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post #11 of 23 Old 07-15-2011, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Trying..... but I have a female that has no clue what to do with the eggs, I've only got some to live now because I removed the eggs.
Are Rams similar to Kribensis parents in that it takes a few go's for them to getthe hang of it ? It took my Kribs 3 attempts before i got a result.

Are the microworms you are using just freezedried? I gave up on the bbs since I only have about 5 survivors and just sticking with first bites.
I use live worms, they are easy to keep and dont take up much space.. . . i can send you a culture for free if you like ?

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Wow stunning pair of fish! Those kribs look amazing. Kribs are very good parents and they are known for taking care of their fry for a long time.
Thank you, they have been great towards the fry and each other. . . . i think i got lucky, cos ive heard stories about the parents fighting once the fry become free swimming.
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post #12 of 23 Old 07-15-2011, 05:26 PM
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Well my rams have tried 6 times now all with the same result I might give them another chance but I wanted to at least get some babies from them so I took the last spawn out.

Do you have any links to culturing and feeding of microworms, these sound rather interesting, I like to research things before I jump in but I will defiantly send you a message if I want some!
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They are very simple to keep, i just place 3 tablespoons of instant oats inside a betta jar and mix some tank water and stir until you have a creamy substance (not too runny and not too thick) then add your microworms and stir them in a little. Finally sprinkle some dry yeast on the top and secure the lid, let them sit for 2-3 days in a warm area and you should start seeing them climb the sides of the jar. To feed them to your fry i just smear a finger around the side of the jar and place the finger in the tank, you will see 1000s of tiny worms wriggling in the water. Each worm will have something like 1000 babies every 3 days so as long as you keep adding oats and dry yeast every 2 weeks you will have an endless supply of them. For more details i would type in microworm culture on you tube and it will show you how to start a culture.
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post #14 of 23 Old 07-17-2011, 08:54 PM
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Those are beautiful fish!
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post #15 of 23 Old 07-17-2011, 09:24 PM
how often do yours lay eggs, and my pair never fought either

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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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post #17 of 23 Old 07-17-2011, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you bluebirdnanny. They spawn about every 3-4 weeks but I have split them up now because I have too many fry !
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post #18 of 23 Old 07-17-2011, 11:18 PM
Nicce. mine have only spawned once but the fry lived but i have to go to the coast for four days and they died... any tips to get them to spawn

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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The 1st time they spawned I had the temp set on 76 degrees for a few days and then raised it to 81. Whilst the temp was at 81 I fed them rich foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms everyday till they spawned which was just sport of 3 weeks. I have a few plants around some pvc tubes I placed in the tank, they dug a pit under the tube and they spawned there.
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post #20 of 23 Old 07-17-2011, 11:47 PM
I have coconuts... Will try that thanks... Where did you get your microwroms

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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