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Electric Blue Spawn

Discussion in 'Husbandry / Breeding' started by tuna, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. tuna

    tuna Member 5 Year Member

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    There are females out there. Mine just bred last night I just hope they are fertile. [​IMG]
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    Bilbo Member 5 Year Member

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    Awesome news. One sure way to confirm you have a female :)

    Congrats
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    fredmir1 Member 5 Year Member

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    I just pick up a pair a few days ago

    Do they bred like regular Rams

    What was your PH and water hardness??

    George
  4. tuna

    tuna Member 5 Year Member

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    My PH 7.0 GH 3
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    aqua-nepz New Member 5 Year Member

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    Congrats!Hope they are fertile.I wonder what would be the outcome if they are fertile.
  6. tuna

    tuna Member 5 Year Member

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

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

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    Electric rams

    Love to purchase some babies
    Mike
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    aqua-nepz New Member 5 Year Member

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    Nice to hear.Curiously waiting your success and the adult fries.Please do report contineously
  10. tuna

    tuna Member 5 Year Member

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    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.
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    aqua-nepz New Member 5 Year Member

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    Very much disappointing.lets hope it will spawn for you sooner again.Next time try to spwan them in a seperate spawning tank.
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    viejo Member 5 Year Member

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    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.
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    Adoketa Member 5 Year Member

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    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:
  14. tuna

    tuna Member 5 Year Member

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    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.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    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.
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    Apistomaster Member 5 Year Member

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    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.
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    fredmir1 Member 5 Year Member

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    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
  18. JSchopf88

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    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.