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On Friday I went to The Wet Spot, since I now have a empty 29g. Not knowing for sure what I was going to get for it I looked around and found these two. They are around 1.5in for the bigger one 1.25in maybe for the smaller one.

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In store both were bright red. This pic was 3 hours after I got them home. One of them turned brownish for a day then the next changed back to red.
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As you can see I got six Black Skirt Tetras to go along with the Jewels.
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So Monday swings around and the background shows up. I put it on, then later in the day I noticed something....
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That's right a clutch of eggs. At first they were white, later on they turned cream color, so I am guessing I got a male and female, and should have wiggelers tomorrow. 20171204_193710.jpg 20171204_224715.jpg 20171204_224947.jpg 20171204_224841.jpg
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I will update this post as things develope.
 

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Nice fish!
That tank is getting a lot of action :)
Right! A week ago it had a clutch of Convicts fry that got eaten by a now fat catfish.
Maybe I should put my JDs in there, seems to be the hot spot right....

Now I am thinking the bigger one was female, it had a fat belly when I got it, now not so much. 20171204_224637.jpg
And this one the male. 20171204_225008.jpg
 

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Well something went wrong, cause overnight they ate all the eggs. We will see if anything else will come of it.
 

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So I think I counted my eggs before they hatched. This cute little heathen was trying to kill the smaller one.
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It had chewed off part of the dorsal, anal, and tail fin.
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So I net her up and put some hides in Toni's tank and toss her in. Cant put it in the JDs tank I am sure they would kill her, maybe in Toni's if enough hides, it may heal up and I can try again.
Well a few days later and it's doing great. It knows how to stay away from the danger end of Toni, and at times thinks it' a shark....
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So here is a FTS of the 29,and a pic of the skirts.
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Forgot to mention that the Blue Phantom pleco is in here now.
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Jewels can be psychos. I had a pair that spawned, but after the eggs got eaten by a hungry synodontis the male jewel killed the female.
 

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Nice fish, sorry to hear about the eggs.
 
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