02-10-2007, 04:47 AM
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GBR's spawned again...with pics
Well my new mated pair of german blue rams has decided to take another crack at spawning! This time they aren't eating the eggs either and are in fact viciously guarding the eggs from all of the other tank inhabitants. Unfortunately they are still in a community tank however and I hold out little hope of recovering many fry from this spawn. Out of fear that the parents would resume their egg-eating ways I decided to remove 8-10 of the eggs with an eye dropper to a specimen container suspended in the main tank with an airstone for light current. The rams attempted to kill the eye dropper for this crime. I'm doing this mostly to be sure the eggs are indeed fertile and will hatch out. Time will tell. The female also laid far more eggs than last time...in the 100-200 range easily. Here are the pictures I managed to take of the pair guarding the eggs (which you can see as the grayish dots immediately behind the parents on the driftwood). Unfortunately I was unable to get my camera to properly focus in on the eggs but I'll work on that in the future. Anyway here are the pictures!
Eggs in lower center of picture:
Eggs directly behind the female ram:
Eggs directly below the male ram: