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Gnathochromis permaxillaris

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Post Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Lib95 Level 1 Member
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Anyone who is keeping these have any suggestions on getting them to breed? I recently picked up a group of five fish, not sure on the M/F ration yet.

Post Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Passionfish Level 20 Member
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It is difficult to sex this species. The key to breeding is the production of eggs and male that is not sterile (less of an issue). When fem is producing eggs, she is ready to spawn and males are always ready. For female to produce eggs, diet is most important once female is sexually mature.

In Nature they shift sand in mouth looking for invertebrate organisms and also some algae.

As base diet I suggest spirulina (high % content). Maybe 2 -3 times a week, finely chopped muscles, live daphnia or insect larvae.

They are biparental cave spawners.

If you wish to sell the group some day, I would like to buy yours
Like a complete unknown

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