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Callatya
 
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So excited! My lovely black cray is fanning eggs!

I'm not sure if they mated, but the male and female do snuggle on a regular basis, so here's to hoping! I'll try for a photo tomorrow

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

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yea get some picks it would be sweet if the did.
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Callatya
 
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I'm trying, but she's very shy

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Callatya
 
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Still no hatch, but she's still holding the eggs. They seem larger but it also seems a bit strange-looking back there so hard to say what is going on. I'm not going to be able to look without getting her out and flipping her over, and that is likely to stress her out and cause that tail to flip about everywhere.

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Callatya
 
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WE HAVE BABIES!!!

I can see about 10, but she's still holding eggs so maybe there will be more.

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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! That is very exciting! Hopefully she gets to be a little bolder so you can take some pics!


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No luck with the mum, but here are some of the bubs



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Eeeee!! Cute!

Congrats!

Btw, is that one of her antennae sticking out from the right side of the pic?
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Woo Hoo!!

Congrats Callatya. You do know that you're now going to need to find somewhere to put those bubs? lol

G_T

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.
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how cool are those little guysthings must be coming along well,mum and dad having kidswhat are they like as parents so far?
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EditedEdited by Callatya
Yes, that is an antenna, I think it might even be from the male.

This pair was my back up. I hadn't expected them to do this at all. Perhaps that was the trick...

I bought 3 pair, and split them all into separate setups. I lost 1 pair within a week, then another single about 3 weeks later and the partner of that one followed. I then freaked out about this pair being all there was left (it took me 12 months to convince a wholesaler that they needed to bring this species in - I couldn't afford a whole box) and so I decided to go with "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". This means they are living in very close quarters and have had one water change in 5 months. Unheated, unfiltered, you name it and this tank does not have it. They are getting fed sparingly and mainly veggie-based food, because that was what they were getting while they, er, weren't dying.

They are ODD. They snuggle under a single flowerpot. They are sweet as pie to one another. One moults, the other doesn't eat them. I've never seen anything like it. That being said, I've never tried this species before, I've always gone with yabbies and redclaws that have shown a high level of cannibalism. This is... very nice

Both the parents are still in with the babies, but I'm going to cover my bases and split the...spawn? litter? hatch? into 5 groups just in case things go south.



^^ that was the best pic that I could manage of the mother


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That seems to work rather well for breeding various critters. I've had Jack Dempseys and Peppered Cories spawn (and successfully raise young) in non-well-maintained tanks. My theory is that they're looking for stability in water quality (not constant change with every water change) and/or not getting their tank dug up every few weeks to a month during a waterchange.

That's a good idea to separate the li'l buggers in case something happens. Maybe you should leave one of the groups in with the parents?
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Very Nice!!! Well done....
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I've left two in with the parents as I have a hunch they might get chewy now



For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

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Is this the first time they have bred for you?
What do you run your tank temperature at???
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It isn't the first time I've tried, but it is the first time I've succeeded! I'm a little annoyed that it was accidental as it means it'll be hard to replicate

It is run at room temp, no heater, and I've had them from June. I'd say it'd average 22* with a fairly substantial dip overnight once the house heating is turned off. At the moment we have the A/C on when it gets above 30*.



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EditedEdited by Yabbadoo
Cool!
Here's a link you might like to read about ~
http://www.aqualog.de/news/web53/53-1e.pdf
I'm trying out a new chiller for my Murray & Gippsland Crays. My Koonac's died before I got it..
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updated picture of fry and parents. Still very tiny!

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The bubs (very hard to photograph!)

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Nice pics....looks like the little dudes are growing well.
Mar & Par look excellent!!!
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