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My 1st L46 spawn

Discussion in 'Misc. Images' started by awth, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. awth

    awth Member 5 Year Member

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    Finally, after 1yr and 2 months, my 46 finally spawned!
    The babies are so lovely and cute! :):)

    For referrence:
    Tank Size: 25"L X 15"W X 15"H, approx 86L
    Filter: Totto External Filter + Eheim 2211 + Eheim Power Head
    Water Para.: Temp 30C, ph 6.8, No3 = 0-0.5mg/L, kh 1-2, gh 0-1
    Food: Main course: Tropical Pleco food, Additional: UV frozen blood worm, frozen brine shrimp, ADA AP-3 Gold.
    Water Change: 50% per week, temp drop 3-5C after water change.


    My tank:
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    Parents (Mother on top, Father on bottom):
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    1st day
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    3rd day
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  2. ivanfunghk

    ivanfunghk New Member 5 Year Member

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    :) congratulations
  3. Rolo

    Rolo Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi Alan,

    Congratulations!

    Wow, you must have a lot of patience to wait such a long time. ;-)
    But it was worth it, they are really cute.

    Did you changed anything before they breed?
    Or did they just need such a long time to "fall in love"?

    best regards,
    Rolo
  4. awth

    awth Member 5 Year Member

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    thank you, Ivan! :)
  5. awth

    awth Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you Rolo! :)

    Yes, I did wait for such a long time, but they were only 5-6cm big when I bought them, have to wait until they are mature.

    I did add the smaller size cave into it before they breed. And they seem to love the smaller size cave more than those previous ones.

    You know what, I think I might have the 2nd spawn real soon.

    Once again, thank you!:)
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    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Very cool! Great pics too.
  7. Lisachromis

    Lisachromis Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Sigh... my fav catfish, but I think they'll always be too expensive for me now. I wish I'd gotten them when they were coming in wild.

    Congrats though! It's a good thing you had the patience to spawn them. :)
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    bigbird Member 5 Year Member

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    well done, congratulations and they are just stunning nice fish.
    cheers jk :biggrin:
  9. Rolo

    Rolo Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Ha... this sounds very logical! :rolleyes:

    Yes, but they are still growing... and then the small ones won't fit any longer.

    [Kidding ON]
    But anyway, it's not just a matter of size. These are the best caves of the world, so they will breed in any size. We built some viagra into them. ;-)
    [Kidding OFF]

    For sure! ...if they did it once, they will do it again.

    regards & good luck,
    Rolo
  10. awth

    awth Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Rolo, hahahahahaha, sure~, they are the best cave in the world~! Hahahaha....... you know what, 2nd spawn in progress. :biggrin:


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    qyWlTlD New Member 5 Year Member

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    rafael Member 5 Year Member

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    Congratulations Alan! :eek:

    It's very exciting ever to see photos of the reproduction of Hypancistrus zebra. And more photos please. :wink: