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Crocer 02-04-2012 07:05 PM

Great News!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
My fire mouths have spawned!!!!!!!!!

Tazman 02-04-2012 07:19 PM

Congrats :-)

rrcoolj 02-05-2012 10:26 AM

congrats any pics? Spawning centrals is tons of fun.

Crocer 02-06-2012 08:20 PM

Hi, Thanks,. Unfortunately no pics. The parents don't even want me looking at the eggs(come right up to the glass with gills flaring). I think tonight they are hatching . The parents keeping pecking at the clutch and rush up to the cave then swim back out and pick at the clutch, then swim back to the cave, and so forth. they seem to fight too locking jaws , but not as much but when the eggs were freshly laid they were doing it a lot.

Romad 02-07-2012 04:34 AM

Awesome! Congrats and good luck with the fry.

Crocer 02-19-2012 12:00 PM

Thanks, It has been about 2 weeks now, and unfortunately
no signs of fry :(

rrcoolj 02-19-2012 12:59 PM

:-( sorry to hear. New pairs often need a few tries to get it right. They will be pros after a few more attempts. My old midas pair spawned 3x and could not get the fry to hatch but my centrarchus pair got it right the first time so it depends.

willow 02-19-2012 02:49 PM

aww,hopefully they'll get better ,are they in their own tank ?

Crocer 02-19-2012 10:55 PM

nope, they share the tank with another pair of Fire mouths and a few guppies who they don't even mind . I also have a betta in there , but in a floater temporarily.

willow 02-20-2012 08:58 AM

ahh ok,i just wondered if someone else was eating them.


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