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Electric Blue Spawn

tuna

Member
5 Year Member
There are females out there. Mine just bred last night I just hope they are fertile.
 

fredmir1

Member
5 Year Member
I just pick up a pair a few days ago

Do they bred like regular Rams

What was your PH and water hardness??

George
 

tuna

Member
5 Year Member
Day 2 and I haven't seen one egg fungus yet. There are some missing today but still have 80% left.
 

bigbird

Member
5 Year Member
Good news indeed. It will be really interesting to see what colour the fry have. Keep us posted. cheers jk :biggrin:
 

tuna

Member
5 Year Member
This morning I can't find any. I think someone got them during the night or they did themselves. I was hopping to find a pit with them in it but didn't. I'm going to wait a couple of days and then get everybody but them out of the tank. It's going to take a couple of days to wipe the tears off. Has anyone left the tank light on 24/7 during this hatching period. Now it's just how soon will they breed again. I hope they get it right the next time.
 

aqua-nepz

New Member
5 Year Member
This morning I can't find any. I think someone got them during the night or they did themselves. I was hopping to find a pit with them in it but didn't. I'm going to wait a couple of days and then get everybody but them out of the tank. It's going to take a couple of days to wipe the tears off. Has anyone left the tank light on 24/7 during this hatching period. Now it's just how soon will they breed again. I hope they get it right the next time.
Very much disappointing.lets hope it will spawn for you sooner again.Next time try to spwan them in a seperate spawning tank.
 

viejo

Member
5 Year Member
Has anyone left the tank light on 24/7 during this hatching period.
Leaving on a dim night light does seem to have the effect of suppressing egg eating & possible predation by fishes which are active at night. It doesn't have to be very bright at all.
 

Adoketa

Member
5 Year Member
This morning I can't find any. I think someone got them during the night or they did themselves. I was hopping to find a pit with them in it but didn't. I'm going to wait a couple of days and then get everybody but them out of the tank. It's going to take a couple of days to wipe the tears off. Has anyone left the tank light on 24/7 during this hatching period. Now it's just how soon will they breed again. I hope they get it right the next time.
Hi there Tuna, rams are really prolific. All you need to do is to feed them with high quality food, ie, nutritious pellets, blackworms, artemia, etc. They get back in the mood within the week and can keep going for months (at least here in Malaysia they do). I have a couple of pairs of german Rams and they've been at it for months, almost spawning weekly. I've given up separating the babies. :biggrin:
 

tuna

Member
5 Year Member
They are now by themselves in a planted 55 Gal. I think I have 2 girls and 2 boys. I'm not worried about them spawning again because I know they will.
I'll give them a couple of more chances before I take the eggs. I prefer they take care of the fry.
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
I've left a 'night light' (3W bulb) on tanks with 'skittish' females with good success. Usually I only needed it for 3-5 days. After that everything worked well. I, however, don't keep other bottom dwellers on a breeding tank, only top-dwelling target/dither fish that don't bother the breeders.
 

Apistomaster

Member
5 Year Member
I think it is best to breed rams as a single pairs per tank. Another pair only decreases the chances of a pair successfully raising a brood. Most of the time all color forms of Mikrogeophagus ramirezi tend to eat their eggs or larvae prior to hatching or free swimming so if you really want some in the bag, so to speak, then artificially hatch out one spawn.
They can be text book perfect parents but not so routinely in my own experience.
I have raised and sold about 2000 rams over the years and I have only had one pair of Gold Rams raise their fry by the book just the one time. They ate all subsequent spawns. When they raise a brood they will not spawn as frequently as they do when they are eating eggs or if you are routinely removing spawns for artificially raising them.

The one time the Gold pair raised their brood they raised an incredible 400 fry.
Pretty amazing. The fry survival rates are much better when the parents are willing to provide good brood care compared the the results of artificial techniques.
 

fredmir1

Member
5 Year Member
Electric Blue RamSpawn

I do have 2 pairs and did put them in there own tank, 10 and 20 gallons

Male would chase the female no stop

Now I have both pairs in the 20 gallon tank

One pair did bonded together and layed a nice spawn of 60 plus eggs, which I took out

This pair would chase the other Electric Blue Rams

I did bred Blue and Gold Rams and never had a problem like this

These are very aggressive Rams I have

George
 

JSchopf88

New Member
I Just got a pair 2-18-10. I am lucky enough that i just had them lay eggs 2-21-01. Today i noticed some eggs getting white and the female eating some good eggs, so i took the eggs out and put them in a ten gallon with a couple of air stones. I hope it goes well. Even if they don't make it, it was a leaning experience. The guy i got them from said his pairs spawn every 9days. This is my first time artificially hatching the fry.
 
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