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Pieces for the stand:

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The stand:

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I split the rotifer culture:

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At least 1 survived!
I wonder what happened to the others?

I believe that they would have hatched the following night if I let the male care for the eggs another day. Normally when you pull the rock, you do so on hatch night. I believe that Finley hatched a night early and I pulled the rock too soon (and the airstone wasn't a good enough substitute for the care that the male provides).

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Clown79

Ok. I understand now.

 

Hope finley is doing well :)

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nano_MC_reef

Wow it sucks that none of the other fry have hatched. At least you still got Finley

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seabass

Day 3: Finley

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He's still hard to see. Sometimes it takes me a couple of minutes to find him. I always check to make sure he's still in there after I do anything to the tank. I added more greenwater to the tank today. It makes finding him even more difficult.

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lkoechle

Day 3: Finley

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He's still hard to see. Sometimes it takes me a couple of minutes to find him. I always check to make sure he's still in there after I do anything to the tank. I added more greenwater to the tank today. It makes finding him even more difficult.

Yay! It will be so much fun if she lives!

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RIP Sebastian

Too cute!

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seabass

Rotifer culture?

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No, it's rotifers in the hatch tank (side lit so you can see them). Initially I thought that each fry only needed 1,000 rotifers a day. But I soon learned that it's about the density of rotifers in the tank that's important. The larvae have a limited ability to hunt their prey, so it is important to have sufficient numbers available.

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Nano sapiens

Hope the little guy makes it!

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debbeach13

So cute thanks so much for taking the time to update

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seabass

Finley Day 4:

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Groot

Awesome that's exciting

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holy carp

Thanks for the preview. When do we see the feature length film? :lol: It looks awesome.

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seabass

When do we see the feature length film? :lol: It looks awesome.

Thanks! You can watch 100 minutes of it on Netflix. ;)

 

I might have to label my hatch tank: Sydney.

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seabass

Added another rotifer culture:

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fishfreak0114

That's so cool!!! Glad to see Finley is doing well so far :)

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Mariaface

I love everything about this.

 

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teenyreef

Awww, little Finley :wub:

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seabass

Thanks everyone!

 

 

I cleaned off the rock with peroxide and a vegetable brush before returning it last night. Today, the two parents were busy cleaning and preparing the nest site. The female is looking very pregnant, so I wouldn't be surprised to see more eggs tomorrow.

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Clown79

Thanks so much Seabass for video.

 

This is a great experience.

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pappadumplingz

Thanks! You can watch 100 minutes of it on Netflix. ;) I might have to label my hatch tank: Sydney.

Sydney would be a fantastic name #notbiased

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1reefluvr2

All hope will never be lost, when you have all your heart in it.

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nano_MC_reef

So far so good seabass. just a little tip though, try hatching some baby brine shrimp when finley gets a bit larger and see if she will take them. it worked for me when My clownfish gave birth to those little hellions and made me have less time for youtube :D . Just make sure to enrich them every now and then if you do offer them to her (If she likes them that is)

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Pinner Reef

Look, I'll tell you this much. If the eggs were to actually hatch; the only thing you could hope to provide them with is FOOD! If you are watching the tank nightly for hatching, and managed to catch the fry... That's what you need to concentrate on! FOOD! as long as you have the proper foods ready... all you'll have to be is patient, and vigilant.

 

Best of luck buddy

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seabass

So far so good seabass. just a little tip though, try hatching some baby brine shrimp when finley gets a bit larger and see if she will take them. it worked for me when My clownfish gave birth to those little hellions and made me have less time for youtube :D . Just make sure to enrich them every now and then if you do offer them to her (If she likes them that is)

Thanks. I got my brine shrimp eggs yesterday (although I haven't started hatching them yet). I've read that it eventually takes as much energy to capture the rotifers as they get from eating them, making it important to switch to other foods (baby brine shrimp being the next step). Luckily, brine shrimp seem pretty easy to hatch.

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nano_MC_reef

Thanks. I got my brine shrimp eggs yesterday (although I haven't started hatching them yet). I've read that it eventually takes as much energy to capture the rotifers as they get from eating them, making it important to switch to other foods (baby brine shrimp being the next step). Luckily, brine shrimp seem pretty easy to hatch.

yeah it can just be a bit time consuming since you have to enrich them for them to have any nutritional value after the first few hours

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