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orandagal
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New babies
« on: July 15, 2012, 10:17:05 AM »

Hi All, some have read about my surprise, but I have new babies. I've never had babies before so this is really exciting and interesting for me. I have a 12 gallon Eclipse tank that I was going to keep for a quarentine tank but with it just sitting empty put 3 playties in it a while back. One orange, two yellow. Then saw some Panda Playties that I fell in love with and got 3 of those. Not sure why, but fish being fish, all of them sporatically died but the orange one. On Friday I told my husband she was probably lonely and I had ever intention in the world to get her some playmates on Saturday but she surprised me and had babies (guess that's one way to cure lonliness) I was floored, put my glasses on just to make sure I really was seeing babies and yep, there they were. I really needed to clean out the tank and that was my project for Saturday, so I tried to get up as many babies as I could so I didn't suck them up in the vac. In the first picture they all look orange, but it's just the lighting of the picture, I have some that are really dark, and some that look yellow.
Then when I was getting ready to put the filtration system back in (it's a bio wheel that sits under the hood), the bottom part broke off that holds the hose to bring the water up, and I was thinking to myself, "well, this is just great, no filtration, my babies are going to die" Then it dawned on me I ordered a bigger pump for my new aquarium when I got it, (but kept the 30 gallon pump that came with it) just in case, so I took some of the bio media from the bigger pump, had to cut a square out of the tank top so the HOB pump would sit on the lip and thankfully it worked. I actually like this pump better. So, after freaking out thinking I was going to lose everyone, all is well again. Babies went back in the tank with mom, it's clean for now, and I bought a new floating plant which everyone, especially mom seems to like. There is a picture of the tank with the pump hanging off the side, not too attractive, but got to go with whatever works  Cheesy and then mom happy in her new hide-a-way. Thanks for letting me share my new additions with you. Oh, and I do have more than I originally thought I did. They are so fast and small it's really hard to catch them when their on the move and hiding in the gravel   Smiley
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Vicloz2006
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Re: New babies
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 08:19:31 PM »

Aww they are only a few days old by the looks of them if that. I think they are so funny at this age they are just all eyes lol.
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fantailer
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Re: New babies
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 12:40:03 PM »

Wow they reproduce like rabbits!!
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Re: New babies
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 09:18:11 AM »

Really enjoyed yor post. It's fun to watch them grow.  Do keep posting pics.  Smiley
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orandagal
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Re: New babies
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 06:51:22 PM »

Thanks Saja-everyone seems to be doing fine. Every now and then you see a little one dart across the tank but for the most part they are sticking to the gravel or in the plants. I hope some of them will make it, and it really is interesting to see them, when they come out. I've been looking and I know I have some orange ones for sure and you can see just the tips of their tails turning black and I also have some yellow  Smiley Will try to get some more pics next week. They should be a little bigger by then  Smiley
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Re: New babies
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 07:10:03 AM »

As long as the mother doesn't try and eat then they should all survive. My were in with their daddy, Logan had 23 babies and I still have 23 left.
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orandagal
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Re: New babies
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2012, 07:29:11 PM »

Just a quick update  Smiley Babies are a little over a week old now, and everyone is doing well. Mom leaving them alone, they are coming out of hiding more often, getting bigger and it's really cute to watch them chase after the crumbled up flakes as they float thru the water. I really enjoy watching them as they dart here and there. They are enjoying the floating plant but I think mom enjoys it the most  Wink  I tried counting them the other day and I think I have around 18-20 and I am wondering about their colors. I'm really enjoying them Smiley
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Re: New babies
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 10:40:07 AM »

Yay theyre still all fine!!
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Re: New babies
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 08:23:59 AM »

You are one busy mom. 20 babies!!!  Enjoy.
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