The river tank

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  1. Cale24

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    Saw this video on Mark's Aquatics where he manages to find some of the abundant local minnows and other fish for his 6ft river paludarium, somewhere in the UK:
    I sub to his channel mostly for his breeding videos - he's done soooo many species, but quite enjoyed that one too.
     
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    NICE:lol:..."OFFERED HIS MARBLES", that is going to be interesting cant wait to see the results...looks like we started something;)
     
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    Nice, I'm liking these little guys more and more
     
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    Yeah we gotta entertain ourselves somehow, right?
    Plus even one spawn could give your minnow population a serious boost. They’re super easy to raise too.
     
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    Oh there might have been a double entendre that I’ve missed :lol:
     
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    Great vid :thumbup:
     
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    I think you have a pretty good chance. My spawning tanks usually only contain an anubias so the fish can hide and a tub of moss for spawning. Looking at your setup it looks like the only fine leafed plant is the moss. And seeing the minnow above it is a good sign. Usually spawning takes place in the early morning. I often see my males sparring in the morning before I go to work but I have never actually seen spawning happening. After you move the tub the eggs should hatch in 3 or 4 days. Fry cling to surfaces, sometimes even the glass. They will be about 5 mm long but less than a mm in width. After 2 or 3 more days they will start swimming about. Then you need to start feeding them. In an established shrimp tank they will probably find microorganisms to eat but I never had much success with that. Once I started feeding vinegar eels my survival rate climbed to over 90 per cent.
     
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    I have just moved 4 pairs of cpds out of the spawning tanks this evening. Should hopefully see fry by next weekend.
     
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    Great thanks Brenton!
     
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    Seems as if the minnows have worked the java moss right out of the bakkie?
    I tried to shove it back in last night but not really staying put.

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    What if you weigh it down in the tub with a small pebble?
     
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    Or put part of it into the marbles. If its been worked out by the white clouds then there are probably eggs in it / among the marbles
     
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    Hard to get a full tank shot showing fish, this tank is too long 20200524_180743.jpg20200524_180612.jpg20200524_180606.jpg20200524_180448.jpg20200524_180420.jpg

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    Fabulous! Loving it :thumbup:
     
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    I’m pretty sure they actively work it out because I did and do anchor it with a marble or two. Fingers crossed...
    They had a frozen cyclops breakfast this morning, leaving them to get back to business. Today is Day 3 so will probably move the container around lunch time.

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    Made a short vid
     
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    Found a video of my old setup
     
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    The tank just goes on forever!
     
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    Just spotted a single fry at the surface of the holding tank (where they spawned)! So that bakkie definitely triggered something. Nothing yet in the 44L, where I moved the container to on Monday. Might pop up soon.

    Would snails or shrimp eat eggs?
     
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    Swimming close to the surface to the left of the crack.
    There’s a 2nd one too.
    @GaryG where’s your bakkie?

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