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Old 12-06-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Wigglers!

I finally managed to get a batch of my angelfish eggs to the wiggler stage. This is what I did different: Previously I just took the object that they laid on, and placed it in my 29gal growout/breeder. After about 6 unsuccessful batches where everything got fungus and died, I decided to try something new. I put the filter intake tube with the eggs on it in a half gallon mason jar with an air tube going through the inside of the filter tube and blowing up along the eggs. I've also been adding 1/4 tsp hydrogen peroxide daily for fungus control. I came home today and found my wigglers. Almost all had been blown off the filter tube and were stuck to the floor of the jar, so I'll need to adjust that next time, but they all seem to be fine anyway. Looks like i had at least a 90% hatch rate. Only counted about 20 white eggs out of the maybe 600 eggs total. I'll keep you updated and get pictures if they get big enough to take pictures of.

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Congrats on the batch man!
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Congrats! How exciting! Please keep us updated on how they are doing.
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day 2 update:
Wigglers are still intact. They have already developed heads and the starts of eyes. Things are moving pretty fast.
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I managed to get a halfway decent shot of these tiny little buggers.

fuzzy, yes, but you can mostly tell what's there

Here's one that I used my digital wizardry to outline so you can better make out the shape
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LOL nice wizardry. They are definately healthy looking wrigglers.
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Lookin' great man! Good luck,
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:03 PM   #9
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looks like I'm going to have to start up my brine shrimp hatchery again. haven't done that in almost a year
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:09 PM   #10
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wigglers are still wiggling. Eyes and head have now become obvious. things seem to be moving along quite well.
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That's good to hear, and your pictures are very nice!
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I'm so happy for you. This must be quite the thrill! I'd love watching them grow! Good luck with them!
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Great, you planning on sellin?
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yes, I'll be putting up an offering for them both on AA and on aquabid.
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Cool, I wasn't planning on buying because, to be honest I don't really like angel fish, but yeah just wondering, how much you selling them for each?
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good question, I have no idea. haha
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Petco sells them at dime size for around $4 a piece so if you sell them at dime size try to aim for somewhere around there.
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looks like some of my more adventurous little guys are beginning to try swimming. Time to start the hatchery me thinks
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Me thinks you thinks right
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Im very excited for you and have my fingers crossed for you and the lil guys.
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