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90 hours and I can count 5 at least. They are swimming around much more now. Another 6 hours and they will be 4 days old!

 

Going to bed for now (working all night). Might pop one under the microscope later as I swear I see a yellow tinge to them. OK maybe it's the lack of sleep!

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Thanks for the info everyone. Checking it all out ready for next time. Hopefully with the proper food I will get more surviving.

 

98 hours and there are 5. These are going to be the last microscope pictures and the capture is stressful and I think I may be losing the last few due to this

 

We now have fin development!

 

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Thanks again. I'm going to be less sad now and just check on them in the morning, at water change and before bed... I'm like an expectant mother!

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This is truly amazing! I'm currently setting up a whole breeding/rearing system but have no experience doing this, so you are giving me hope that I will have some success.

 

Good luck! Can't wait to see these little guys grow up.

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Your thread is getting epic. omgomgomg

 

It's exhausting me!

 

after reading your thread, I want to know what's going on now! but you're probably asleep. Next time, webcam !

 

I was asleep - good guess! No web cam I am afraid - they are still only 2mm long :(

 

awesome! How are they doin?

 

They doing good!!!!!

 

This is truly amazing! I'm currently setting up a whole breeding/rearing system but have no experience doing this, so you are giving me hope that I will have some success.

 

Good luck! Can't wait to see these little guys grow up.

 

If you have a proper setup then you should have lots of success. I literally have a tank, airstone and heater. I have the light at the bottom so they don't get caught on the edges but that is about it. Have you been on MOFIB? http://www.marinebreeder.org/phpbb/ . Good site!

 

I have 5 still and they are 117 hours old - 2 hours short of 5 days!

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Someone suggested that maybe there are some copepods in the water due to me using tank water from an established tank. I looked at the water and sure enough there are little creepy crawlies! I don't think they are of high enough density for the larvae to hunt though so maybe it is getting a mixed diet.

 

2 left still at 152 hours

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Well of all the idiot things to do!!!!

 

I keep the light at the bottom to keep the larvae at the bottom but when doing a water change/bottom hoover I move the light to the top to move the larvae to the top. Well today they followed the airline hoover to the bottom without me realising and got sucked into a bucket of murky water. I cannot believe it! I stood the water for an hour with a light on the top hoping the larvae would swim to the top but it seems they were too delicate to survive the trip :(

 

On a happier note - since the water change and the loss of the larvae I have noticed the water is getting cloudier and moving - I'm going to keep culturing up whatever it is in hope that by the time the next spawn is ready (approx 2 weeks now), I will have enough of whatever it is to sustain more babies :)

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