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Old 04/27/2018, 08:52 PM   #1
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Ruby Reds take 2

I worked with rubies a few years ago then lost the fish.

I just recently obtained a male and female put them on a 30 gallon.

They eat mysid but the tank has plentiful Copepods and amphipods

About a month ago they appeared to be trying to ascend but as lights started going out around my fish room the female got more interested in amphipods then mating. Been checking for eggs every night but nothing.

Tonight we have Spawn! Eggs. They look to be developing so that would mean they are fertile. I'll know more in the morning. My parvos crashed so this batch won't go anywhere but stil exciting.


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Old 05/01/2018, 10:01 PM   #2
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Well as predicted I lost the last batch of eggs but I didn't get to see if they hatched cause I spilled the cup in the morning.

I have more spawn tonight. I am a little confused as before (two years ago when playing with ruby reds and mandarins) the eggs were in a raft but these are all single. I don't know if the amphipods are breaking them up or if they are being released in a casting action. Maybe these ruby reds are a different species. there are many 'ruby reds'. I hope in the morning to be able to tell if they are developing. I think some are fertile others don't look fertile. I still don't have good parvo so these won't make it. But if they keep spawning and if they are fertile then I'll be ready soon enough.


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Old 05/02/2018, 06:10 AM   #3
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This is some really interesting stuff, I've been tagging along with your sea horse thread as well. Do they spawn on a schedule or do you just watch them until they start to do their rises then shut the rank off and collect?


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Old 05/02/2018, 07:46 AM   #4
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Happy ruby reds and mandarins spawn almost nightly with good nutrition. So I feed between 6-7 and I leave the tank off til about 10 pm when I'm ready for bed. Lights go out at 9. I'm not sure if they are spawning right before or right after lights out. My previous batch spawn late after lights out but I think these two actually do it around 8:30. Maybe I'll work on narrowing it down soon. I just stay busy right now. The eggs float so not hard to find them. though they are opaque and small so you really have to look closely especially with the single egg thing versus the raft.

But the tank is got many amphipods and some of them come to the surface and float at night so they maybe eating/breaking up the raft.

These two are also fairly secretive. If I'm watching they hide.


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Old 05/02/2018, 07:56 PM   #5
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Well it doesn't look like last night was fertile. I got more eggs today (lots) and I have narrowed down the time between 8 pm and 9:30 pm.


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Old 05/04/2018, 06:59 AM   #6
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Well a few were fertile. I had many eggs go white and sink but I also had about 5 larva. So some of them were fertile. Now to get my parvos going again.


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Old 05/04/2018, 11:21 AM   #7
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Awesome! Can't wait to see pictures when they're more than just a speck


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Old 05/07/2018, 07:50 PM   #8
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Well here is the speck under a microscope. This larva is just coming out of the egg.




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Old 05/08/2018, 06:16 AM   #9
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So cool!


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Old 06/08/2018, 10:43 PM   #10
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Wow, that's tiny. Is that batch still alive?


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Old 06/08/2018, 11:42 PM   #11
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Really cool, thanks for sharing

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Old 06/09/2018, 09:02 AM   #12
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No I've got to get my t-Ido / parvos stable before these are going anywhere. I just took a new job so my high hopes for the summer are over.


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