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10-26-2012 02:29 PM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by tomfromstlouis View Post
... the thought occurred to me that most of us probably maintain tanks that induce spawning and I'll bet that quite a few of us never even know it is happening or has happened.
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I agree, our only real influence is creating the correct environment for our fish/inverts. Once that is done you really can't stop them from reproducing.

Having fish spawn is something I expect in my tanks at this point in my hobby life. What surprised me is when fry survive with so many threats present. When I bred cichlids my goal 90%+ survival rate. Funny, now I'm excited about a sole surviver. She does fit in well with my Darwinian approach to my tanks.
10-25-2012 10:01 PM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by HighDesert View Post
She's so pretty!
The pic doesn't do her justice
10-25-2012 09:59 PM
HighDesert She's so pretty!
10-25-2012 03:41 AM
DogFish Finnally she's big & bold enough for open water.

10-23-2012 11:45 PM
tomfromstlouis I am sitting here enjoying this happy story and the thought occurred to me that most of us probably maintain tanks that induce spawning and I'll bet that quite a few of us never even know it is happening or has happened.

I noticed my 3 white cloud minnows acting strangely one day and 2-3 weeks later sure enough a very tiny minnow is sighted. Lots of shrimp in that tank so maybe it is happening all the time and this one got lucky - who knows?

Anyhow, this kind of surprise is a huge reason to have densely planted tanks. We deserve it.
10-23-2012 05:18 PM
GMYukonon24s Congrats
10-22-2012 02:09 PM
DogFish I saw the baby again last night. It's getting a bit thicker, easier to spot. Still hiding around thick cover of the Taiwan moss on the driftwood and tangles of Java roots. But the little guy/gal is getting a little more bolder.

Both of the females are getting gravid again. I'll be adding more Taiwan boss to the Crypt patches to hop full provide a spot for a few eggs to develop.
10-11-2012 02:21 PM
acitydweller congrats daddy!
10-11-2012 02:04 PM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by shloken38 View Post
Awesome.....gives me hope for my black skirt tetra that is about to burst!
I think lots of most and plant cover to hide in is the answer. The great thing about a mature planted tank is how close to a natural environment it can be. This is the 2nd sp. of fish that has spawned in this tank. I had Celyon Combtails pair off and Spawn in there last April. That of course was not a surprise.

The old school way to breed barbs was a bare tank with the bottom covered with marbles, or round stones marble size. The female(s) were placed in and conditioned with lots of food & w/c until they were gravid. Then the boys were added. After they spawn the adults are pulled out. Filtration was a sponge filter.
10-11-2012 01:53 PM
shloken38 Awesome.....gives me hope for my black skirt tetra that is about to burst!
10-11-2012 04:36 AM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by SpecGrrl View Post
Congrats gramps!
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Originally Posted by Merth View Post
Congrats
Thanks, but really, all I do is change the water & toss in some food 2-3Xs a wk.
10-11-2012 04:34 AM
DogFish
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Originally Posted by rodcuda View Post
That's pretty cool, wonder how many more are in there? I have some baby least kilifish and they are almost impossible to find, can only spot one now and then.
Anyones guess? I'll be keeping a close eye on it for the next few days. It's funny I have a Trio of Rams I'm trying to get to breed in another tank they are not cooperating
10-11-2012 04:20 AM
Merth Congrats
10-11-2012 04:14 AM
SpecGrrl Congrats gramps!
10-11-2012 04:09 AM
rodcuda That's pretty cool, wonder how many more are in there? I have some baby least kilifish and they are almost impossible to find, can only spot one now and then.
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