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raleej337 11-02-2010 09:54 PM

so it spawned...
 
should I be really excited? my blue ram spawned, the male is guarding the nest. I'll post some pics later.

raleej337 11-02-2010 10:25 PM

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hopefully they will not eat the eggs.

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1077 11-03-2010 01:48 AM

Cool! 8-)

rrcoolj 11-03-2010 09:51 PM

Very nice! Yu should be very happy. It's cool to see the parental behavior of cichlids.

raleej337 11-04-2010 11:45 AM

bad, my otos ate the eggs and the Rams actually abandoned them even before.

rrcoolj 11-04-2010 02:42 PM

Don't give up hope they will try again. practice makes perfect.

raleej337 11-04-2010 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by rrcoolj (Post 506374)
Don't give up hope they will try again. practice makes perfect.

thats true but this time I'll be ready, I'm setting up a 10gal tank for the eggs to hatch.

rrcoolj 11-07-2010 08:19 PM

I would remove the otos instead of the eggs. hatching eggs is bit more complex.

raleej337 11-07-2010 08:38 PM

but i need my otos to eat the algae. oh well if the rams can hatch the egg so be it anyway i don't have the intention of breeding a fish, i just wanted to see and experience having a success in hatching the eggs.

thank you!

rrcoolj 11-08-2010 06:29 AM

Well otos aren't very big. i would let them try a few more times with the otos and if the otos continue to eat the eggs I would remove them at least until the fry hatch. I have seen rams fend off plecos and discus so they SHOULD be able to fend off otos.


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