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Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus
May 12, 2012
1:24 pm
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Senor Bastardo
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Finally managed to get a decent pic of my Nothobranchius fuscotaeniatus with my rubbish camera. Bought a pair for a little over a year ago and the male decided to pack it in after just a few weeks. But I got some eggs from them and I hatched them for two months ago with good result. 10 males and, unfortunately, just one female.

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May 12, 2012
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Very nice, Krister. You must be very optimistic to call 10 males and one female a good result, though Laugh. How long do you have to store the eggs from this species?

May 13, 2012
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Well, the outcome wasn´t that good, but the hatching rate was good. Thats the great fun of keeping annuals, sometimes not a single one hatch, then sometimes you get a good hatching only to end up with only one sex. Teaches you the harshness of realityWink

I stored the eggs for exactly four months and got a temperature of about 24 at home.

May 13, 2012
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True. I know the feeling from trying to get Laimosemion mahdiaensis females Wink

I've been looking at some Nothobranchius that I would like to try, but it's hard to find the space. How are the Terranatos going for you btw?

May 14, 2012
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Nice, have you separated the female with one male Krister or are you allowing her to be ravaged?

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May 15, 2012
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To answer Gustav first. I have tried to hatch two peats with no results, but then they might have been too small when I took the peat out. But I have got plenty more to come so we´ll just have to wait and see.

 

Secondly Matt. In my experience it´s, when it comes to Nothobranchius, better to ave a lot of males if you only have one female. They are quite preoccupied chasing each other and trying to achieve dominance so the female is doing quite well. I think only the dominant male gets to breed in my tank. A friend of mine had 36 male Nothobranchius rachovii and 4 female in a 160 litre tank. The dominant male never lasted for more than three or, at top, four weeks while the females did really well. When he was down to equal numbers the females started getting tattered fins and got skinny.

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