took a chance. And this proved to be the answer. He would still pull his shenanigans with the female, but she always stood her ground and never put up with his bullying. Definitely took the wind out of his sails!

    It took several tries, and some spawns that could get to the free swimming stage before eaten. I was about to give up, but decided to give them one more try. And bingo. They were able to successfully raise 90 fry for about 3 weeks.

    Here's a couple of videos......

    On the verge of free swimming
    [youtube:3gcuexqi]AevGjGRxXMU[/youtube:3gcuexqi]

    1 week free swimming
    [youtube:3gcuexqi]pd3b8SzFxjU[/youtube:3gcuexqi]

    1 month free swimming
    [youtube:3gcuexqi]7w4BjLnKKlU[/youtube:3gcuexqi]

  • pirahnah3
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    lol oh the fun of being a parent eh.

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  • catsma_97504
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    Thank you both. I hope to breed the platinum and smokey veil. They are cleaning fools and have started to chase the juvies. I may need to divide the tank.

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  • oscarsbud
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    Beautiful! I love watching babies swimming around.

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  • pirahnah3
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    Great look bunch you have there.

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  • RogueAgent94
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    Very nice looking angels!! The Platinum in there is gorgeous.

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  • catsma_97504
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    And here's the video I took tonight.

    [youtube:1h57tfa8]ZP-1n5gel4M[/youtube:1h57tfa8]

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  • catsma_97504
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    Picture time!



    Ignore the diatoms!

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  • AmazonPassion
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    59 Angel fry is a lot to me. Congrats btw.

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  • pirahnah3
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    Congrats on the succesfull move of the guys, and Way to go on finally catching that Krib! You know he has a home ready and waiting for him.

    Looking forward to seeing pics of these guys.

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  • catsma_97504
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    Stopped babying the picky eaters and have lost more. They are now 3 months old. Not only was I tired of babying those picky ones, but the end of the month when a friend cares for my tanks they would have died and polluted the tank then.

    Moved the survivors into the 55G with a single pair of adult angels. That darned krib immediately started to attack them. Grrr. So the krib in now in the 125G.

    Anyway, counted them as I moved them, and there are 53 left. Including the 6 that MOTO got, 59 total survivors from the spawn. Not too bad for a small spawn. Once the settle into their new tank I will get some pictures.

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  • RogueAgent94
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    Yeah, after a certain stage (usually around dime size) I stop babying the picky eaters. If they reach adult hood, they are often very difficult to keep alive.

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  • catsma_97504
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    They definitely look tubby after stuffing themselves on the food. Been hard trying to find foods they'd eat to get them off the BBS. There are a couple that don't look that good, refusing to eat, and I fully expect to lose them; but the others are growing fast!

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  • RogueAgent94
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    So cute! One reason I LOVED raising baby fish was because I got to see lots of tubby little fish floating around lol. Babies are so cute when they are full.

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  • catsma_97504
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    Got a few pictures of them eating the Repashy Spawn & Grow. Here's the better ones....





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