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  • #354614

    torso
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    @barb Man said:
    What do you feed them? I wonder what would make them breed (live food, water change, more tannins, cold/warm water change). Has anyone found trucks to inducing beta species to breed?

    Breeding is easy. Water parameters should fit, feeding all sorts of living and frozen stuff. It seems, the male is not in the mood, sometimes a bit tattered, changing into the next tank, coming back or female following.

     

    Breeding of Petruichtys seems to be no problem, saving the eggs tricky. As I don’t really like these species, I didn’t insist and changed them to the large tank. A layer of coarse gravel seems to help, for Petruichthys as well as for Sewellia.

    By the way: Ambastaia seem rather difficult. May be I get a new shipment of A. nigrolineta one day to retry it.

    Cheers Charles

    #354617

    Matt
    Keymaster

    They don’t like you, either.Laugh

    #354633

    torso
    Participant

    I just detected some more young P. brevis. Stopped feeding for two days. That makes them come out of the jungle Smile

    Cheers Charles

    #354634

    olly
    Participant

    Really great! I believed that young P. brevis is not alone

    #354636

    mikev
    Participant

    Great news – very envious…! The only nicely shaped loach :P

    #354766

    torso
    Participant

    Some new pics of P. brevis. The inbringing of coarse gravel at the backside did work and at least half a dozen youngsters are buzzing through the tank.

    A curious female visited the net. Size: 6 cm

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    the first one has grown up to 4 cm

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    the rest has just 3 cm or less

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     Cheers Charles

    #354767

    mikev
    Participant

    Great photos as always :D

    Last photo: baby colors or young female? Former, I’d think?

    Charles, any recommendations on how to set up a tank to max their chances of breeding?

    #354768

    torso
    Participant

    It’s the orange I mentioned above, Mike. They lose that strong coloration becoming older.

    For  the tank: at least 80×35, a lot of Anubias and a thick layer of coarse river gravel up to 18 mm. Half of the 160×60 tank is overgrown with Cryptos, the rest contains large root wood with Anubias from bottom to the water surface. It seems, they spawn in the shelter of the root woods over the gravel. Perhaps a method with a large plastic-container filled with gravel and a root wood with Anubias covering it, would work too, but I don’t know, if they accept a restricted area as that for the spawning. Seems they didn’t in a 80×35, as no offspring appeared.

    Due to that tank set, dozens of young S. lineolata survive, despite A. nigrolineata, Kyathit, large Garras etc. I hope to get some A. nigrolineata one day that way.

    Cheers Charles

    #354769

    Shazray
    Member

    Hi all… newby to this forum… Charles, I’m thinking of getting a group of Ambastaia nigrolineata. Can you tell me a bit about your experience with them? Do you think they would be suited to a community tank / species only tank? Also, do they eat snails?

    Thanks!Cool

    #354771

    mikev
    Participant

    Thanks a lot for the info, Charles,

    Hmm… 80cm tank… hopefully 76cm is good enough (standard 20 Long)… and garras for tankmates actually sounds very good.

    Just one followup question: filtration … do you have a flow (powerhead) in there?

    #354773

    torso
    Participant

    Hi Shazray

    Most of my experiences make part of the profile. At least 80 cm for a group of 6-8 specimen. Not a community-tank, but company of going together with other species is possible in  larger tanks. I would tend to species tank with a setup made for the special needs. Yes, they eat snails, but on the other hand I see still some P. corneus and N. vittata in the large tank.

    @mikev said:
    Thanks a lot for the info, Charles,
    Hmm… 80cm tank… hopefully 76cm is good enough (standard 20 Long)… and garras for tankmates actually sounds very good.
    Just one followup question: filtration … do you have a flow (powerhead) in there?

    a foam filter, 50x15x15, 20 dpi, within a 1000 liter Rena powerhead connected to an air-pump for diffusion of oxygen.

    Cheers Charles

    #354778

    mikev
    Participant

    Thank you, Charles!

    #354785

    Anders247
    Participant

    Very nice fish!

    #354963

    Annwhite
    Participant

    elassoma is so cute!Kiss

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