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Old 02-21-2017, 02:40 PM   #11
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Probably a male. Feed some frozen bloodworm, see if that's gets him going

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Apparently he? likes the deep blue led setting and the bloodworms. Definitely more interested now, guess we'll find out for sure with the hatch or no hatch result in a few days...
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Could still be two females?
Watch to see if even one egg is fertile...That is next test.
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Could still be two females?
Watch to see if even one egg is fertile...That is next test.


Will do, thanks.
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Update: 7 hours in so far so good. Eggs are an amber color still which I assume means they are fertile? At least that's what I read from a few resources. Female is fanning them constantly and the other EBA gives her a break every now and then. Both are keeping the one other fish far from the eggs and no egg eating to this point.
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24 hours in what do you think? Mostly fertile? The bright white is sand and looks like a few lighter white bad eggs I'm assuming. This is the clearest pic I could get sorry [ATTACH]295319
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They look good!
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Electric Blue Acara Male and Female?

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They look good!


Awesome! I'm getting excited! Should I do a water change? Been feeding pretty heavy the last 48-72 hours. Haven't tested water but was perfect about 4 days ago. I'm a clean freak(aquariums only) so not changing water every three days or so starts to eat at me.
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You could change a little if it doesn't PO them too much.
Fish are funny, most eat their own eggs or fry to keep another from eating them..
Strange type of defense?
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You could change a little if it doesn't PO them too much.
Fish are funny, most eat their own eggs or fry to keep another from eating them..
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Yeah lol, guess they figure if they are gunna get eaten slowly by intruders might as well get a free meal for yourself? I've seen both eating a few but seems like more trying to pick out the bad eggs than full on buffet style. Assuming they make it to wiggle stage do you recommend nature or nurture approach? I'm an admirer of nature so I lean that way, Given time and space most things nature do better on their own than when we humans get in the mix imo.
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I pull and artificially hatch eggs almost everyday!
Nature is great.We don't come close with our little glass boxes for some fish.
I stop putting effort into my rams after winter and have only once in 3 + years had a bonded pair raise their own fry.
Mind you eggs that add up to 200+ fry and these parents got me I think 3 fry.....


I usually recommend pulling the first in case you never the get the chance again.
Also to learn yourself.
Fish will spawn faster once fry are gone.
Hard part is getting them once they are wigglers.
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