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Crenicichla notophthalmus frys

Discussion in 'Husbandry / Breeding' started by Apisto_Dezign, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Apisto_Dezign

    Apisto_Dezign New Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all. I have been working with these for awhile and just got these guys to breed in my 75 community tank and it has tons of frys. My question is should I remove the frys or wait till the get bigger. I don't want the other fish picking them off. I checked the cave this morning and the frys still has the egg sack still hanging on them. I lost a few when my idiot self put the cave back not being careful and a bunch floated out and was breakfast for the tetras. I need some answer please. What I'm think of doing is in a week or two I'm gonna move them into a 10gallon breeding tank and raise them that way. There isn't a lot you can find on the Internet so hoping I can find some breeders that has experience on these. Thanks in advance.
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I would siphon 1/2 or 2/3 of them into another tank to raise, and leave some in the parents' tank.
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    dwarfpike Member 5 Year Member

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    How did these guys turn out?
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    Apisto_Dezign New Member 5 Year Member

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    This batch didn't turn out. They had 2 more spawn after and the last recent spawn there were Frys. I would say bout 50 or more but I still kept them in the community tank and the frys were eaten by the Rams. Well I'm waiting for another batch and I'm ready to move them into their own 10 gallon tank next time so hopefully it works out.
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    dwarfpike Member 5 Year Member

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    I know compressiceps and regani have been bred in 20 gallon longs, so I'm not sure I would use a 10 gallon myself. But you see their pair bond daily, I don't.
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I assume he means moving the next batch of free-swimming fry into a 10 gal, not the adult pair.
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    dwarfpike Member 5 Year Member

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    Rereading, you are probably right. I hope so, true noto's would be worth the 4 hour drive down there to pick some up.
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    Apisto_Dezign New Member 5 Year Member

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    These Notos are true. The males has the first 3 fin spike just like the German Rams and the females has the ocelli (my females have two) and with the red halo. I'm glad I have a true pair and also a reverse trio. No eggs yet but the female is beginning to fatten up nicely so hopefully in the next 2 to 3 weeks I'll get another batch of eggs.
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    dwarfpike Member 5 Year Member

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    Awesomesauce. Noto's were my first dwarf pike, but I never bred them. I wanted to get back to them, but they are nearly impossible to find now a days (once Brazil limited their exports).