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Old 08-13-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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Breeding Of Bolivian Ram (mikrogeophagus Altispinosus)

Hello to all

This is only a small and personal report on breeding my Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus).

The photographs and videos are from different spawning and my two tanks together.

sorry for my bad english

Water to my values:

Temperature 78F (night to 75F)

pH 6.8
KH 5
GH 6

CO₂ 20-30mg/l
O₂ 5 mg/l (morning), 8 mg/l (evening)
No₂ =<0,3mg/l
NO₃ about 5mg/l
Fe 0,25mg/l
NH₃₊₄ 0mg/l
PO₄ 0,25mg/l

Day X

The Balzer:
The male impressed with intense color, abgespreizten fins, gills and open body trembling at the appearance of the female.

The Preparing:

The Spawning:
Their genitals were clearly visible. The female had a strong spawning tube. The male has a much shorter, thinner and pointed.
The female then decided to place the spawning by it (in my case) to a stone cleaning started what then with the male involved. Both impressed with intense staining, spreads fins, gills open and body tremors.
The Spawning took place with an egg on the rock track and the male fertilized a few seconds later. After delivery of about 100 eggs Spawning was completed.

After oviposition, the males from the spawning place displaced.

The female over the entire surveillance and care. You defenses everything it came too close, including males and carefully removed the dirt and plant remains from the nests. That meant 24 hours of stress, little or garnicht eaten.

The Bolivian SBB have in me a spawning Interwall of approximately 2-3 weeks.

Day 001

The area:

Day 003

The slip:
The eggs began to move. The mother helped the young by the eggs in his mouth and took the boys out of the egg literally chewed. The brood was then freed in a pit excavated spat.
Several times a day, the entire brood into another pit reburied and the boys Fresh diversified.

Day 006

Yolk sac consumed:
As the boys soon had to be fed, I put 2 bottles of Brine Shrimp Nauplii to.

Day 007

Brine Shrimp Nauplii:
Starting with Brine Shrimp Nauplii to feeding.

Day 009

Free Float:
The young today have made their free float.

Day 012

3% of survivors:
There are every day less, because exploring the curious small, or when hunting in the Artemia nauplii were eaten a lot. The mother is surely also to the small out, because they hardly even had to eat.

Day 031

Normal feed:
3 of the small still live.
Stopped with Brine Shrimp Nauplii to feed. You must now learn to feed what I do all the feeding, this will be adopted without any problems.

Day 073

Mosquito larvae:
The 3 today for the first time eat red mosquito larvae.

Day 131

Area defense:
The treasury of the small districts is clear and everyone defends his territory with panache.

Day 305 = Day X

The Balzer:
Father and one of his daughters Balzer.


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Old 08-14-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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Wow, great documentation! Thats really nice. I have never actually seen a bolivian ram in person, they just dont seem to be as popular GBR's, but i think they are just as pretty and from what i hear 10 times as hardy! Nice job!
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Thanks s0ltek, I plan on breeding these rams and this info will be very helpful!
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
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Great job, They are beautiful fish!

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