The wrigglers have started to swim, but not all good news, as a large number of them have deformed spines. I have researched this, and it seems to be quite common in captive breeding. Unfortunately I can't find any definitive answers as to why this happens, so if it is something I have done, I don't know what it is.
Seems like Mum and Dad treated themselves to a fry'd breakfast!
I guess they knew that the fry weren't strong. I still have no idea if I did something wrong, or it was just bad luck!??! Put them back into the main tank this morning, to give them a break. I have a new large tank being delivered on Friday, and this will become my main tank. So I have a plan to use my 450l tank as a breeding tank there after. I can partition it into 4 segments, and his should work really well.
I will start a separate thread on the new tank build, and then after that continue here with the conversion of my current main tank to breeding tank.
Picking this up again! I recently bought a new tank for my Discus, so my old 450l is now redundant. So I am going to turn it into a 3 bay breeding salon. I plan to drill the base out and have over flow pipes, which will double a breeding pipes. Also plumb in a sump filter and auto water changer.
The tank was previously on a wooden cabinet, which wouldn't work for my plan, and also got knackered when my filer leaked and flooded the base. So first job is to build a new stand. Woodwork is not in my repertoire, but fortunately metal work is
So I bought some steel, and built a stand at my work.