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 #6461  by thecollector
 11 Jan 2019 20:24
2019 update...

Last time, I had 5 baby's in a small round jar, the jar turned out to be a bad idea (because of the small opening), lost two babies a few months back and had a hard time trying to get the other 3 out.

Anyway the good news...

I'm sitting here looking at 3 free floating babies in my main tank (Tank 1) only spotted them this afternoon. There are a couple of berried Females in there, so there should be more on the way.

I'm not going to try and catch anything, learnt my lesson from last time. If I change my mind on catching the new baby’s they will be going in a large tank, with a better opening.

Tank 3 - the jumbo tank - has one berried Female that I spotted yesterday, hopefully more end up berried, as I would like a lot more of these jumbo Opae. They might even be a different Opae offshoot.

A couple of months back, Tank 2 went through a bacteria bloom, turning the water cloudy, the bloom went away by itself, didn’t cause the Opae any problems. They are acting their normal selves. Just waiting on the Female’s to become berried, then I’ll be 3 for 3.

I've been busy since September (2018), so have not really done much to the tanks except a normal water change right after getting back from holiday in August, and just feeding every now and then.

When I get a chance, I'll do a reading on the sg of the water in each tank.
 #6470  by thecollector
 12 Jan 2019 20:11
Gotta love the light sensitivity of the baby Opae, makes taking group shots a breeze...

On roll call... I had six this morning.
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Or at least I did until a couple of hours ago, when I took the image.

As I write this post, I've just spotted a lurker in the back, making the count 7. :what:
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@odin - would you count this as a successful colony.
 #6519  by odin
 17 Jan 2019 18:00