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I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:20 pm

Hello everyone! My nanno came in on Tuesday, so the zoeae only went 24 hours without it. They are doing well! They have gone through 2 sheds now. Water changes take forever. I've been using Mary's idea of dumping my old water into a 5 gallon bucket when I'm seeing spiral eyes looking for babies in the water that I have siphoned out. Sorry I haven't been as active on the HCA as I normally am. I've been posting daily videos of the zoeae on my youtube channel. :cloud9:
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: aussieJJDude » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:07 am

Glad to hear that they did fine without food and still moulted in the meantime! Really happy to hear things are still going well!

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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: Amlesa » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:43 am

Way to go! It seems like a ton of work, best of luck to ya!


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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: RiNiKy506 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:27 am

You can see them so well! How’d you get it to highlight them so clearly?


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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:14 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:Glad to hear that they did fine without food and still moulted in the meantime! Really happy to hear things are still going well!


They have had food ;) The nanno is just one source of food that is available at all times to them :) It also is what makes the water green :)

Edit: They also only went 24 hours without the nanno ;)
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:25 pm

Amlesa wrote:Way to go! It seems like a ton of work, best of luck to ya!


It is a lot of work...to say the least! Thank you for the well wishes!! I need them!! :)
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:26 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:You can see them so well! How’d you get it to highlight them so clearly?


Idk...just using my iPhone :)
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:45 pm

Well...today marks one week since I discovered the zoeae this go around! :) They are either 7 days or 8 days old. They are doing great other than they are definitely going after one another! I have increased the feedings and I still watch them go after one another. Nothing I can do about it really. It is what it is. They are eating everything I fed before other than I added the little orange jar of dead artemia. They like those. The downside to them is they cloud the water, so I prefer not to feed that to them. ;)
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: RiNiKy506 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:11 pm

GotButterflies wrote:
Idk...just using my iPhone :)


Wow! Your phone takes very good pictures! A lot of the time the zoeae look like little specs, you can see them very well in your phone pictures.


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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:16 pm

RiNiKy506 wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:
Idk...just using my iPhone :)


Wow! Your phone takes very good pictures! A lot of the time the zoeae look like little specs, you can see them very well in your phone pictures.


Thank you :) It's just an iPhone 6plus :)
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: RiNiKy506 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:19 pm

I have an iPhone, I must not know how to use it right! I can never get pictures to turn out like that! I have one good picture of my two year old, in the portrait mode, only good one I’ve been able to get! Lol!


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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:16 am

OH MY WORD....AND THEN THERE WERE TWO...BATCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This morning I went to remove some fresh papaya I put from my garden in the tank and low and behold...MORE ZOEAE in the msw pool. I AM GOING TO GO EVEN MORE SPIRAL EYED. Just had to jump on here and share. I have got to add a third wheel to that tank. Those Es must be BORED!! My friends said I need to stop the Marvin Gaye music!! LOL AAAGGHHH...must go finish with transferring. Please send well wishes!! I'm going to go broke and insane doing this!!!!! LOL!!!!!
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: RiNiKy506 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:24 am

Awesome! Congratulations! You can do this! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Don’t go crazy while your at it.


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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: aussieJJDude » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:42 am

GotButterflies wrote:
aussieJJDude wrote:Glad to hear that they did fine without food and still moulted in the meantime! Really happy to hear things are still going well!


They have had food ;) The nanno is just one source of food that is available at all times to them :) It also is what makes the water green :)

Edit: They also only went 24 hours without the nanno ;)


Oh... I meant when they ran outta Nanno! But glad to hear they did well - and congrats on the new batch.

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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

PostAuthor: GotButterflies » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:35 pm

Thank you! :)
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