The female kenyi's eggs have hatched... she has wiggles in her mouth!

Angela_96
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They are so cute.. she is having trouble w/ them they get to the front of her mouth and she has to work them back in.

Now my question, how much longer does she have until she will spit? I know for a fact she has been holding at least for 3 weeks as of this sunday coming up.
 
Shawnie
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dont know the answer to this, but id love to see a pic of her holding! congrats!!!
 
Angela_96
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Heres one I took a couple days after I think she spawned I came home from work at 7p and her mouth was big.
 
Martinismommy
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Wow! Congratulations on the little wigglers....She is a beautiful fish...I can't wait to see pics of the babies.....
 
Shawnie
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chipmunk cheeks!! shes beautious!
 
COBettaCouple
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Beautiful pic!
 
MissMTS
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Congrats! I can't wait to see the babies when she spits!
 
Angela_96
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Thanks, hopefully it won't be long... and it won't be in the on the next 3 days that are planned (today son to ent, tomm myself to doc and hair, then sat to chat) so if she can miss those times to spit... I will be so happy...
 
Allie
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She could be spitting any time now. Congrats...do you have her a tank alone?
 
Angela_96
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She could be spitting any time now. Congrats...do you have her a tank alone?

Thanks, yes she is in a tank all to herself w/ one cave for her to feel safe in. I put her there about 7 days ago to give her a while to get used to it and get a "safe" feeling in the cave so she would hopefully spit them out in there... I just hope she spits them out and don't eat them before I can get her out. If so I will be stripping her the next times.
 
voiceless_kat
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This is exciting. I have only seen mouthbrooders in books, you are so lucky. Hope you can post pics, and I hope she respects your timetable..lol.

Pretty darn cute. How big is she?

Val
 
Angela_96
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This is exciting. I have only seen mouthbrooders in books, you are so lucky. Hope you can post pics, and I hope she respects your timetable..lol.

Pretty darn cute. How big is she?

Val

Thanks, She is about 3 inches long not very big. Honestly I am not expecting a big batch from her because of her size right now. I am just so excited with this being my first time seeing for myself a mouthbooder in person. I am having to ask questions and read read read. I will def post pics!

They are poking their little heads right at her lips right now, you can see strips on them... I am so excited!
 
voiceless_kat
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Geez..............me too! Ha ha!! I would be up all night watching.

Val
 
Angela_96
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Geez..............me too! Ha ha!! I would be up all night watching.

Val

I have been bugging her a lot! I vaccumed her tank out today, but I left her "corner cave" alone and tried not to stress her. Shes so used to the python she comes out and swims around it. Of coarse shes grown up w/ my fish ocd. My husband even took a flashlight looking in her mouth, he's as bad as me, even saying "hey there little guys!!!"
I went out today and bought a brine shrimp hatchery and some "first bites" just in case they weren't happy w/ crushed flake food... I hope the shrimp eggs hatch before she spits...
 
COBettaCouple
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I love it!
My husband even took a flashlight looking in her mouth, he's as bad as me, even saying "hey there little guys!!!"
 
voiceless_kat
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Good Morning, I can't wait to hear how she is this morning???? What a miracle of nature all these different fish are, right? fingers crossed for a successful "spit"??!

Val
 
Angela_96
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Good Morning, I can't wait to hear how she is this morning???? What a miracle of nature all these different fish are, right? fingers crossed for a successful "spit"??!

Val

Thanks, not yet... I'm glad I have been gone all day! I had an out of town Drs appt then I had to go pay bills.. so I would have the rest of the week and weekend free... She was a good girl.... I'm hoping she does it Sunday day... lol.. or tomm before 3 (but you know mother nature when its her time it will happen).
It is a miracle of nature and so amazing how all these fish do the different things they do. I used to literally watch my guppies for hours when they were looking ready to drop their fry and would get so excited when I saw the live births. So this is even as sweet.. I am thinking of setting up my video camera on the tank when I am not home, maybe I won't miss it that way.
 
voiceless_kat
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It is a miracle of nature and so amazing how all these fish do the different things they do. I used to literally watch my guppies for hours when they were looking ready to drop their fry and would get so excited when I saw the live births. So this is even as sweet.. I am thinking of setting up my video camera on the tank when I am not home, maybe I won't miss it that way.


A video camera would be awesome! When my gup dropped it was me "first time" with any of this fish birthing, and I pulled up a chair and watched. We are kooky!! However it was the most amazing thing to me. A mouthbrooder is almost beyond what I can comprehend....

I love that your husband is getting into it -- mine kinda caved also.....

Val
 
COBettaCouple
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Yea - a fish-cam!
 
Angela_96
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Yea - a fish-cam!

I guess the fish cam wouldn't have helped however at least I would have seen how big of a batch she had)
 
COBettaCouple
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Yea, I'm sorry it didn't go well. We've had no luck with our angel pair yet.. these cichlids are something, aren't they?
 

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