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Old 09-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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First fry ever!

Got a surprise today when cleaning the tank -- I was wondering why the Orange Fin Caudopunks had been biting my arm with such fervor!

The kids are so excited. All right -- I'm as thrilled as them.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Here's the proud daddy.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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Might just be me being blind but I don't see the fry :p
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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Might just be me being blind but I don't see the fry :p
i see them in the shell! congrats, the dad is beautiful
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Congrats!!! There will be more. LOL
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #6
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Awesome! pretty fish
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:59 PM   #7
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We counted seven hanging outside their shell at once. I might have lost some before realizing they were there since I was actually doing some shell scrubbing during today's PWC. Two of the caudopunks' three shells were removed from the tank and cleaned in a bucket and the third I left in and cleaned in place -- don't really know why -- but that's the one we found the fry in later. I checked my bucket after the fact and found no fry, so I suspect the mom slurped them into the protection of her mouth before I removed those shells if there were any in there.

How big is a neolamprologus caudopunctatus brood usually?
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Awesome beautiful fish!! And a nice setup.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:04 PM   #10
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Thanks! They're swimming around today. My! How they grow up so fast.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:12 AM   #11
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Got a surprise today when cleaning the tank -- I was wondering why the Orange Fin Caudopunks had been biting my arm with such fervor!

The kids are so excited. All right -- I'm as thrilled as them.
How many adults did you start off with? I've seen this advertised on eBay but I decided against them since they aren't colony fish. I really liked their colours though!
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:25 AM   #12
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I just bought a pair off of aquabid. I thought they'd have to get much bigger before having fry -they're still the same size they were when I got them which is maybe an inch and a half for the male and maybe an inch and a quarter for the female. I read that caudopunks get twice that size so I'm a little surprised.
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Nice fish. I might consider breeding some
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:45 PM   #14
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Cute fish, waiting for guppy frys. What are you feeding them?
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