• Mama Mbuna Begins Releasing Spawn #7

    From Jeff Snyder@1:345/3777 to All on Fri Feb 26 22:39:00 2010
    This afternoon -- day number 20 -- Mama Mbuna began releasing the fry from
    her seventh spawn. Her usual custom is to temporarily release a few of them
    at a time -- or even all of them -- and then to allow them back into her
    mouth when they nuzzle up against her. Quite often, they will spend the
    first night or two of freedom in the safety of her throat pouch, before she does a final release. I imagine that she will be doing the same thing this
    time as well.

    While I was only able to catch a glimpse of a few of the fry, they appeared healthy, fully developed, and alert, and they were of course free-swimming.

    As to how many fry have actually made it through the entire incubation
    cycle, I honestly do not know, and will probably never know. As I mentioned
    in a previous post, I did watch her pick up quite a few eggs on the day of
    the actual spawn three weeks ago. Perhaps the added rock work will help a
    few more of them to survive this time.

    Boy, am I being tempted to buy that 280-gallon tank at our LFS! ;)

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