I'd love to be able to do what your doing. I just know it's irresponsible until I have homes for any potential babies
With zero experience or knowledge in the matter, I would be concerned the dad would thrash during the move and damage the babies.
They're precious! Perfect baby plecos.
I know! I am soooo excited!
I am ELATED! When I came up with this plan over a year ago, it was sort of just a dream. It was more like "wouldn't it be cool if blah blah blah"
But I did it!! I didn't keep a ton of his first babies. So I feel lucky that the one I grew out with him turned out to be a female. And not only that, she's a Long fin female. I will definitely have long finned babies in this batch. Everything just sort of fell into place perfectly!
Gosh I am so excited to see how many there are in there with dad.
My plan is to try and sell the yellow ones at maybe $10-$15 each (maybe even more for the long finned ones) and then give away a free brown one with the purchase of each yellow one LOL Just a little extra incentive! What do you think?
P.S. If you ever decide to ship, I would LOVE a yellow long fin baby in the future
I would love to do that for you. I could send you an angel and a yellow pleco in one package
I am so glad I didn't blow $30 on a long fin yellow blue eyed baby from the store!! I know I will have some of my very own in this batch!! I want a long finned yellow blue eyed one for myself too!! I wish I hadn't bought the standard finned yellow guys. I still think it is so funny that RIGHT after I buy them, I get my own! After waiting 14 months!! LOL
Old threads can be reopened, maybe ask the mods?
And I can't help but think "oh, look at those tadpoles, adorable"
So it is clearly a recessive gene, since the brown daughter was obviously carrying the gene. Nice.
It would be nice to know about the blue eyed gene
Oh, they're absolutely adorable-They look at little less like tadpoles already...they're getting their fins. Here's a yellow one!
So since most of the babies were still in the cave/ship when I moved them, I didn't get the opportunity to count them. Usually I get a picture of my babies in a bucket when they're being transferred allowing me to count them.
The best I can do is count how many I can see, as fast as I can, at any given time. I've gotta be quick because they move fast!! I've done it many times and what I've come up with is roughly 30 of each. So it's a litter of approximately 60 with a perfectly even 50/50 mix of yellow and brown babies.
And I can clearly tell that there are long fin ones in there yay!!
I don't really have a list at this point. So if I start one now, you're at the top of it lolYay!! I hope it's enough yellow blue eyed long fins that you get to me on the list of everyone that wants one.