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Wild Agassizii from central Peru spawn

kgazos

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Hello everyone!
my agassiziis spawned and I don’t know if the eggs are viable. Also the female is very little so I don’t know if she knows what to do, although she is wild caught. Should I separate her with her eggs from the other fish? I want as more fry as possible to survive. I have Nannostomus morthenhaleri and one pair of agassizii. Thank you in advance!
 

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Ben Rhau

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I would personally leave her alone for now. Moving her would be stressful and she might eat the eggs. If it doesn't work out the first time (or the first several times) she will eventually figure it out.
 

kgazos

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Thank you for your answer. The main problem is that the place she spawned is in the middle of the water column so they fry would be easily accessible by other fish. Do you think the eggs look viable? And they become free swimming in around 5-6 days?
 

Ben Rhau

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I don't have experience with N. morthenhaleri. They are reputed to be a bit more boisterous than other pencil fish, but pencils as a whole aren't nearly as predatory as tetras, for example.

Just wait it out and be patient. Once they figure it out, they will spawn constantly and you'll have more fry than you know what to do with.
 

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