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#201 mattknepley

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 03:40 PM

Dang, and I feel accomplished getting gambusia fry. Just what kind of sleezy joint are you running up there?!

Teasing- that is awesome man. Keep us posted!
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#202 Chasmodes

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 03:58 PM

LOL.  I didn't do much.  Maybe tons of detritus is a fish aphrodisiac?   :biggrin:


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#203 Chasmodes

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 02:17 PM

Update:  I just completed a water change, and afterwards sat down to check on everything.  I noticed that my skilletfish laid another batch of eggs, the third batch in two weeks.  Also, my blennies laid eggs last night or this morning again.  I wondered what happened to the older skilletfish eggs as they seemed to disappear...

 

...well, a few minutes later, I found out...I found fry swimming around my tank, most likely skilletfish but could be blennies, I guess.  They're about 3/16 of an inch long right now.  I think that a few went down the drain with the water change, I suspect!


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#204 Chasmodes

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:04 PM

They're a bit smaller than I thought, maybe 1/8" long at most.  It wasn't easy, but I was able to get a short video of them:


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#205 Doug_Dame

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

I counted one zillion two hundred and nineteen ? Looks very busy. 


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#206 mattknepley

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 08:32 PM

Doug's got better eyes than I do. I only got one zillion two hundred twelve.

Congrats, Papa! Whatcha gonna do with all those fry? Don't forget to fill out a BAP form, once you know who the new kids are! :)
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#207 Chasmodes

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Posted Today, 01:51 PM

Update:

The skilletfish lay eggs weekly now.  The blennies lay them about every three weeks that I can tell.  The fish fry from either species hang around for a few days and become fish food, I suspect.  All of the fish are really fat these days!

 

I love this picture, male striped blenny, Chasmodes bosquianus, lookin' right at'cha!:

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Kevin Wilson




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