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Exciting breeding during quarantine?

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Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:56 pm
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So with the extra time, does anyone have any new or exciting breeding projects going on?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:39 pm
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Nothing exciting right now, but the tanks are super clean! LOL.

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:05 pm
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I moved a pair of sparkling gouramis into a warmer tank and I'm pretty sure the male is guarding some eggs now. It seems like a lot of trouble to carry air all the way from the surface down into the cave but I've had several anabantids spawn in caves like this when they have the chance.

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And, most exciting for me (but making for a very boring photo), this goby (R. rubromaculatus) has been sitting in his cave for WEEKS. Yesterday I finally couldn't stand it anymore and lifted the lid up to peek and there are indeed eggs in there. Assuming he didn't eat the eggs in punishment for the disturbance, he should be kicking fry out the door any day now.

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Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:32 pm
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Looks like there were gourami eggs!

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Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:45 pm
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Wow! Very cool, not a species I know anything about, but very impressive! Thanks for sharing

Post Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:13 pm
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And today I have goby fry! They are very good at sitting on the sand, and looking like sand.

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Post Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:53 am
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Was doing cleaning and water changes on my L411 grow out tank (picked up a few from Shooter's in Iowa) and found fry in the tank. Didn't know they were old enough to spawn. Not sure how many, but it's another first for my fish-room.

Post Sun May 10, 2020 1:07 pm
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L333 Hypancistrus sp.

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Fingers crossed!

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Post Mon May 11, 2020 5:39 pm
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Very cool Willie! The first days/weeks are always a bit stressful, I've a current spawn that I've been losing a few fry from

Post Thu May 14, 2020 2:44 pm
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:D

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Post Thu May 21, 2020 2:06 pm
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Got eggs from Farlowella vittata. Usually these guys spend their lives vertically on a stem plant, but mine are in a bare bottom tank. The female had to lay her eggs on a heater cord.

With only two whiptails in the tank with guppies, L-333's and bushynose pleco, I may have lucked out big time.

Willie

Post Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 am
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Eggs are a little more visible after 24 hours. The female (I presume) hasn't moved from the heater cord at all.

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Post Fri May 22, 2020 8:53 am
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All these spawns are impressive.
Congratulations!
Like a complete unknown

Post Sat May 23, 2020 5:56 am
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Very nice. For these fish it is the male that actually stays with the eggs.

Post Sat May 23, 2020 8:47 am
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Eric N wrote:
Very nice. For these fish it is the male that actually stays with the eggs.


You're right. I took another look at the whiptail hanging around the tank and it was much wider - so the female. Dad's still on those eggs after 3 days!

Willie

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