Journal has been on MBI so I'm doing a retro on what I had posted there.
Picture of Onyx Percula bonded pair.
Got some prespawn behavior yesterday! Woop woop!! Keeping my fingers crossed for some Christmas eggs!
And on the 130th day Shanny said "let there be eggs!" and so it was.
pictures of proud (and protective) parents with their new eggs
Eggs are starting to look clearish, I'm thinking they may hatch tomorrow instead of Monday. Christmas eggs hatch on New Years???? Tooo neat!!!!!
Eggs Hatched last night- WOOT WOOT!!!!
babies are doing great. still can't tell how many fry are in there yet, but they all have nice round bellies and are now started on TDO A as of yesterday.
Here is a video of the fry. Some of them are just starting to hit meta, I can see a few of them swimming with more exagerated swipes of the tail. The look silly now but they will get the hang of it soon.
My female Onyx looks fat as an ox today! hopefully there will be some more eggs when I get home today!!
eggs were laid but I didn't get a chance to get pictures.
I got some good shots of the fry today and some of them have their head stripes now. YAY!!
babies are doing great and most have their head stripes in. They are now fed TDO B1.
the last batch of eggs fungused over and most didn't make it. only 11 were still clear on hatching day. When I returned the nest after removing the eggs the onyx had taken the rest off the tile.
Friday I had run out and picked up a pair of "Bicinctus" juveniles, don't know if they are really Bicinctus, the juveniles look correct but the parents did not look like bicinctus at all. since they were captive bred I didn't think about QT, and by Friday night my female Onyx is breathing fast and didn't want to eat. I was in their tank catching a large cleaner shrimp to put back in my husbands reef. So I thought maybe she is just freaked out from being in her tank and moving things around. Yesterday morning she was still breathing fast and didn't want any breakfast, and the male didn't eat either. I started freakin' out!!! Not my breeding pair of Onyx!!!! so I messaged a really good reliable source on information on what to do. the new fish must have had brook or gill flukes. sigh!!! never again will I not QT a fish, no matter where it came from. None of my other pairs are affected by anything. My ocellaris pair #1 laid eggs, and so did my picasso/true perc pair yesterday. So I started up an 8 gallon bio-cube that a friend of mine had sitting in his garage. By a recomendation I put the Onyx in the QT tank bare bottom and added 16 drops of Formalin MS. Today the female is looking a bit better, still breatheing fast. I gave them a 10 min. dip in 1 gallon of water with .25ml of Prazipro. while they were chilling in the bucket with an airstone I cleaned out the bio-cube and changed the water. then returned the fish. I let them sit in the clean water for awhile before adding more Formalin. Hopefully they pull through this with out issues.
No music or anything with this video, just wanted to get this over to get an idea of what was going on with them.
Treatment is going great. Female looks to be doing fine, breathing is back to normal and she's swimming all over the QT tank. The male is still breathing a bit fast but is by his wifes side all the time. the female was eating yesterday, didn't sit and watch today. one more day of treatments and they go back in their own tank. all other fish look great as well.