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Chindongo salousi

Postby jcover » Wed May 19, 2021 12:09 am

Hi, what approximate size does Chindongo salousi start breeding at?
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Re: Chindongo salousi

Postby DJRansome » Wed May 19, 2021 9:09 am

Many mbuna can start spawning as small as 1.5" such as yellow labs and demasoni. I believe saulosi is among them.

That does not mean most labs-demasoni-saulosi will spawn at 1.5", it is at the earliest end of the range. If you have a spawn of 20 yellow labs you may have one female that will spawn at 1.5" and the other 9 may take longer.
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Re: Chindongo salousi

Postby Haplochromine guy » Wed May 19, 2021 4:26 pm

Yup, but I'd say that you'd get better success at 2 inches with these guys.
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Re: Chindongo salousi

Postby jcover » Thu May 20, 2021 9:48 pm

OK thanks guys, that's what I figured. Sounds like I'll start seeing some action soon enough. Any tips to trigger the mood?
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Re: Chindongo salousi

Postby SenorStrum » Fri May 21, 2021 11:08 am

I've found that they're later bloomers than others, but this could just be me.
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Re: Chindongo salousi

Postby noki » Sat May 22, 2021 11:37 am

If they are healthy and comfortable (not stressed) females will grow eggs and breed at around 2" and over. Females need to have eggs to drop to breed. The males are in the mood if they are alive.
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Re: Chindongo salousi

Postby jcover » Sat May 22, 2021 7:07 pm

Sounds like it should be anytime!
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