thank you!!! It is killing me to put off any more breeding for the time being, until June probably - getting married in 3 months, I wouldn't be able to leave tadpoles/newly morphed froglets with someone who wasn't familiar with their care.
I think my next batch will be x.borealis. So far I have only bred x.laevis (common ACF, the ones you see as albino and natural/marbled in stores)
x borealis is gorgeous - gray bodies with a bluish sheen in certain lights with spotting, with yellow tummies with gray/purple spots. and they are smaller than standard ACF so you can keep more in smaller capacities. a pair in 10 gallons works great!
Pictures of X.Borealis (you can see why I want to breed them!!!) My Female is Aurora and my Male is Boris
Well,I had just set up two tanks, planning on raising two batches at once...when I get a call from my mother in law.
Get ready to laugh - -
a couple days ago my mother in laws acf laid eggs. She wasn't looking to raise them...and she thought she had wiped away all the eggs. Today I went by to do her water change and low and be hold she has tadpoles!
32-40 in all...couldn't get an accurate count because they wouldn't stay still.
We sat for two hours catching them one by one with a turkey baster. My mother in law only has the one tank with the adults, so I took them home and have them in one of the tanks I had just set up for my breedings next week.
Funny how things work out, huh? I have a poll up right now in another thread for you guys to help me choose which pairs of mine to breed!
This batch of tadpoles had a natural/pied/marbled father and a reticulated albino mother. There are some dark tadpoles but mostly white tadpoles with black eyes - these will be either reticulated albinos (most likely) or leucistic albinos (less likely but possible).
So....now I will be only doing one mating of my own for the time being while I raise this batch for Barbara (mom in law)
This thread will be used to track their development - I am just hoping they survive the transition between tanks and different water.
two hours of catching them with a turkey baster, then driving home with them in a tupperware container, then having to take the time to float their tupperware in the new tank to make the temps match....
I am praying this wasn't too much stress and change for them...
This batch seems to be doing well in it's first week (not an easy week for tadpoles)
I am conditioning my female Jade (natural/marbled/pied) to be mated with my male Magellan (golden reticulated albino) sometime this next week. Keep tuned to see the development on both batches of tadpoles