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Spawing German Blue Rams

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Spawing German Blue Rams
Old 01-31-2007, 11:36 PM   #1
 
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Spawing German Blue Rams

following a temperature increase to 86 degrees and a 20% water change my german blue rams are now spawning on a piece of driftwood in my main tank. I'm about to go test the water parameters now. I doubt the eggs will get a chance to hatch due to the presence of lots of other fish, ghost shrimp, a malaysian trumpet snails...but if they do I'm gonna have to set up yet another tank to hold the fry safe from the hungry tank inhabitants they have now. Wish I could get a good picture but the eggs are too small for my camera to correctly focus on them. Its a shame though as its the first time I've directly seen the female laying her eggs!
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
 
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Updates: Male GBR has eaten most of the eggs between bouts of chasing off other fish. I kind of expected this as it is the pair's first spawn. Water parameters are as follows. Only about 10 eggs remain but the male does not seem to be eating them...rather he just eats the other eggs around the original 10. Perhaps he only fertilized the first few and is eating the new unfertilized eggs. Both he and the female continue to guard the area around the eggs from any fish that comes near.

Temp: 86 F
kH: 40ppm
gH: 60ppm
pH: 6.5
Nitrates: 10ppm
Nitrites: 0ppm
Ammonia: 0ppm
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:17 AM   #3
 
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Final update. The female has eaten the last of the eggs. However, this was the pair's first attempt so that was to be expected. Practice makes perfect afterall
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:45 AM   #4
 
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Better luck next time.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
 
lol eww, eat the things that came out of you, fish are very strange
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:37 PM   #6
 
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lol eww, eat the things that came out of you, fish are very strange
Not strange in my opinion. Some fish have very poor parental skills and first-timers are usually the ones who have it. Angelfish and blue rams are known for this type of behavior.
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:45 PM   #7
 
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yep...same with discus. Oh well though its probably for the best since I didn't have a seperate tank available to the fry anyway. I doubt they would have lasted long in my well stocked community tank. I'm in the process of setting up yet another 20 gallon tank and two more 10gallon tanks though so more space will be coming available for the next time around.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:10 PM   #8
 
i was talking about fish in general, non fish carers like guppies and danios and such. Anyway i hope my bolivians are a breeding pair
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