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Aphanius Mento 'Kirkgöz'

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  • #299816

    Matt
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    Well as I sit here writing about barbs (sigh) I’m seeing the first signs of courtship behaviour in the Aphanius. They’ve put a bit of weight on since they arrived but have been very shy. Now though the biggest male is sitting in a little clearing in the algae and displaying at females. Plenty of chasing going on too…

    #310583

    mickthefish
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    is it a similar sort of display that Elassoma evergladie do Matt.

    mick

    #310588

    keith565
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    sounds promising Matt. look forward to seeing pictures.

    #310598

    Matt
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    QUOTE (mickthefish @ Oct 1 2008, 08:34 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    is it a similar sort of display that Elassoma evergladie do Matt.

    mick

    Kind of mate but a bit less intricate and more aggressive i.e. it looks like he’s trying to drive them into the algae. He’ll flare a bit, wiggle his body then pick one to chase! He’s also darkened considerably at least from the top. I can’t really see through the side of the tub so it’s difficult to see everything that’s going on.

    #313548

    Matt
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    Well either all this was imagined or I’ve lost a male as I checked the fish a few weeks back (water is green so can’t really see them) and they all turned out to be female!

    #313559

    keith565
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    fingers crossed indeed.

    #313560

    oaken
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    Yeah, hope you have better luck with the new males Matt.

    #313580

    mzapater
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    Good luck with them Matt.

    You shouldn´t have too much problem with such group, except for fin nipping and so on.

    Separate the eggs from the adults and don´t put the fry together with them until they are at last 1,5 cm. They grow fast in summer.

    Let me know how they do.

    Manuel…

    #313591

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers all will keep this thread updated. They seem to have settled in ok but are miles smaller than the females. From what I’ve been reading about Aphanius that shouldn’t stop them though!

    #313726

    Matt
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    Result!

    Attached files

    #313731

    oaken
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    Good job Matt

    #313736

    Matt
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    Cheers Gustav; most are eyed-up already so will hopefully have fry within the week.

    #313740

    dunc
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    Yeah that’s really great news Matt, delighted for ya

    #313749

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers mate! Think I’ll see if these hatch and grow ok before harvesting anymore eggs as I collected at least 30 fertile ones and I think Aiste’s mother might start to get shirty if plastic containers start appearing all over the bedroom terrace.

    #313757

    Mark Duffill
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    Great news Matt well done

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