Botia almorhae- Can it be done?
Well, the other day I took a trip to my lfs, looking for what kind of fish I could breed in a 30 gallon. I had planned on ruby barbs, but then I saw the yoyos.
I didn't have enough for more than one, but I saw a huge, egg-laiden female and got her. Because I realized that the flourescent pink gravel used for my convicts wouldn't be as attractive or as cozy as sand, I drained the tank and swapped gravel for filtered play sand. The tank is full of pots, some driftwood, and a rock cave where the female has taken residence. I have read a few reports of clown loaches and other species spawning, but all rare. I feel I'll have a chance with this female, and the others I may be purchasing tomorrow. Any tips? I need to find out what kind of water these guys need, soft or hard, alkaline or acidic, so that would help.
Here are some pics of the little camera hog. :lol:
Look at that fat belly!
Just a beautiful fish!
Full of eggies. :P
the only gaurenteed way of breeding them is via hormon injections.
it would be a one in a billion that they spontaniously breed in a home aquarium.
Maybe a period of drought/heat and then rain/cold would do it.
And some whitebait.
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