Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
breeding black tail shiners
I have a 55 gallon biotope aquarium. Its based on the guadalupe river in San Antonio, TX. I have some black tail shiners and a rio grande cichlid and a longear sunfish. I had been trying to breed the shiners but winter temps and no heater put a freeze on my plans.
Fast forward to the end of febuary and vwola just like clock work they start mating. I picked up some rocks and just like it said in the very minimal information I could find they had laid there eggs in the crevices under the bolders probably over 100 eggs were sitting there.
So now to my questions...
I have the eggs attached to the rocks in a breeding net in another tank. I believe they were fertilized since I could see little white spots in them, a few days later and they have turned foggy inside. Do I need to be tumbling the eggs?
I have some infusoria culturing but will the baby shiners eat baby brine shrimp or crushed flake?
In the info I found online which again is very little it says that the eggs were generally deposited in riffles and fast flows, do I need to have water current moving over the eggs?
What temp is best to speed up the hatch time?
Thanks for all the info
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