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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:08 pm

Two of the Julidochromis marleri have paired up ... and spawned.

Just noticed the fry tonight hiding under a rock tonight ... they are around 1/4" to 3/8" long or so ...
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:47 am

Congrats wyran. Lots of spawning going on, for sure.

I found some Yellow Labs, but it was either too few or I just didn't like them. Kinda tough looking through a bag sometimes.

Over the past week or so...
More Julidiochromis Marlieri 'Gombe'
Multies x 2
S. Fryeri 'Iceburg'
C. Zebroides 'Cobwe' x 3
Metriaclima Chrysomallos
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:29 pm

Iggy Newcastle wrote:Congrats wyran. Lots of spawning going on, for sure.


Yeah ... my water changes might have something to do with it ... replacement water is never heated beyond room temp.

Iggy Newcastle wrote:I found some Yellow Labs, but it was either too few or I just didn't like them. Kinda tough looking through a bag sometimes.


Yup.

I got the two holding Yellow Labs moved down into the 10G yesterday, where I have the juvies I bought awhile back ... so hopefully I'll be able to salvage enough fry for BAP at some point.

Having the two adults in there, made a huge difference in the juveniles' behavior ... they are actually out and swimming around the tank, rather than just hovering by the heater all the time.

Iggy Newcastle wrote:Over the past week or so...
More Julidiochromis Marlieri 'Gombe'
Multies x 2
S. Fryeri 'Iceburg'
C. Zebroides 'Cobwe' x 3
Metriaclima Chrysomallos


Awesome ... :thumb:
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:35 pm

Spotted a newly-spit Yellow Lab fry venturing across the bottom of the 10G a few minutes ago ... :thumb:

Also - S. fryeri x 1 :D :

S. fryeri spawn.jpg
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:47 pm

Had a couple of decent-sized (2"+) BNPs that I moved into that 20G Long tank mentioned above that the J. marleri are in.

They have now spawned ... in the area behind the matten filter.

The BNPs from the early February spawn are now 1 1/4"+ ... and the ones from the March spawn are 3/4"+ ...
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:43 pm

Nice wyran. I have not had a BNP spawn that I know of in a long time. Should dedicate a tank to them.

S. Fryeri 'Iceburg'
L. Hongi x 3
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:58 pm

Iggy Newcastle wrote:Nice wyran. I have not had a BNP spawn that I know of in a long time. Should dedicate a tank to them.

Yeah ... if they are in with other fish, the eggs may well get eaten.

Iggy Newcastle wrote:S. Fryeri 'Iceburg'
L. Hongi x 3

Nice ... :thumb:
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:38 pm

I keep a pair with cichlid fry. I've had them spawn with adult cichlids as well, but you're right, the young usually get destroyed.
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby BlueSunshine » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:32 pm

This has been the spawning action in our tanks over the last month or so.
It's possible I left a few out, this is what I could remember off the top of my head. LOL!!! :fish:

2x Tropheus sp. "Red" (Kipimbi)
3x Pseudotropheus sualosi
2x Copadichromis borleyi "kadango"
3x Copadichromis sp. "kawanga No Spot" (Undu)
2x Dimidiochromis strigatus
8x Cyrtocara moorii
1x Exochochromis anagenys
1x Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania"
1x Sciaenochromis fryeri "Maleri Is."
5x Cynotilapia zebroides "Jalo Reef"
8x Cynotilapia sp. hara "Gallireya Reef"
3x Labidochromis caeruleus "lion's cove"
3x Pundamilia nyererei "Juma Island"
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:51 pm

Iggy Newcastle wrote:I keep a pair with cichlid fry. I've had them spawn with adult cichlids as well, but you're right, the young usually get destroyed.

Yup.

The most recent BNP spawn occurred behind a matten filter, right near the bottom opening of the lift tube.

Several clumps of eggs have gotten knocked off or otherwise come loose and have gotten blown out into the tank.

The julies apparently considered them a treat ... as all that left of those that got knocked off and blown out are empty white egg casings ... :D
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:54 pm

BlueSunshine wrote:This has been the spawning action in our tanks over the last month or so.
It's possible I left a few out, this is what I could remember off the top of my head. LOL!!! :fish:

2x Tropheus sp. "Red" (Kipimbi)
3x Pseudotropheus sualosi
2x Copadichromis borleyi "kadango"
3x Copadichromis sp. "kawanga No Spot" (Undu)
2x Dimidiochromis strigatus
8x Cyrtocara moorii
1x Exochochromis anagenys
1x Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania"
1x Sciaenochromis fryeri "Maleri Is."
5x Cynotilapia zebroides "Jalo Reef"
8x Cynotilapia sp. hara "Gallireya Reef"
3x Labidochromis caeruleus "lion's cove"
3x Pundamilia nyererei "Juma Island"


Awesome ... :thumb:

I am curious about the (number x) syntax you guys are using ... is that the number of females spawning ... or the number of fry eventually hatched ?
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:51 pm

Geez Blue... that's a lot

Wyran- number of females that have spawned.

Forgot to add P. Electra to my previous entry...
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 pm

Apparently the N. pulchers spawned again ... think it might have been on the backside of a piece of rock/coral.

Anyways, they are free-swimming at this point ... there's probably 25 or 30 all told, between the two spawns.
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:18 pm

Did a vacuum/clean up/pwc on the upstairs 10G tank a couple of days ago that holds my original pair of J. transcriptus.

I just noticed a couple minutes ago there's little green eggs all over the rubber suction cup for the sponge filter ... so they have spawned yet again ... :lol:

The tank already had probably 20+ fry in it, up to maybe 5/8" in length.

This pair has been quite prolific ... and have probably produced well over 100 fry at this point, over the last two years.
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Re: Who spawned in your tank today ?!!!!

Postby wryan » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:30 pm

Speaking of prolific, the original pair of BNP's have spawned again :thumb: :

BNP Spawn 4.jpg


This makes the 4th time ... at least that I know of ... with three of those times being in the last 2 1/2 months.
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