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Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby monisaab » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:01 pm

Can I separate a pair of Cryptoheros Nanoluteus and put them in a 10G to try and breed them???
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby Fogelhund » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:12 pm

The tank is far too small to provide any refuge should there be any pairing issues. You would really want a 30" long tank or bigger, to ensure the safety of each.
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby monisaab » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:16 pm

ok... thanks Fogelhund...

I asked coz I have bred cons in a 10G and I thought these (Cryptoheros Nanoluteus) are milder then cons so would not have any real aggression issues with these...
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10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby CjCichlid » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:03 am

I would have to agree... I'd suggest a 20gal as the minimum.
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby monisaab » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:19 pm

OK... Can't disagree with the experts so it will be 20 or bigger...
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby Chromedome52 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:23 pm

For a young pair, a 10 is more than adequate. This species does not need a lot of space. I had them breed in a 10 with another pair and an extra male in the tank, and they did not have any problems. They are a very mild mannered species. However, as they grow, then yes, more space would be required, but even as fully grown adults, a 24" (15 or 20high)tank is plenty. Few people have actual experience with this species, which is a shame.

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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby Chromedome52 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:35 pm

Thought I'd add some incentive, images of my pair.

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Female in full regalia.
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Female with her first batch of wigglers.
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby monisaab » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:33 pm

thnks ChromeDome52...

They'll be going in the 10 G today...

Will keep you all posted...

Thanks again everyone for your inputs...
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby monisaab » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:14 am

A few pics of the pair... not as nice pics as Chromedome's pics though... looks as if I'll have to buy a DSLR and stop using my cell for the pics...

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10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby monisaab » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:26 pm

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30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby Azedenkae » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:05 pm

Yeah if they're a young pair, and they're already paired/are not very aggressive, you can do it easily in a 10G. In fact ime it's better because they'll have less choices of breeding spots and so they'll settle for one faster. But it really is best if they're an established pair. This must be assuming they're only there to breed, and they're small enough! Putting a pair of large fish in a small tank for an extended period of time is just wrong!

Although given that they're C. nanoluteus, size doesn't really matter that much in this case. XD
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby monisaab » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:11 am

they've settled down well in the tank and the female is now displaying an intense yellow color with dark nose and ear part on the head...

as for settling they have shown no interest whatsoever in the 2 pots that were in the tank and instead have settled under a rock...
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10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby Azedenkae » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:00 am

That's okay. XD It takes some time to decide. My pair of cichlids that breed in the 10g dug all over before settling for a flat rock after I removed the pots (after I realized I should not have them).
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby Chromedome52 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:32 pm

I thought I had mentioned somewhere that the females like tight spots for the eggs. The wigglers in the flowerpot were moved there after they hatched, she actually spawned under a 3" wide by 1.5" high piece of broken flowerpot base, and she piled up gravel at the opening as well. The extra flowerpots will give them places to move the wigglers around and keep them well protected.

Watch for her staying under the rock all the time, from the color description she should be really close to spawning. Good luck!
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Re: Cryptoheros Nanoluteus Breeding...

Postby monisaab » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:40 pm

Yes they are under a rock that had fallen when I was transferring them to the tank... its one side is on a small piece of driftwood and is only over an inch high...

keeping my fingers crossed...
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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