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post #11 of 15 Old 11-24-2011, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliment of my fish, Christople. Like you I see the same thing, with the male doing more of the caring, but the female definately does help and has a part. They take turns, but he was more committed to the end. On day two or three, the female would swim to the glass when she saw me, begging for food and eating, and the male stayed near the eggs, not eating, unless a food floated in front of him.

@ Gourami owner - I've thought about putting the eggs in a net, but they keep laying them on that wood. I don't want to take them off the wood, and can't fit that into a net. I purposely put a turned over clay pot in there, hoping they'd put eggs on that, but so far not.

I still think if the eggs were fertilized, they'll do a good job of caring for the babies by themself. They don't let the Cardinal tetras come near that side of the tank when they have eggs. I don't think they were fertilized either, that is why they ate them. Could be wrong. What I don't understand is why the male isn't fertilizing them, since he seems to be such a good "dad".

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-24-2011, 09:11 AM
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Maybe it was just my pair but they took turns watching the fry and the male watched them more... I think those are infertile... Lovely male though, I haven't seen very many like him.
Are you sure you have a male and female? If yes, anytime you find the eggs, put them into the fishbreeder net and wait approximately 3 weeks. I am sure you will have fry soon. Happy Thanks Giving!
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Are you sure you have a male and female? If yes, anytime you find the eggs, put them into the fishbreeder net and wait approximately 3 weeks. I am sure you will have fry soon. Happy Thanks Giving!
Yes I had thousands of fry from that pair total, of course not all of them made it

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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Yes I had thousands of fry from that pair total, of course not all of them made it
What do you want to keep in that 10 gallon aquarium?
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38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
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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