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Discussion in 'Husbandry / Breeding' started by GlamCrab, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab New Member

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    My apistogramma macmasteri pair spawned (again) this time i knew what to do and the fry are almost all alive! I lost a few but i guess thats how things go sometimes.
    The mother is great and is watching her fry carefully.
    The fry are getting a variety of food-
    Now im simply wondering. What is the next step? The mother will have to be removed eventually but when do i know its the time ? (She will just go back to the main tank)
    The female started exploring a cave but she ls still very interested in her current fry and they still follow her around.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    It's basically up to you if it's only the female and her fry. I have a female A. wolli still with 8 month old offspring that are sexing out, and a female A. sp. (cf. luelingi) Cristal with 3 month old juveniles. As long as she is not driving them away, then they can stay together until someone wants to start breeding.
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  3. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab New Member

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    Thank you!
    Its only the female and fry since she would not let the male anywhere near her fry. She charged him.
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    With my pair of agassizzii after about 3-4 months they went from staying around her to hiding and her darting at them in attack. At this point i removed her as she was attempting to get late night snacks.
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