Omega/Ivy spawn

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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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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?
 

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

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Groan... don't remind me
I'm looking forward to it but at the same time...

rofl it'll be worth it to see the little darlings in the end I suppose
 

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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!
 
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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!!!
 

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