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Pelvicachromis taeniatus spawning

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This topic contains 6 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Fevz 6 years, 8 months ago.

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    dunc
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    The female is very darkly coloured (her general body is dark and her stomach is deep purple) and the male has coloured up intensely.

    They’ve been shimmering at each other for ages but now the female is in her little cave, sticking her head out and the male is swimming near her.

    However, occasionally, they go mental and start attacking each other.

    Is it time to move one of them in to the breeding trap? The little girl and boy are growing too and getting pushed away by the father, though nothing particularly malicious.

    #304265

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Took a couple of quick snaps.

    Excuse the blur, wasn’t really trying to make a lovely scenic photo, just wanted to catch them while they were terrorising each other.

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    #304266

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I recognise those, and that fern! /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #304267

    dunc
    Keymaster

    I’ll get some better ones when I find a spare 3 seconds in my hectic schedule

    #304268

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Did you just use the words “hectic” and “schedule” as a couplet? Referring to yourself????

    #304270

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Yes! It’s a hard life being a student you know ffs. I had to lie in bed all day today.

    #304272

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Nightmare. It must be doubly difficult with your mum cooking all your meals….

    #342117

    Fevz
    Participant

    Is it ok if i reopen old posts?
    Anyway i am warming up myself and aquariums for these kribs. Precisely for the “kienke” ones.
    I have working 15 gallon tank ready for a pair and a spare 9 gal. for any urgent matters.
    Since i don’t know nothing about taeniatus i was wondering if their behavior is same as pulcher or a bit more complicated? Do they spawn readly like pulcher or do i need some tricks?

    Thanks for advice <img src="style_emoticons//smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #342120

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I found it an easy species to spawn (had the ‘Dehane’ and ‘Nigeria Red’ forms – the latter of which is an ornamental strain I think?) and yes proceed in much the same way as you would with P. pulcher. If the fish are wild caught you may need to provide soft water but apart from that the only issue with mine was that the male absolutely hammered the female post-spawning meaning she had to be removed.

    Am guessing some others on here have also bred it so may have different experiences to share?

    #342122

    Fevz
    Participant

    They won’t be wild caught so i will use my normal tap water for them. I had to order 5 specimens, since i can’t buy them in normal aquatic shop. They will be delivered from Czech republic.

    So basicaly they are like their relatives. Fry production on massive scale? <img src="style_emoticons//smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #342123

    Senor Bastardo
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    QUOTE (Fevz @ Apr 7 2011, 08:10 AM)
    They won’t be wild caught so i will use my normal tap water for them. I had to order 5 specimens, since i can’t buy them in normal aquatic shop. They will be delivered from Czech republic.

    So basicaly they are like their relatives. Fry production on massive scale? <img src="style_emoticons//smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />


    Are they from Alex Tropicals? If they are don´t get scared if they are very schocked the first few days. Mine were lying almost still on the substrate for three days before recovering.

    #342151

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Fevz @ Apr 7 2011, 08:10 AM)
    So basicaly they are like their relatives. Fry production on massive scale? <img src="style_emoticons//smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    Yep!

    #342153

    Fevz
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    QUOTE (Senor Bastardo @ Apr 7 2011, 01:51 PM)
    Are they from Alex Tropicals? If they are don´t get scared if they are very schocked the first few days. Mine were lying almost still on the substrate for three days before recovering.

    They are from Petra aqua. And i hope Petra aqua got them from a good breder in Prague

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