Upgrade to the pup tank... as.... 'C' litter on its way..

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    When is the next pups ready for a new home ?

    What size tank would you suggest to last 2 years atleast.
     
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    @QuintenRowland , they are due around middle November
    We like to keep them until we are happy that they good to go to their new homes... about 6 to 7 weeks which will be around middle January more or less.

    You can raise two pups to about 14/15 months in a 1.5m tank but then you will need
    a 2m x 800 to house the two for life but if you can, 2m x 1m just gives them a little more space.
    Long term, ideally you need to run a sump on the tank as it takes a lot more media, adds to water volume and makes keeping the water good much easier

    I have done a fair write up on ray keeping which you will find as a sticky on the Oddball fish section/forum.
    Have a read through that as it will give you the basics and if you have any questions you welcome to ask.
     
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    Thanks...
     
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    And... update time..

    Mommy on Sunday... at 90 days into her pregnancy....



    And at 4 this morning we woke up to 3 babies... another was born while we were watching but we didnt catch it on camera in time

    Babies are in their basket, still in the tank they were born where they will stay for another couple days

    We not sure yet how many boys and girls as we didnt want to stress them to check
    2 of the babies were munching tiny pieces of sardine this evening
    They are too adorable!!





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    That is way smaller than what I thought they would be ... so cool- thanks for posting the pics and video.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Thanks Ferdie, they are just so cute!!
     
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    @MariaS and the question is.... price please??
     
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    as always great results and absolutely beautiful lil water pancakes
     
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    totally amazing.you should be very proud
     
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    Very nice.:D
    You must be pleased
     
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    Congrats. As always a wonderful achievement
     
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    So awesome MariaS!!!!

    My 5 year old son is fascinated with rays - I will have to make his dreams come true in the next year - I will definitely reach out to you for guidance. Guess my 1st step will be getting a nice big tank for them.
     
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    Thanks @Anram ...

    Hahha.. last thing on our minds at this stage is a price ... really haven't decided yet.
    Right now we too excited and stressed.. making sure all the babies start eating and pull through

    If you really interested, send me a pm and we can chat about setup and requirements and then we can take it from there ....
     
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    Thanks @top dog
    They are so cute and look up at you with these little eyes that you just want to scoop them up and cuddle them
    I know... Im crazy
     
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    Thanks... I must admit its an awesome feeling...


    Thanks @Reedfish..

    Hahha.. we were fighting over the step ladder last night for turns at staring at the babies
     
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    Thanks @TheGrissom...
     
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    Thanks..

    Hahha... yes... the bug is biting you too.... what we do for our kids...;)

    Jokes a side... we have the same here, all the little ones in the family go straight to the tanks when they come over.. they love it
    You welcome anytime with any help you need
     
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    That is so awesome! They are beautiful. Congrats Maria.
     
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    That is so awesome, congratulations Maria

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
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    Thanks @Nico Hamman ,

    They dont display their future colors or patterns at birth but I am happy with them.
    Nice big spots
    They all pounced on bloodworms this afternoon and this evening were all munching on tiny pieces of mussel so... so far.. so good
     
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