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sandstone
01-11-2010, 09:59 PM
My L010 Sturisoma Aureum spawned today,, We moved the eggs to a tumbler and hope to get them to hatch and survive,, Heard they are very hard to keep alive the 1st few days. Going to give it a try.. :confused1:

Diesel Powered
01-11-2010, 10:05 PM
Congrats!


Have you talked to the owners at the Wet Pet Outlet in Eldora? They have a breeding pair that gets the business done on a regular basis.

sandstone
01-11-2010, 10:38 PM
No, I have not heard of them. will have to look them up and find out.. They spawned in with my Angel Fish on the side of the glass so had to move the eggs. Hope to put the pair in another tank and let them raise their own frys next time..

Diesel Powered
01-11-2010, 10:53 PM
Interesting. Sounds like a plan.

Just in case you're ever in the north/central part of Iowa, their shop is nice and their number is (641) 939-3051.

sandstone
01-11-2010, 11:05 PM
thanks..

scottr
01-12-2010, 09:51 AM
Congratulations! I've heard the same thing about their difficulty. Good job and good luck!

Diamond Discus
01-12-2010, 10:22 AM
Congratulations...I love those and have had several over the years. Pictures would be great.

sandstone
01-12-2010, 12:29 PM
thanks everyone, and yes, I will get some pictures after they hatch.. if they hatch, 1st time spawners so hope the eggs are good..

flwrbed
01-12-2010, 10:11 PM
wet pet is great. randy could give you some hints im sure. i have some of his tank raised babies and they are growing very fast.

good luck.

flwr

sandstone
01-12-2010, 10:13 PM
I need to make a trip up to see him.. sounds like he has some very nice fish and plecos..

loach43
01-14-2010, 11:05 PM
I have spawned my whiptails though mine are a different species than what you have. First, take out all fish except for the male guarding the eggs, When the eggs hatch, take out the male. The most critical thing to do when the eggs hatch is to keep the tank clean. Barebottom tank is the best. Do about a 10% water change every day for the first few weeks and always drip your water in very slowly. I'm an advocate of aged aerated water for this. My fry took to raw organic baby spinach from the very start. This is just my way. There are several little twists on how others do it of course. Congrats and good luck!

sandstone
01-14-2010, 11:11 PM
thanks for the info.. where would I get, raw organic baby spinach, they are starting to hatch today. we can see them moving in the eggs. I am going to move them to a 2- 1/2 gal. tank, barebottom, and do my water changes.. Hope to get them going, have about 20 eggs.

Diamond Discus
01-15-2010, 06:44 AM
thanks for the info.. where would I get, raw organic baby spinach, they are starting to hatch today. we can see them moving in the eggs. I am going to move them to a 2- 1/2 gal. tank, barebottom, and do my water changes.. Hope to get them going, have about 20 eggs.In the produce isle of a grocery. I would not worry too much about the spinach being organic. There has been a lot of stories about products being labeled organic, when it's really not. Just rinse each leaf very well before feeding. JMO

cbzoo
01-15-2010, 07:10 AM
good job on spawning the whiptails.... cool little fish.. best of luck with the fry...

sandstone
01-16-2010, 11:09 PM
After 7 days my eggs finally hatched tonight,, I have wigglers. Now to move them to a tank and start feeding them after they absorb their yoke sac.. see what happens after that.. One step at a time.. got them to hatch now to get them to eat....

sandstone
05-11-2010, 08:39 PM
I now have 8 spawns of the WhipTails (Sturisoma Aureum) going,, the oldest ones are now around 1-1/4" and growing. Eating great.. Moved them to a bigger tank on Sunday and seem to do alright with the move. Looking good for them to live at this point.
(picture of the Sturisoma Aureum Whiptails.)

Jackielee
05-11-2010, 09:24 PM
Great job. I have some I hope to get eggs out of. I was wondering what you fed the adults. Mine seem skinny but they are called twig cats after all.

Jack

sandstone
05-12-2010, 06:11 AM
Hi Jack, I have alot of live plants in with my Whiptails and also feed them green beans, Zucchini and algae wafers, things like that. My Whiptails spend alot of time hiding during the day but at night seem to be out on the sides of the tanks eating algae.. hope this helps,,,

Jackielee
05-12-2010, 07:21 AM
Thanks, mine too are in a well planted tank and hide a lot. I do give them algae wafers in the evening so I may be doing okay.

sandstone
05-12-2010, 07:49 AM
Sounds like your are doing everything right.:clapping: