I just caught and moved 5 more of Lefty’s and Digitalis’ fry that hatched exactly 2 months ago. There are now 25 younger siblings and 4 older siblings, three of them gold. There are a few fish in this new generation that have only 1 pectoral fin. By my count, 2/25 of the moved fry have 1 pectoral fin, but these handicapped fry do not seem in any way less hardy than their siblings. It is quite odd though that there are fast growers and slow growers in each batch, and with each passing week, the size differential seems greater.
After moving 5 fry, I caught some Mosquito Larvae to feed the fish, and I decided to set up a “studio” in the back yard with white paper so I could photograph the Mosquito Larvae, making them the Bug of the Month for May 2010. I have been feeding the Angelfish Mosquito Larvae since last year, and the fish really love them.
Update: May 5, 2010
I caught and moved 10 additional fry to the growout aquarium today. I have moved 35 from the newest spawning to date.