Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
don't worry about eros or any other things, let them do their thing and let time take its course.
You may have gotten juvis, but babies during the first week or so are the most delicate and getting them past the first 1-2 weeks is the hardest window, after that if they make it, they are usually doing good and you'll get a good percentage of those babies that make it to adulthood, providing the params are fine, etc. Its those first couple of weeks that you loose most of your babies if something isn't right for them, an aged tank with lots of bio-film, low nitrates, etc will help.
As for breeding, what usually gets mine in the mood despite winter, better than fancy sprays or stuff, are frozen bloodworms. Only a few, they don't need a lot of protein, and only once a month, but adding them to my tank usually gets berries soon after.
First time moms will drop eggs a lot of times, it's normal.
Sometimes it just takes time too for them to settle in. The more you mess with chemicals or obsess over some reading and messing with the water constantly will slow down their breeding. Ideally the kH should be a bit lower, but it may just be time of year, new to the tank, etc.
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.
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