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pyithar
07/10/2015, 02:03 AM
two days ago, i noticed these eggs. now some of them have changed colors. does it mean the brown eggs are hatching tonight? thanks in advance.

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/pyithar/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps9p0h4ozt.jpg

Pearfish
07/10/2015, 07:19 AM
You will know when they are going to hatch when you see little silver eyes on the eggs. They look like silver tips.

pyithar
07/10/2015, 08:30 AM
thank you for the reply. looks like it'll take a day or two more to hatch. now i could sleep early tonight :D

gar732
07/10/2015, 09:11 AM
By the looks of them I'd say it'll take more than a day or two more before they hatch, how long ago were they laid? Mine hatch in 8-9 days. this is what you'll be looking for
http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab142/gar732/IMG_2611_zpsdd7bc5b7.jpg (http://s858.photobucket.com/user/gar732/media/IMG_2611_zpsdd7bc5b7.jpg.html)

pyithar
07/10/2015, 09:38 AM
pretty cool! thanks for the pic gar732. i have no idea when were they laid. i was away from home for a month and i saw them when i got home. the amount of eggs are much less compared to your pic. maybe because the pair is still young?

gar732
07/12/2015, 09:13 PM
There is a learning curve for them when they first start laying. The more they lay the tighter the clutch will become and if you feed them well the clutch size will grow. They'll get better with practice. If you plan on raising them I would skip the first few clutches and focus on feed them really well. The more they feed the stronger the fry will be and the more will make it through meta.

pyithar
07/13/2015, 02:42 AM
ya that makes sense. thank you so much for the advice. as for the eggs, small eyes can be seen now. do you think they're hatching tonight?

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/pyithar/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsenzak1bm.jpg

hotelbravo
07/13/2015, 07:25 PM
i would put my money on tonight but i personally have no actual experience in hatching off fry so i can only speculate

pyithar
07/13/2015, 09:22 PM
they didn't hatch last night :D . i guess i'll have to stay up late again tonight. :sleep:

shifty51008
07/13/2015, 09:38 PM
Are you planning on raising these? You have the rearing tank and rotifers ready?

pyithar
07/14/2015, 05:47 AM
yes i'm planning to raise them even if only one fish will survive. if i don't do anything, they'll be eaten/dead anyway so i'd like to get some experience from this so that i could do better the next time. i have the rearing tank ready but as for the food, i don't have phytoplankton nor rotifiers. i'll need to travel to another country(thailand) to get those. for this time, i plan to feed nls micro feeder and if they get bigger, i'll move onto cyclop-eeze.

shifty51008
07/14/2015, 06:21 AM
I have had a lil success useing ground up pellet foods, just ground them down to a very fine powder. The biggest trick to this is to have enough flow to keep the food suspended but not enough to hurt the fry.

I did only try this once when my rotifers crashed, but i did have 6 clowns survive. So it is deff worth a try till you get rotifers going.

pyithar
07/14/2015, 06:46 AM
thanks! your reply is very encouraging. i really do appreciate it.

pyithar
07/14/2015, 09:49 PM
some of the eggs hatched last night and i put the larvae in the rearing tank. there're some eggs left which i think will hatch tonight and when they do, can i add the new larvae together with the old larvae from last night?

shifty51008
07/15/2015, 12:27 AM
Yes, you can add them together because they hatch close enough together

pyithar
07/15/2015, 01:23 AM
ok that's great news. i was worried i'd need to setup another rearing tank. :D thank you shifty51008.

shifty51008
07/15/2015, 08:27 AM
Anytime, good luck. Keep us posted

gar732
07/20/2015, 08:41 PM
How'd you do?

ThRoewer
07/20/2015, 11:41 PM
ya that makes sense. thank you so much for the advice. as for the eggs, small eyes can be seen now. do you think they're hatching tonight?

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii548/pyithar/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsenzak1bm.jpg

Those will need another day or two. The orange yolk sack will be pretty much gone before they hatch.

pyithar
07/22/2015, 09:25 AM
How'd you do?

all the larvae lasted only 3 days. :( i guess they didn't eat the food i provided. the pair laid eggs again today. they're doing that every 2 weeks. but i'm not planning to raise this batch. i have decided to raise them only when i have rotifiers ready. it was very stressful for me the last time and i felt so bad for the dead larvae. thank you for asking.

pyithar
07/22/2015, 09:30 AM
Those will need another day or two. The orange yolk sack will be pretty much gone before they hatch.

yes, you're right. it took them two more days to hatch.