March 18, 2011
Boris, Medea Luna, Lefty and Digitalis are about to celebrate their second anniversary since moving to Mt. Washington shortly after the nitrates dropped in the aquarium we had set up two weeks earlier. Boris and Medea Luna with Digitalis laid a batch of eggs four days later on March 31, 2009.
Boris and Medea Luna laid a batch of eggs about a month ago. The young were removed with a turkey baster just before they became free swimming. They are living in the bathroom in the nursery aquarium. The parents moved them about and chased away the single Blue Ram and the two Cardinal Tetras, the last remaining fish from the originally stocked aquarium from March 2009. Lefty and Digitalis have a brood of 2 week old fry right now. This is the largest brood ever I believe.
Boris and Medea Luna are paler than usual tonight. I will photograph Lefty and Digitalis tomorrow when there is daylight.
These little beauties are the offspring of Lefty and Digitalis and they were born quite a few months ago. I cleaned out the filter in the growout aquarium.
This guy is from two broods ago. I saved the prettiest of the brood. This fledgling is the pick of the litter.