It’s the 7th night for Spawn #43 which was spawned on 10-22; we’re on the night of 10-29 going into 10-30 now; there wasn’t any noticeable hatch on the tile over the 6th night (I left it with the parents yesterady)….it will get pulled. This is what Spawn #43 looked like when it was laid fresh on 10-22…I should also point out this is the first time I’ve taken pictures of the F0 original wild pair of Lightning Maroon X White Stripe PNG Maroon Clownfish.
The larvae from spawn #42 that are still alive have largely settled out…it was a small group, but I’ll find a way to work with them. More importantly, it looks like LM X LM Spawn #2 might be over…I have not found any larvae in the BRT, so one more look, I repurposed it for Spawn #43. The eggs got the usual dip in H2O2, but started hatching during it, so they were moved straight into the BRT with 8 gallons of broodstock water and a few ML of RotiGrow Plus (only thing I had thawed…it’ll be fine for the first 24 hours and by that point I’ll have RotiGreen Omega up and running).
The most frustrating news is arguably LM X LM Spawn #3. So..to recap. Here was the first spawn:
So…I took some proactive steps and tiled the back wall of the tank.
This was LM X LM (or LxL if you prefer) Spawn #2 on the first attempted hatch night:
Yeah..that gray patch on the side..those are the eggs…
So that didn’t turn out obviously…so I tiled the side wall as well.
Here is Spawn #3, laid on 10/27/2014:
The internet shorthand FML seems somehow appropriate. Clearly the pair is flipping me the middle fin.