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post #1 of 11 Old 10-06-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well, after losing my male, I purchased another male today. He is bigger than the female I have, and is currently floating in the bag. My ph is lower than at the LFS, so I'm floating him and dripping water in for over an hour. I'm crossing my fingers that he "likes" the female. They just arrived yesterday at the LFS, and it looked like he was already bonding to a female (I felt bad taking him), but I hope this works.

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-06-2011, 06:11 PM
I don't know if the female will like him but good luck and I have been in your position, very frustrating

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I don't know if the female will like him but good luck and I have been in your position, very frustrating

So. . . so far excellent! I'm so happy. He looks fantastic, the female colored up as soon as he was put in, and they are both eating, hanging together. Her belly got red again. They drift away from each other too, pick at the sand etc, but not once, has anyone shown any aggression. I just hope it stays like this, but I'm feeling hopeful. The male is "active" with all his fins, kind of shimmying them, around the female, especially. As far as it looks to me this behavior looks like a good/positive thing.

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post #4 of 11 Old 10-06-2011, 08:58 PM
well you might have gotten lucky! the shimmying is probably breeding so look out for eggs

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4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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well you might have gotten lucky! the shimmying is probably breeding so look out for eggs

Really? Wow, I'm not sure I'm ready for that. That would be really cool. Is that possible that they would "hook up" and breed that fast?

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Yeah it might be, one time I got a brand new pair of rams and in 4 days I had eggs

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2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
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6 Poecilia Reticulata




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ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
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7 Ghost shrimp
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-07-2011, 09:46 PM
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Yeah, my GBRs had been at the LFS together for a few days and after being in my tank for a day there were eggs! I was shocked! :)

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Yeah, my GBRs had been at the LFS together for a few days and after being in my tank for a day there were eggs! I was shocked! :)

I hope they like each other!!

Yes, they seem to love each other! I'm so happy about them, and I didn't have to part with my female and start over. This male, bigger than the female is working out so great. I'd love to see them have eggs.
Here are some pics I just took.

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post #9 of 11 Old 10-08-2011, 06:11 PM
If you really want eggs, crank the temp to 82 and feed bloodworms or high protein foods

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4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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If you really want eggs, crank the temp to 82 and feed bloodworms or high protein foods

My temp is already at 82, actually 83. I do occassionally feed blood worms, what do you know about feeding live young mealworms?

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