Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

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Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by Jim Powers » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:43 pm

Three months ago, I moved all three of my panda garras together after each was in a tank by themselves for about a year. I have what I would guess would be two males and a female. The males were all over the female at first, but then she got a bit more reclusive and grumpy. Today, I was looking in the tank and noticed a small fish about .5 in ( 1 cm) long!! It's a panda garra!!! I am shocked, not only that I have one, but that I have only just now noticed it. I wonder if there are more?
I do not have a functional camera now, but here is a poor quality pic I got with my phone. Sorry for the quality, but you can at least see what it is and judge the size.
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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by Menu » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:14 am

Congrats Jim, very nice fish!!

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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by ch.koenig » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:07 am

that's grrrrreat, Jim. Hope for more.
I' just preparing a seperate tank for mine ...
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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by Emma Turner » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:36 pm

Congratulations, Jim! That's fantastic news, you must be well pleased. :mrgreen:
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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by Jim Powers » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:47 pm

Yes I am. I really enjoy watching the little guy. He's dashing around the tank as I type this. I just wish I could get a better pic.
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Post by Emma Turner » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:54 pm

Can anyone lend you their camera for a couple of days? Would be great to see more pics. We can get hold of captive bred G. flavatra at about 2cm and they are really sweet so your little one must be unbelievably cute at just a cm or so! And I bet where there is one, there are more..... do you have an external cannister filter on the tank? If so, might be worth checking.... :wink:

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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by Jim Powers » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:58 pm

I have a friend who does quite a bit of nature photography. I need to get her over and see if she can get some shots of him.
This tank doesn't have a canister filter or I would have looked already. I keep looking around, but I think this is the only one.
I wish I would have seen them spawn. Do you have any idea if they bury the eggs or attach them to something?
I know Graeme saw the adults hovering around a boulder prior to finding some fry, but did he see where the eggs were deposited?
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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by starsplitter7 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:35 pm

Congratulations! That is really exciting. And I bet he is about the cutest fish on the planet. I have my Garras next to my bed, and they are on the top of my favorite fish list. I can spend hours watching them. They share their tank with shrimp.

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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by SgtMajWiggles » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:40 pm

Congrats! 'Love those fish!

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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by NancyD » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:36 am

That's fantastic Jim!
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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by wasserscheu » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:53 am

Congratulations!

you "made it" with three - I was not succedening with even 9. I have plenty and continously G.rufa fry.
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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by Graeme Robson » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:07 am

Excellent work Jim. 8)
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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by Jim Powers » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:00 pm

I just found another, smaller panda garra fry!!!
They must have spawned more than once!!! :D
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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by starsplitter7 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:46 am

Very cool. :) Congrats!

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Re: Baby Panda Garra!!!!!

Post by Jim Powers » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:25 pm

I found FOUR more today!!! :shock:
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