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post #1 of 12 Old 12-18-2006, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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FH breeding?

Hi Guys

My female`s FH is around 25 cm and Her male is around 20 cm and
THey've 1 years old now

What can I do for breeding them?do I need vase or slate stone for breeding ?
I feed them with blood worm-tetra cichlid-beaf heart-Chinese fh`s food



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post #2 of 12 Old 12-18-2006, 06:23 PM
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Pouyan, there is a chance one of your FHs may be sterile. Most FHs are actually sterile.
Put a divider on your tank. At spawning, females have a tendency to become very aggressive and may attack even males.
Not much I can say other than placing a divider between them in case they attack each other.

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post #3 of 12 Old 12-18-2006, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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THX dear Blue

please give me your suggestions and comments that can help me for breeding of this pair?
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please give me your suggestions and comments that can help me for breeding of this pair?
Just prepare for a divider in case they attack each other.:) You may want to hatch brine shrimps when they lay eggs or rather, 2-3 days after they have laid the eggs. The eggs will take almost 6 days or more to hatch but it may vary on the conditions of your tank.
What's the size of your tank, Pouyan?:)

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What's the size of your tank, Pouyan?:)[/color]
again THX dear Blue

what about decoration ?do i need vase or sth to make their bed of eggs?
My tank is around 90 gal ,they live with small doradid catfish and mouth sucker catfish and 1 black ghost +1 Marmalad african cichlid and 1 leaf fish,can they make any problem for my FHs?
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again THX dear Blue

what about decoration ?do i need vase or sth to make their bed of eggs?
My tank is around 90 gal ,they live with small doradid catfish and mouth sucker catfish and 1 black ghost +1 Marmalad african cichlid and 1 leaf fish,can they make any problem for my FHs?
Slates are better. FHs just clean the area they picked and lay eggs afterwards. It would be best to remove your other fish or you'll find them dead after they spawned.

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can i use any food instead brine shrimp for feedin the fry ?like crashed pallet or sth else?
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can i use any food instead brine shrimp for feedin the fry ?like crashed pallet or sth else?
The fry can't really eat anything else other than the minute bits. Fry from egg layers are not as well-developed as the fry of livebearers.
If Riccia fluitans and other plants are available in your area, get some so the fry can eat microorganisms in the plants.
Here's my preferred method in raising the fry aside from the plants:
Get an egg and cook it. I'm referring to the hard-boiled egg. Scrape a small part of the egg yolk and put it in a jar of water. Get a medicine dropper and get the water which contains egg yolk. Squirt that food to the shoal of fry. Proteins are available in the egg yolk so the fry get enough protein as subsititute to the yolk sac which will be used up by the fry in a few days.

Feed the fry only when they are in free-swimming stage.

P.S. Eat the rest of the hard-boiled egg as it would be a waste of food and money. Make sure to use a clean spoon when scraping the egg yolk.

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Something to keep in mind is that size has nothing to do with spawning, it's maturity. They may not be old/mature enough yet to do any breeding. Set up the environment and watch, but don't get discouraged if it doesn't happen anytime soon.

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