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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by mikev » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:09 am

Congrats!

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by NancyD » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:17 pm

That's great!
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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by atmichaels » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:00 am

So I've cleared out all of the tank mates and most of the shrimp (hard to catch and very prolific!). As I said before, I was going to move the group into a larger tank but have decided to leave them where they are and try for another spawning. I believe (hope) this is a female full of eggs:

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With any luck I'll be able to report another success.

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by NancyD » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:26 pm

She does look ready! Good luck!
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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by Jim Powers » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:17 am

Good luck! She looks ready to pop!
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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by Loachloach » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:56 pm

Well done! Good luck with breeding them.

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by Maarten B » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:25 pm

I dont know the first thing about these fish, but wow, they look good. Always as active as in the videos? They only look slghtly larger than the red cherrys. Is that max size, or is the camera tricking me?

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by atmichaels » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:42 pm

It happened again, I've got fry! I must look at this tank at least 3 times a day and I've never seen the eggs or newly hatched fry. But at tonight's feeding, out pop a few fry about the size of a thick eyelash. Hopefully there are several more than last time.

Maarten, apologies for not responding to your previous post, I just saw it today. Yes, they are very active, especially at feeding time. The fry in the videos were about the size of the shrimp but the adults are about 6cm.

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Currently keeping: gastromyzon spp., hypergastromyzon humilis, pseudogastromyzon sp., sewellia spp., ambastaia sidthimunki, homaloptera spp., serpenticobitis octozona, Yaoshania pachychilus. As well as various catfish, loricarids, livebearers and tetras.

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by Jim Powers » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:51 pm

Great! Keep us posted!
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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by mikev » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:35 pm

Great job!

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by atmichaels » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:11 pm

Thanks guys. I have a sneaking suspicion that there have been previous spawnings that I've simply missed. And as the fry are so small, they've died due to a lack of food. As soon as I saw this group I setup a brine shrimp hatchery so at least these will have the opportunity to thrive. I've only spotted 5 so far but I'm hopeful there are more as there is a fair bit of cover along the back of the tank. I think going forward I'll try to simplify the setup so I can better monitor these awesome loaches.

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Currently keeping: gastromyzon spp., hypergastromyzon humilis, pseudogastromyzon sp., sewellia spp., ambastaia sidthimunki, homaloptera spp., serpenticobitis octozona, Yaoshania pachychilus. As well as various catfish, loricarids, livebearers and tetras.

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by atmichaels » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:41 am

As of today, I've counted 13 fry! They've doubled in size to about 1cm. I've been feeding them newly hatched brine shrimp as well as some powdered food mixed with decapped brine shrimp eggs. They are very active and entertaining.

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Brief video of a couple fry with adults in the background:

http://vid1367.photobucket.com/albums/r ... 4kfjli.mp4

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Currently keeping: gastromyzon spp., hypergastromyzon humilis, pseudogastromyzon sp., sewellia spp., ambastaia sidthimunki, homaloptera spp., serpenticobitis octozona, Yaoshania pachychilus. As well as various catfish, loricarids, livebearers and tetras.

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by atmichaels » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:21 am

Video during this mornings water change. Forgive the cell phone "quality".

http://youtu.be/pnDlKnbdrSk

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by olly » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:18 pm

Great! Congrats! I am waiting from mine, but without sucсess.

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Re: Panda loach success!

Post by NancyD » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:19 pm

Way to go! They look adorable!
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