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water temp for breeding JD's ??

Postby swamptrout » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:43 pm

What is the best temp for breeding JD's ??
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Postby gage » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:09 am

there is no real best temp, as temp fluctuates. keep it between 78 and 82 and you will be fine.
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Postby CiChLiD LoVeR128 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:10 am

there is no real best temp, as temp fluctuates.

Sure there is the best temp is higher than 68! :lol: :thumb:

But I agree with gage as long as it's between 78-82 your good!
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Postby Japtastic » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:15 pm

Mine have bred whatever the temp!
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Postby Toby_H » Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:06 pm

gage wrote:there is no real best temp, as temp fluctuates. keep it between 78 and 82 and you will be fine.


I've had the best luck with 80~81 but if both Dempseys are mature a degree or two either way won't discourage them...

I've also talked to Dempsey breeders that say they have the best luck with 77~78...

After a water change refilling with water that is a few *F cooler than the tank water will sometimes trigger spawning... I've also found if the water temp drops 1~2 *F over night this helps trigger spawning (although I have not toyed with long term effects of this, my concern is it tricks the female into thinking it's fall and this is her last chance to spawn for the season, which may not be good if I want her to continue spawning. But everything within the parenthesis is only my speculation).
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