Breeding blue rams HELP ME PLEASE
Hi, my blue rams just laid eggs in a community tank on a slab of flat rock. As the mother and father are both beautiful specimens of the breed, I am going to attempt to raise the fry. Here is the problem: I have no idea what I am doing and the eggs were laid in very hard water. The eggs were laid about 30 minutes ago, I moved the eggs (on the rock) into a breeding net. I am wondering if I should get some RO water and set the eggs up in there to hatch. For that matter I dont know if they are fertilized, how can you tell? I read one site suggesting setting up a 1 quart mason jar with RO water and then adding Hydrogen peroxide at very small amounts to provide O2, is this a good idea?
Well for better or worse I am trying to hatch the eggs out in straight RO water heated to about 80 degrees, and with meth. blue and a couple airstones. Hopefully all goes well.
I have tried breeding rams myself and have posted on here before about it. I would hatch the eggs in a seperate tank with an airstrike almost on top of the eggs themselves with meth blue and a lil hydrogen peroxide mixed in. Kept the tank around 80F and had about a 90-95% hatch rate. I have yet to keep fry alive longer than a week however, not sure if its about my type of feeding or what, but good luck to you.
Thank you for your reply..unfortunately the eggs fungused and the very next day we lost the male blue ram.....it has not been a good week, but hopefully some day I will be able to breed rams and will keep your advice in mind
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