After just 20 days, our female Melanochromis Auratus (Golden Mbuna) spit her fry in the 40 gal. breeder she was holding in. This is definitely her first little batch to survive. We raised her from a wee little one.
It is very hard to tell whether there are ten surviving fry or not. We removed the female, did a big water change, and have been feeding fry on baby brine shrimp several times each day. They are a bit of a challenge to count. It is fascinating to observe how they immediately claim and vigorously defend territory already -- at just days old.
If ten survive, we will submit for BAP points, post a spawning report, and include a video journal -- now long in the making . . .
Here's a video capturing these little guys: