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Holding female?

Postby Tinng321 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:48 pm

Is this fishing holding eggs? Is this a red zebra?
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Re: Holding female?

Postby jcover » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:18 pm

Yes it is holding. It looks like a Chindogo saulosi female to me. Not a red zebra.
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Re: Holding female?

Postby ironspider » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:11 am

Definitely holding
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Re: Holding female?

Postby Tinng321 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:25 am

jcover wrote:Yes it is holding. It looks like a Chindogo saulosi female to me. Not a red zebra.

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Re: Holding female?

Postby Tinng321 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:26 am

ironspider wrote:Definitely holding

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Re: Holding female?

Postby willyg1631 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:54 am

looks like an Auratus beside your Chindogo saulosi. love the look of the Auratus but they seem to have a bad rep. How many do you have and any problems? Bill
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Re: Holding female?

Postby DJRansome » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:11 pm

Tinng321 has had a death in the tank which is being discussed now. Look for other threads on this.
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Re: Holding female?

Postby Tinng321 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:51 pm

willyg1631 wrote:looks like an Auratus beside your Chindogo saulosi. love the look of the Auratus but they seem to have a bad rep. How many do you have and any problems? Bill


I have about 6 or 7 Auratus. To be honest, they are not too bad. I have 1 demasoni now (2 died from sickness), 7 red zebras, 4 albino socolofi, 3 saulosi, 3 cobalt blue, 2 OB, 7 yellow labs, 2 ice blue, 3 small peacocks, 5 medium peacock, 1 medium hap, and 4 small haps. They get along pretty well. There is some aggression but very minimal.
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Re: Holding female?

Postby Tinng321 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:05 pm

willyg1631 wrote:looks like an Auratus beside your Chindogo saulosi. love the look of the Auratus but they seem to have a bad rep. How many do you have and any problems? Bill

Here are some photos. No problem so far. Hope it stays that way. I honestly think my demasoni died because my brother over fed them.
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Re: Holding female?

Postby DJRansome » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:37 pm

Overfeeding does not kill demasoni. IME they die from being harassed by tank mates and over time they become susceptible to stress related illnesses like bloat.
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Re: Holding female?

Postby Tinng321 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:27 pm

I have separated the holding female to a separate tank. When will she split out her young? Do I have to do water changes during the waiting period? If yes, how much and how often?
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Re: Holding female?

Postby DJRansome » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:34 pm

Females hold an average of 28 days. The holding tank should be just like the main tank with filtration, heat and weekly 50% water changes.
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Re: Holding female?

Postby willyg1631 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:23 am

Thanks for the reply Tinng321- sorry about the demasoni, nice you have some new life starting out. Tank is excellent and stand looks like quality furniture. Bill
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Re: Holding female?

Postby Tinng321 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:23 am

Is she still holding? I separated her to another tank a week ago and now it doesn’t look like she is holding anything.
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Re: Holding female?

Postby jcover » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:08 pm

to me it looks like she is still holding. You should be able to see the fry/eggs in the mouth if you look from the front.
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