Originally Posted by Grah the great
I happen to have 8 parosphromenus sp 'sentang' in a 5 gallon....
Thanks for the reply! Since this post I have done a LOT more reading in these guys....They have actually already spawned, as soon as I put in a few small PVC pipes, the male claimed one of them, and there were a ton of eggs stuck on the roof yesterday, as well as the female swimming around totally pale and with that very distinctive 'sexy eye' black bar. As of today however the eggs are gone, so I'm guessing water parameters are not acidic enough for the eggs to survive, and they probably fell down and were eaten. Am already half way through setting up the paros their own tank, complete with a ton of oak leaf litter, branches, java ferns/moss etc.
I already have microworm, grindal worm, and fruit fly (I use the grubs) cultures, and some BBS on the go! Do the adults still eat microworms?
The water parameters are the next biggest thing to tackle: Tap water here is pH 7, GH 2, KH 1, and water conductivity 45 μS/cm. Because it is already so soft, I'm not sure if distilled/RO water is necessary? Perhaps just oak leaf extract/alder cones etc will bring down the KH and pH enough?
Interesting that you keep them at such low temps! My fish room usually sits at at 65-70 so it's good to know that running the tank heaterless is an option