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Gravid Chinese Cobitis

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This topic contains 10 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  coelacanth 7 years, 6 months ago.

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    Thomas
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    Hi,

    One (at least) of my female chinese Cobitis has eggs in her belly. I’ve noticed that some females will be plumper, but so far I couldn’t see the eggs. Today one female was in the front of the tank and with a loupe I could have a closer look. The pic isn’t very good, but I hope you can see the same as I.

    Thomas

    #317398

    Plaamoo
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    Looks like eggs to me. Do you have males Thomas? Beautifully marked fish!

    #317399

    Thomas
    Member

    Yes, not many, 4 males against 14 females

    #317401

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Lucky guys!

    #317403

    Thomas
    Member

    As I know the “german” Cobitis spawns only one times a year – late spring early summer. The spawning happens in shallow water.

    My idea is to wait a few days (or weeks) and then beginning to reduce the water level and start to heat the tank a little bit.

    Another idea is: Do nothing and hoping for the best… /unsure.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:unsure:” border=”0″ alt=”unsure.gif” />

    #317410

    Thomas
    Member

    Here is a pic with the complete loaches.

    Attached files

    #317412

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Very cute.

    #317413

    Thomas
    Member

    Yes, another group of this species are outside in my mothers garden at 5°C at the moment. I have too much of them, so one group (8) is in my tank, and one group (10) is in a cement bucket (ø 60cm). Both works fine.

    #317414

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I reckon leaving the ones outside to it might work – it’s what I do with the Aphanius. Just increase feeding at the right time and let nature do the rest!

    #317424

    andy rushworth
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    I seem to remember a chap in England had some success when he brought his C.biwae indoors , he thought it was a little cold for them outside , when he put them in a unheated aquarium they spawned !
    Good Luck

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    coelacanth
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    QUOTE (andy rushworth @ Apr 6 2010, 05:45 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I seem to remember a chap in England had some success when he brought his C.biwae indoors , he thought it was a little cold for them outside , when he put them in a unheated aquarium they spawned !
    Good Luck
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