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Breeding diary of A. sp. Maulbruter

Discussion in 'Husbandry / Breeding' started by blueblue, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    A sharing of the breeding diary of A. sp. Maulbruter - Part I ^.^


    1. Mouth-brooding

    25/11/2005
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    26/11/2005
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    27/11/2005
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    A sharing of the breeding diary of A. sp. Maulbruter - Part II ^.^

    2. Some fries start to swim by themselves

    28/11/2005
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    30/11/2005
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    3. The fries are all free swimming, and start to hunt for food by themselves

    2/12/2005
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    3/12/2005
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  3. nightowl1350

    nightowl1350 New Member 5 Year Member

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    That is awesome...thanks for sharing.
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    Oupsy New Member 5 Year Member

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    Looks like there is much more fry than what i got (around 10).

    How much do you think you have free swimming ?

    Nice pics, thanks for sharing.
  5. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks nightowl1350 and Oupsy ^.^

    Hmm... i think i have about 20-30 free swimming fries...
    which i think to be quite a lot for a first time breeding pair of
    Maulbruter ^_^
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    Seb New Member 5 Year Member

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    that alot of fry to be holding in her mouth ^^

    awesome pics :)
  7. nightowl1350

    nightowl1350 New Member 5 Year Member

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    I counted 28 fry....from one of the pics :) I'm glad I don't have to keep baibes in my mouth, kind of hard to eat. How long do they "hold" them for? If more than a week Mom must be very hungry when she is one.
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    Oupsy New Member 5 Year Member

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    They drop the fry in a hole they dig when you feed them.
  9. Peter Lovett1

    Peter Lovett1 New Member 5 Year Member

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    Guess what oupsy I've now got some fry myself and they are doing well. Where these fish are easier to spawn or that they are in a 5 tank I don't know and the male is not being overly aggressive either
  10. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks all ^.^

    Oupsy is right that the female fish will drop the fry somewhere (for my fish, it leaves the fry in a pot) before eating.

    In my case, i have separated the male fish... if i do not do so,
    will the male fish also mouthbrood the fry?
  11. Oupsy

    Oupsy New Member 5 Year Member

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    The male, in my case is hidden somewhere in the tank.
    He gets severely beaten as soon as coming out, there's no way he can come close to the fry. Even now that they are 1.5cm.

    Wished i could have removed him for his safety, he s just lucky the tank is very heavily planted (reason why i couldn t catch him without messing up the whole tank and endanger the fry).

    Happy yours made it as well Peter.

    Kepp filling that diary, BlueBlue, it s an excelent idea !
  12. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Oupsy ^.^

    Here is the latest development (photo taken on 12 Dec); after
    counting, there are in total 35 fry (to my surprise!!) and they are
    all swimming and hunting for food independently now.

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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    The latest developments of the fry (4th Jan 06) :)
    - about 1 and a half month old.

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