Jack Dempseys Had Fry - Oops! 55 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by bolivianbaby, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Uh, I need a little advice. I just walked by Shelby's JD tank. She has a male blue JD and a female gold JD. There's a couple hundred fry swimming around. I hope they show up in the vid. I wasn't expecting this. How do I care for JD fry? I'm used to convicts, but this is my first JD spawn and I didn't do it on purpose:;voices
     
  2. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    I'd imagine just let the parents do their thing...
    They're EBJD & gold crosses???
     
  3. OP
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    bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Blue Gene, not Electric Blue. Mom's a gold. Dad's blue gene. He's the one guarding them in the vid. I'll try to get a better vid of him later when it's dark outside. Maybe he'll show up better. I didn't see this coming, I just assumed they weren't old enough and that they were difficult to breed.

    Should I just re-name my house the fry factory? 5 convict spawns in the past 10 days, 3 guppies had babies in the past month. But those are easy. I thought JD's were much more picky about spawning.
     




  4. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    Shawnie had a spawn also...I may be going up to her to pick up a few in a month. I would love Golds too...jeez I'm going to need another 150!! ;)
     




  5. OP
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    bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    If I can figure out how to take care of these guys and they make it, you can have as many as you want:;hug2
     
  6. Amanda

    AmandaFishlore VIPMember

    lol...my mom will be SO thrilled to hear that! ;)
     
  7. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    So cool! Congratulations.
    Check off another place I won't drink the water....yours, Shawnies......lol
    It's too fertile!
     
  8. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    hahaa...um BB , thats whot happens when you put boys and girls together silly woman!!!!! LOL

    dont do anything..especially if they are the only occupants...after about 2 weeks, id scoop some out if you want to be sure to have babies live...but in the meantime, they will be fine ;)
     
  9. btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    Right on BB! Like Shawnie said just leave them be.
    Good luck.

    Brian
     
  10. OP
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    bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    This from the woman who has a cory baby and she's not sure which type of cory it is? Hmmm, I'd say your water is just as dangerous as ours:;laughing

    I thought boys and girls only worked with convicts. With JD's, I thought candles or dinner was required:;laughing

    Thanks Brian

    I have total sympathy for the parents. It's a 55g tank and those fry are EVERYWHERE! They are definitely refusing to stay in the yard:;laughing Mom and Dad are being run ragged chasing them down to put them back in the house.

    There are two pink convicts in the tank as well, but they're keeping a respectful distance. If things get dangerous for them, I'll put them in an empty 29g.
     
  11. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    they will learn to stay outta the way fast ;) my 75g with the new spawn is overstocked...like you wouldnt believe :whistling: and all know one side is the jd's
     
  12. btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    I have stooped as low as playing a little Barry Manilow music for the guys who don't want to do their business.....
     
  13. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    :;rl:sign0011:
    what do you play when you want the "guys" to chill out?:;dk
     
  14. btate617

    btate617Well Known MemberMember

    I haven't come across that yet.

    I encourage all my boys to play as often as the girls are willing.

    Brian
     
  15. Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    LOL marie your water is just as dangerous as shawnie's!!!
    :giggle:
     
  16. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    :;ot:;rl

    tony my water is pure as the driven snow ;D :whistling::;a1
     
  17. Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    :;laughing
    send me some! my cons just stare at eachother and dont want to do anything... ;D
     
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    bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    UPDATE: The babies have disappeared. I guess Mom and Dad or the pink convicts got hungry. Mom looks kinda upset. I'm sure some convict fry will cheer her up. I've heard it's like chocolate for humans:p At least I know what to expect the next time and I won't be in a panic trying to figure out what I need to do.
     
  19. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    awwwwww :(
    that was fast!!!!!!! mine were in there for a few weeks before i tried to save any...but at least you know they are a pair right? :)
     
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    bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    True, and that was their first time spawning as a pair, so I'd say overall they did well. I may take out the pink cons the next time they spawn. I still have empty tanks, so it really wouldn't be a problem. I'll get one aquascaped soon in case of a repeat performance;) How often do JD's spawn?
     




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