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    dunc
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    Since my last spawning thread, the maculatus have had numerous attempts at spawning – most of which were successful spawns, but without any egg-hatching. The male fertilised the eggs, the female guarded them quite aggressively.. but then slowly after a couple of days, she’d start eating them off one by one.

    This time though, with a pH of 4.5 (!), the eggs seem to be developing! Small black dots in the eggs last night, then for the first time, she has moved them to a new place. She moved them to the rubber suction cup on my heater (heater fell; suction cup now faces inwards).

    Then, further to that, I noticed a very aggressive, yellow female Apistogramma agassizii in the other tank! Male is getting a hiding so I’m going to have to remove him. Presumably they have spawned too.

    Today is a GOOD DAY!

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    Matt
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    Sorry for late reply mate, and congrats on the spawns

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    dunc
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    Lol how many times do I have to tell you /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” /> Purely acid, yeah.

    They’re not free-swimming yet, still on the suction cup. Moving a bit though /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #304142

    dunc
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    I have free swimming babies…….. /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #304143

    Matt
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    Great news mate

    #304144

    dunc
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    Lol I’m trying but it’s really tough! They’re DINKY!

    #304146

    Matt
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    Still no pics even though I know you have some

    #304147

    dunc
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    Courtesty of Ms McKeown mind, I tried to get pics and failed

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    #304148

    Matt
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    Superb! Is that java moss or a shedload of green algae on the right? Either way looks like they’re having a feast on the wee beasties that’ll be living in there

    #304149

    dunc
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    Hehe that’s algae, I always keep my tanks impeccably clean. Honest..

    #304150

    Matt
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    How are the wee dudes getting on Dunc?

    #304151

    dunc
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    Not looking good

    #304152

    Matt
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    Sorry to hear that mate

    #304163

    andrew
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    Did any survive?

    They got it right once, so will only be a matter of time till you raise a brood!

    #304166

    dunc
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    Nah mate none survived. I was gutted. Female seems to have a bit of a lack of energy at the moment but male is desperate to spawn again

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