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Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 00:24

i thought these deserved their own thread....



These have been free swimming for exactly one month. I have about 20 survivors, although some seem to be belly sliders, the majority seem to be thriving & growing rapidly. Interestingly the majority of the belly slides seem to be blushers. (note the one in vertical take off mode in the next photo)


and some will definitely not make the grade (the smaller of these two for example)


But on the whole I'm very happy!

Their father is definitely blue, I suspect he's an albino pinoy,


whilst there's a 2/3rds chance that Mum carries a pb gene,

so I'm hoping for some blue albinos in this batch. It's too early to say for sure, but I've got high hopes!

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Post  bridgegirl99 on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 10:30

were they very hard to raise Rob? I have two albinos that seem to be growing up a different shape, so might possibly be a pair? too early to say yet but they do hang about together!

As I have limited space in my front room lol, if its going to be nigh on impossible to succeed, then I might just enjoy them in the main tank should they decide to pair.

Will you give the blushers a bit more time or can you tell at this stage they're not going to make it??

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 10:39

I was fortunate that the pair were keen to parent raise and gathered the wrigglers onto a breeding cone, I used a meat baster to pinch some of them, and placed them in a breeding net in a 35 litre tank, with the outlet of the (air driven) filter pointed at the net. I managed to raise about 1/2 of the ones I pinched. I was planning on giving the pair another shot at breeding, but unfortunately the male seemed to blame the female for the loss of the previous batch and was becoming increasingly aggressive towards her, so I've had to give them a rest for the moment.

Will you give the blushers a bit more time or can you tell at this stage they're not going to make it??

Some of the blushers are OK, but the majority of the belly sliders are blushers. Yes I can tell at this stage those that won't make it, despite that I'll give them a little more time, just in case I'm not omniscient! Also it will be easier to sort them out at the point when I have to move the others to larger accommodation.


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Post  Grummie2 on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 18:21

Beautiful angels Rob! I have a thing for albinos, I know not everyone finds them attractive, but I find them fascinating. Shame about the belly sliders, I don't think I've ever had one recover from this problem, if raised they'll struggle in later life as well.

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 09 Nov 2014, 18:30

There's only a few bellysliders, but I've just done a quick count, and I've about 15 good & healthy ones, previously 2 was my record raised from a spawn, so I'm gaining experience, I'm sure it won't be too long before I have them coming out of my ears.

I have a thing for albinos, I know not everyone finds them attractive, but I find them fascinating.


when I got the shipment from Ken, I knew some of them carried the albino gene, but I wasn't that bothered as at the time I didn't think I liked them, having now seen a few in the flesh, I'm a convert.
One of my aims is to cross them into my manacapuru cross lines, my aim, albino silvers with lots of red on them, and the deep body shape of my manu crosses. Shouldn't take me more than about 10 years or so.... Very Happy



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