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Maingano Celibacy ;-)

Postby Smeagol » Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:36 pm

My yellow labs spawn (or at least they try to). My acei spawn like crazy. But my maingano don't spawn. I'm not necessarily saying that I want them to spawn, but I'm curious why they aren't. Do they have some special requirement that the others don't?
75g = Yellow-tail Acei, Yellow Labs, Maingano
20g Planted = Serpae Tetras, Lemon Tetra, Amano Shrimp
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Re: Maingano Celibacy ;-)

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:57 am

No special requirements. How old (big) are they? Are you sure you have one male and lots of females? IME fish that have been in the tank less then a year may just not be settled enough, despite your labs and acei.

FYI I had acei for years and they never spawned for me.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Maingano Celibacy ;-)

Postby Smeagol » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:40 pm

Yeah, that's tricky. I'm not exactly sure what my maingano m:f mix is. There are 2 that look like males to me, but I could be wrong. The funny thing is, these two "males" seem to get along just fine. They actually hang out close to each other with practically no aggression between them. But when the "females" come near, the "males" give chase (very briefly). It's difficult to measure them, but I'd say the "males" are nearing 3 inches, while the "females" are about a half inch smaller and less stout.
75g = Yellow-tail Acei, Yellow Labs, Maingano
20g Planted = Serpae Tetras, Lemon Tetra, Amano Shrimp
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