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    Bad, bad feeling. I only saw one baby today. So not happy right now. Snails still acting funny as well. Something definately not right.
    10g - Otocinclus breeding tank - The Oto Journal
    20long - Otocinclus Juvenille tank
    29g - Cherry barbs, Oto's, Long finned danios, Spotted cory's, 2 Bristlenose plecs
    55g - High Fin Pleco, Harlequin Rasboras
    Several other 10g planted tanks.





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    Keep us posted. Hope you find them...rooting for ya!
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    Unfortunately no luck. Only one spotted today. It is not even one of the bigger ones. That jug of water had to be fouled. I can not find any other explaination. Found more baby shrimp but no oto's.

    Water Test today:
    Temp: 74
    PH: ~ 7.4
    Ammonia ~ 0
    NitrAte ~ 40
    GH: ~ 11
    KH: ~ 6

    Turned the airstone on again for about an hour. My snails are kinda out of the shells as I can see their antenea and occassionly their siphon tube but that's it. No movement around like they used to.

    I may do another 25% wc tomorrow.

    Just majorly bummed.
    10g - Otocinclus breeding tank - The Oto Journal
    20long - Otocinclus Juvenille tank
    29g - Cherry barbs, Oto's, Long finned danios, Spotted cory's, 2 Bristlenose plecs
    55g - High Fin Pleco, Harlequin Rasboras
    Several other 10g planted tanks.



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    Keeping my fingers crossed for you and the babies
    Have a Nice Day!




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    Little good news today. Went down to remove the remains of the zuccinni and search for wee ones. While searching for the little ones, I was looking through the back of the tank. I found two eggs in the crypt jungle. I also noticed that one of the snails had moved a bit and looked as if it was digging in.

    Went back to the front of the tank and searched the crypt jungle again, found (4) more eggs.

    Found mamma still muching on one of the zuccinni's so decided to leave that one in. Chose to remove the second piece. Since the second slice was right under the second grouping of eggs, I had to carefully negotiate the net to pull it out.

    My daughter came down and joined the search for babies. She discovered one...the big one! Awesome! So I now know that at least one of the older babies had survived. Leaves me a little hope. No other babies were found.

    We also found another snail was also moving around and burrowing in. While watching this snail dig, I found (2) more eggs in the crypt jungle.

    Found even more baby yellow shrimp as well.

    Decided not to do the 25% wc today due to findings.

    Tank Status as of 05/18:
    (1) bigger sized baby ~ 1/4"
    (8) new eggs.

    Here's a couple of pics of two of the egg groupings:
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    10g - Otocinclus breeding tank - The Oto Journal
    20long - Otocinclus Juvenille tank
    29g - Cherry barbs, Oto's, Long finned danios, Spotted cory's, 2 Bristlenose plecs
    55g - High Fin Pleco, Harlequin Rasboras
    Several other 10g planted tanks.



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    Cool news! Made my day!
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    05/19:

    Completed spot check today.

    Spirits definately looking up.

    Oto Update: Three eggs hatched out. One in the process of hatching as I type. I was watching this event for several minutes prior to dinner. Took several pics. Getting ready to check them out. Remaining six eggs still looking good. Mamma continues to work over the zuccinni carcase. I know I need to pull it out as it is mushing up pretty good but if she's still working it....I'll let her have it til tomorrow when I replace with fresh.

    Only baby found today was the big guy. Continues to remain active. He is working over the Rotala sp. 'green' more now then the crypts.

    Snails: All five briggs are moving about now. Yea!!! Found two sharing the same stem. Almost looks as if they are making out. Makes me feel so much better.

    Water Test pending.
    10g - Otocinclus breeding tank - The Oto Journal
    20long - Otocinclus Juvenille tank
    29g - Cherry barbs, Oto's, Long finned danios, Spotted cory's, 2 Bristlenose plecs
    55g - High Fin Pleco, Harlequin Rasboras
    Several other 10g planted tanks.



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    Couple of quick photos

    1) The big baby
    2) Hatching in progress
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    10g - Otocinclus breeding tank - The Oto Journal
    20long - Otocinclus Juvenille tank
    29g - Cherry barbs, Oto's, Long finned danios, Spotted cory's, 2 Bristlenose plecs
    55g - High Fin Pleco, Harlequin Rasboras
    Several other 10g planted tanks.



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    Water test results: Same as last reported.
    10g - Otocinclus breeding tank - The Oto Journal
    20long - Otocinclus Juvenille tank
    29g - Cherry barbs, Oto's, Long finned danios, Spotted cory's, 2 Bristlenose plecs
    55g - High Fin Pleco, Harlequin Rasboras
    Several other 10g planted tanks.



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    05/20

    All eggs hatched. One wiggler spotted. Getting ready to drop in more zuccinni (the old remaining one is completely gone...nary a trace of it left).

    Here's the latest find:
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    Update on the big baby:
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    10g - Otocinclus breeding tank - The Oto Journal
    20long - Otocinclus Juvenille tank
    29g - Cherry barbs, Oto's, Long finned danios, Spotted cory's, 2 Bristlenose plecs
    55g - High Fin Pleco, Harlequin Rasboras
    Several other 10g planted tanks.



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