Caught up on most of my email, posted a lot of F-locked stuff.
While I was working from home Tuesday I took some time to watch the baby fish and their bright orange parents. The first tie I looked in the morning, I saw no babies. Then out comes Mom, who made several trips from the under-rock cave they jewels had excavated, spitting out mouthfuls of kiddies each time she came out front. In minutes there were about 50 babies around her. The babies in the breeder pen also got more active about that time.
This morning Mom was poking at the bottom of the breeder pen, looking for a way to rescue the kids, no doubt. I think they are safer in there for now, I have been feeding them baby food (a very fine powder) and they have a clump of live moss in there, so they should be okay.
Plans for tomorrow: