Omega/Ivy spawn

  1. critter_fritter79

    critter_fritter79 Well Known Member Member

    This spwn turned out even better than I hoped. Omega is the green bf hm male I bought and Ivy is the green girl I got from MM. I had high hopes for them and they did AWESOME. No injuries during the spawn and he built a beautiful nest. After the spawn, he never left that nest...SUPER DAD! I knew this was a fairly large spawn, but I had no idea just how large! I was thinking around 100, but once I removed him yesterday, I noticed this huge balck cloud in the back of the tank...it was more fry! I think the number is close to 300 honestly! They are EVERYWHERE in that tank! Here are some pics of the fry in only 1 of the corners plus the proud parents!!
     

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  2. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    That is awesome! Congratulations! Mom and Dad are both gorgeous!
     
  3. Furallicah

    Furallicah Well Known Member Member

    Congrats Critter!
     




  4. cajunfiberco

    cajunfiberco Well Known Member Member

    Wow! How exciting!!

    Tell me, has it been hard, fun, etc? I want to try breeding someday... What are you going to do with all the babies once they are grown out?
     
  5. redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Congrats, the parents are beautiful. What do you do with all of those babies?????
     
  6. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    WooHoo Critter!
     
  7. Deeps

    Deeps Valued Member Member

    Awesome...... and Congrats
     
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    critter_fritter79

    critter_fritter79 Well Known Member Member

    Hopefully some of these fry will grow up to be in my show line up..some will be future breeders and some will be sold. It is very exciting to breed these awesome fish, but it is also a LOT of hard work. I probably spend 6-7 hours a day working on fishy things...water changes, cleaning cups and tanks, feeding, etc...
     
  9. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Groan... don't remind me :p
    I'm looking forward to it but at the same time...
    :p
    rofl it'll be worth it to see the little darlings in the end i suppose :p
     
  10. bassbonediva

    bassbonediva Fishlore VIP Member

    Wowsers! Congrats, critter! Omega is absolutely stunning!
     
  11. Tigerfishy

    Tigerfishy Well Known Member Member

    Beautiful fish, and seeing all those teeny tiny fry makes me wonder how they grow so fast and so big!

    I really look forward to seeing how these guys turn out, thanks so much for showing us them!
     
  12. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the fry! Beautiful parents.
    Ken
     
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    critter_fritter79

    critter_fritter79 Well Known Member Member

    Red it is ABSOLUTELY worht it! It may be a lot of hard work, but I love every minute of it! My fiance laughs at me all the time. He says he can never figure out how I can be dripping sweat and smiling at the same time!!!:;rocker
     
  14. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hehehe
    Labor of love :p
     
  15. hooxeii

    hooxeii Well Known Member Member

    Glad to hear the spawn went well :)