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April 21, 2008 at 11:16 pm #1425Lisa AieaMember
:laugh: Dear Pete,
You don\’t need to reply to this. I just wanted to update you on me first batch of Sunburst babies. They were three weeks old yesterday. None of them died again this week and I still have 75. They are growing so big that I am going to have to move them into a tank soon. (I have them in two bowls about the size of basketballs.) This has been a much bigger project than I had anticipated, which makes me doubly glad that my male was too tired to take on more eggs the day that he delivered all those babies. I have learned a lot and have kept a journal of the things that I have done. My husband had to tend them for me this past weekend and I hand wrote three pages of instruction for him. He said that he read through the instructions at least ten times and they must have been OK since he was able to keep them alive. (I have to admit, that I was a bit worried. Ha!) Hopefully I can give you the same number that are still alive at 4 weeks. Thanks for ALL of your help and instruction.
Aloha, LisaApril 22, 2008 at 2:52 am #4153Pete GiwojnaGuest
That’s great news! I’m very happy to hear that everything is working out so well for you during your first attempt at raising the fry thus far!
I always find that you have to have a really good grasp of something if you are going to explain it to someone else and teach them how to do it properly, so the fact that your husband was able to play Mr. Mom for your brood and keep all 75 of the juveniles alive and well while you were away simply by following your painstaking instructions is an excellent indication that you have have got this rearing thing down very well indeed at this point. You must have learned a great deal in the three weeks since the brood first arrived and it certainly sounds like the learning curve is beginning to flatten out for you.
Here’s hoping everything continues to go smoothly when the time comes to transfer the youngsters to larger grow out tanks for further rearing and to wean them onto a diet of frozen foods. Keep updating that journal — it’s going to prove invaluable for you when it comes to raising any subsequent broods your Sunburst produce.
Best of luck with your three-week olds, Lisa!
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