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Maulbruder holding!

Discussion in 'Husbandry / Breeding' started by tjudy, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. tjudy

    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I have an A. maulbruder with a mouthful. How long will she hold before the fry are free swimming? Is there any danger leaving the fry in with the male for a while?
  2. Xanathos

    Xanathos New Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi,

    In my experience, my female took the fries just after the eggs hatched and she mouthbrooded them for about 4-5 days, wich is usually the time by wich the babies become free-swimming.

    They were housed in a 55 gallons tank, so I left the male with mom and kids. She used to chase him away from the brood without any further agression.

    If I had to do it again, I would remove the male, just to be sure.

    Good luck with this wonderfull apisto, it's definitly one of my favorite !

    Phil
  3. Oupsy

    Oupsy New Member 5 Year Member

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    Imo, it s dangerous for the male.

    My female mouthbreed till free-swimming and after that when she feels unsafe.
    She also tends to take fry in mouth just before lights off.
  4. Richgrenfell

    Richgrenfell Member 5 Year Member

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    I put my male in a breeder net. I found that when I did this, the pair didn't have to get re-aquainted again. I do agree that it is dangerous to leave the male in with this species.

    Rich