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My 1st L46 spawn

awth

Member
5 Year Member
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:


Parents (Mother on top, Father on bottom):





1st day







3rd day


 

Rolo

Active Member
5 Year Member
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
 

awth

Member
5 Year Member
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
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!:)
 

Lisachromis

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
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. :)
 

Rolo

Active Member
5 Year Member
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.
Ha... this sounds very logical! :rolleyes:

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.
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]

You know what, I think I might have the 2nd spawn real soon.
For sure! ...if they did it once, they will do it again.

regards & good luck,
Rolo
 

awth

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


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
 

rafael

Member
5 Year Member
Congratulations Alan! :eek:

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