First Pure ( big spot) Black Diamond SA bred pups!!

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    Never trusted them. But it’s no longer an issue for me. Was just speaking theoretically re the Rays
     
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    Looking good.
    Am sure they will do well for you
     
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    Now you have a breeding colony!
     
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    You're crazy... Just petting those fish without worrying about being zappedo_O
     
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    They are soooo cute!
     
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    Thanks @Reedfish

    Hope so
     
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    Hahhaa.. no... as much as I could easily keep them all, no

    All going well, I am keeping a boy and girl, and the other girl has been promised to @top dog probably close to two years ago, who has patiently hang in there in the long wait..
     
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    Yep.... I know im crazy.... :)

    That's why I said " Please don't do this with a ray you have just bought"

    As I have said before, rays are extremely intelligent and docile if you treat them with love and respect... slowly and gently does it
    Their mother eats from my hand too and pushes my hand if she doesn't want something like a rock where I want to put it.

    The first piece of food these pups touched was given to them with tongs, immediately starting to break the fear of strange things
    Once they accepted the tongs, I fed gently with my hand.... they will not spike me just for nothing.

    They will run away quicker than spike me and if they run.. leave them to come back out their own will. If you silly and force the issue then you looking for trouble
     
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    That's the problem... they have these baby eyes staring at you that are just too adorable!!
     
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    Truly astonishing!!
     
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    @MariaS now I really want Ray's aswel
     
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    Thanks @Christiaan Duvenage

    I always say once you own one... you addicted
    Worse than MTS
     
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    Hahha.. good reason for another tank!!!
     
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    And these little brats have it now all figured out!!!

    Mom brings food!!

    They still in their box but trying to get out now
    Its 8 days today so, either tomorrow or Monday, we will drain out about 50% of the water from the pup tank, top it up with water from this tank and move the babies to the pup tank

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    Amazing!
    A huge amount of respect for you on your achievement.
    Many of us will not truly understand/appreciate the effort and sacrifice you put into caring for these pets.
    May this be a means of huge (personal) growth for you.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement @Adam...

    Love them to pieces!!
     
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    @MariaS please keep us updated with weekly pics etc...my motive is a bit selfish, but I want to live vicariously through your eyes...LOL

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
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    That's awesome, especially when mommy tells you to "bug off" with your rock placement :tt2:

    Try not to flinch when hand feeding right:lol:
     
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    Awesome good luck with the move, Looks like you won't be needing to use a net:lol:
     
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    - make sure they do not watch the crime and investigation stuff on DSTV, will teach them bad behaviour ;-)


    Looks so good - glad the returns are so healthy - a true testament to loads of energy invested in these guys.

    Later Ferdie
     
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