New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

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Kyle May
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New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by Kyle May » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:16 pm

I finally got my new macro lens and have just now started to play around with it.
Luckily my Vieja bifasciatus spawned giving me some great subject matter.
Photos will get better with practice and especially after I get my photo tank finished
so I'll have better light and control over the conditions.

All photos taken with 100mm Canon Macro using a single 160Ws Impact head.
Shooting was tough as these were shot in a 5.5 gal tank on end in a cramped
fish room with low ceilings.

These guys are about 1/2" long and stuffed with baby brine shrimp. I use decap brine
which probably accounts for their golden bellys.
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I love the bug-eyed look of fry
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This guy was poking at the glass as it was feeding time and they were all impatient.
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Look at how the interior of the fish is developing...flesh..muscles..etc..
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At less than two weeks old, they are beginning to develop skin pigment and will soon be opaque.
Look at how well developed the dorsal, pectoral and anal fins are; they're perfectly formed mini-viejas!
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Re: New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by Wayne.Corman » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:35 pm

awesome shots!!

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Re: New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by LewC » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:42 am

Very Cool, Kyle.

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Re: New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by Kyle May » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:44 pm

Thanks again for the Bifas Lew.

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Re: New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by deeda » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:05 pm

Very cool pics, Kyle.

What fat, round little bellies they have and yes, they definitely look golden. Are you just feeding the dry decap or are you hatching them into little bitty shrimp?
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Re: New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by Kyle May » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:12 pm

Decap only.
Decap twice a day and water changes daily.
They've doubled in size in one week.
They'll start getting flake in another week, so the diet will begin to vary.

They are still smaller than 1/2 inch.

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Re: New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by LewC » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:40 am

Dee, the shells have been chemically removed from decapsulated eggs, so they can't hatch. All the nutients therefor remain, because none are used up by swimming baby shrimp.

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Re: New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by deeda » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:42 pm

Thanks for that info Lew!
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Re: New Macro Lens and New Bifasciatus

Post by Don Danko » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:23 am

Nice work, Dr. May!
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