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Breeding multi's

Postby Sparky_spark » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi everyone..
I am just starting out with my multi's and really need help.I have 10 in a 55g they eat well and don't look stressed but will not breed.I thought they were easy to reproduce any tips will be very appreciative
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:06 pm

multipunctatus? multifasciatus?

How long have you had them?

What else is in with them?
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby Sparky_spark » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:26 pm

I had them about2 months ..and there is nothing else in with them
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby DJRansome » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:29 pm

Shellies or Synodontis? Multi's could mean either.
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby Sparky_spark » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:50 pm

Ok sorry this site is also new to me shellies
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby kentc64 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:42 pm

My best luck was buying shells and covering the bottom fairly densely. They are territorial and I found once they paired off the breeding started.

The only other suggestion is regular water changes.
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby DJRansome » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:46 pm

How long have you had them. It can take a long time for new fish/new tank to settle in and breed. Even a year.

Are they old enough?
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75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
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33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby Fogelhund » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:15 pm

They've had them for two months, which is still a short time, especially if they are a young fish. They aren't hard to breed, but will only do so where they are ready. Good water, regular water changes, good food, and some frozen brine shrimp a couple of times a week. In time, they will breed, don't worry. I've got a small group in a 20... they had been in a 135 gallon before that, and they just bred for the first time in the new tank, after regularly breeding in the tank a foot away for a year. They were in the new tank three months before any breeding.
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby Sparky_spark » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:06 pm

Ok.. Thanks they are still small..but I do give them frozen brim and crushed pillets
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby Sparky_spark » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:52 pm

I also have a 120g I will begin to set up and will appreciate feedback on. What do you guys think about the mixture of crushed coil and caribsea African cichlid mix for substrate. All response will be very helpful
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby DJRansome » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:49 pm

I don't like the look of either of those, and it seems they don't raise pH or help cycle as advertised. I would go with pool filter sand...20 grain.
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75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby Sparky_spark » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:31 pm

Ok Thanks..it says it supose to raise the ph naturally how do you raise yours and keep it level..
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Re: Breeding multi's

Postby DJRansome » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:34 pm

My pH is high enough and stable without additives. What are your test results for pH and KH?

You may not need to add chemicals, but if you do, there is a recipe for buffer in the Cichlid-forum Library, Water Chemistry section.
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75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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