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    Update. Babies are now 33 days old and wearing their electric blue suits! They are eating brine shrimp, daphnia and flake food and seem to be having a fun time eating off of the foam filter. They are sharing their 10 gallon tank with a few corys. Here are a few pics. They are not very good. I need to find out what kind of camera is good for taking these kind of pics. I know about fish breeding but don't know much about picture taking!





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    Update on frusterdated's electric blue acaras

    It has been almost a month but here is the latest update on Frusterdated's Electric Blue Acaras. They are all doing well and eating anything I offer them. They are now about 1/2 inch. It seems like it takes the fry forever to grow sometimes. I took a few pics and this one is the best although I know it is not very good. But you can see the blue covering most of the body. I assume a trait like the electric blue coloration is recessive and so I expected to have at least a few fry that have normal coloration. But, it looks like all of them have the electric blue. Maybe the electric blue acara does not even carry a gene for the normal coloration. So as long as both parents are electric blue, then all of the offspring will also be electric blue. I am learning! I just started a 100 gallon stock tank of daphnia outdoors so I should soon have a strong supply of daphnia for the fry. I think they will grow faster on a live food diet.


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    1/2" for 1 month is pretty fast growing IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ptran View Post
    1/2" for 1 month is pretty fast growing IMO.


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    You are right Ptran. It only seems slow because I want them to grow fast. Your big guy (girl?) and the prospective mate are still courting I guess. They have one end of a 100 gallon tank and 10 other severums have the other end. I need more big tanks!

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    LOL ain't we all on big tanks?

    I don't remember how long since you bought that gold severum from me. Thought they would have been breeding like rabbit by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptran View Post
    LOL ain't we all on big tanks?

    I don't remember how long since you bought that gold severum from me. Thought they would have been breeding like rabbit by now.
    I think I got him from you around March or so. They have been playing house for a month now but still no spawn. I will do a large water change today. Maybe that will trigger baby making!

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    Keep us posted.
    Hopefully they are not the same sex LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptran View Post
    Keep us posted.
    Hopefully they are not the same sex LOL.
    Tubes are out! Ptran, Your gold severum's tube is long and wide. The red severum's tube is only out a little and it is narrow. So, still looks like the big gold is a lady! But the real world test is does the gold severum lay eggs? I did a 40% water change again today. Now we let nature take it's course. Tune in same bat time same bat channel.

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    Usually one with long tube is female. Good luck sir!


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    Day 72 Update

    My how the days fly by! Some of the fry are now an inch long. They are happy to eat anything that will fit in their mouths! Today I moved them into a 30 gallon tank. I expect fast growth at this point.




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