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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:54 am

Here are some pics of the new tank taken y'day afternoon.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/109mwt1aNmh1O6-ekoGVUgGefY54IL0nE?usp=sharing
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:57 am

Below is the link for the small video I have done ... pardon me for the quality, I will eventually do another video with my Digital SLR camera.

https://youtu.be/fOjsVpv_ZT4
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:14 am

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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:14 am

Folks,
This is the current layout (pic) of my multi's tank & how the real estate has been occupied by the respective multi's.

Marked area occupied by ...
1) Single male
2) Male & a female (pair)
3) Male & a female (pair)
4) Male & a female (pair)
5) Single male
6) Single male

My thought process
- I would want to remove 3 males.
- Introduce 3 or 4 females

So the ration can become 1:2 females. Any suggestions/opinions/thoughts are most welcome.
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:01 am

Nice layout!
IME, the extra males quarrel with eachother and any pairs. Not detrimental and entertaining. With 3 pairs in the tank now, you'll likely have plenty of fry growing up in the next few months. If you can reliably get more females, go for it. I'd predict that some of the extra females will associate with a male who already has a girl, as the males will claim as many females as he can. Basically... just don't assume that 3 more females will pair up with your single males.
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby DJRansome » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:03 am

Why are the single males being chased to the surface? Why not just wait for the fry to populate the tank and THEN remove males as required?
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:53 am

Iggy Newcastle wrote:Nice layout!

Thanks !!

Iggy Newcastle wrote:With 3 pairs in the tank now, you'll likely have plenty of fry growing up in the next few months.

Hopefully I want to see some young ones.

Iggy Newcastle wrote:If you can reliably get more females, go for it. I'd predict that some of the extra females will associate with a male who already has a girl, as the males will claim as many females as he can. Basically... just don't assume that 3 more females will pair up with your single males.

Exactly can't assume that the females will go with the bachelors !! Am getting 4 new females, at the same time I will remove 3 males out of tank before I introduce the females.
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:54 pm

Hi Folks,
Thanks for the suggestion. I introduced 6 females this afternoon from a new batch, This is how they have paired.
- Male #1 - paired with 1 female
- Male #5 - paired with 3 females ;D
- Male #6 - paired with 1 female
- Male #2 - paired with 1 female (though he had one adult female with him previously)

I will observe them for couple days & I will post my update accordingly.

One more thing I observed is ... all the new females who have paired with the males keep exposing their bottom of their belly to the male when he comes towards them. What does this trait signify ??
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby noddy » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:55 pm

I wouldn't be to concerned about trying to get even numbers of m/f. They are not pairing fish but harem breeders.
Believe me, in a few months time there will be hundreds of them.
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:42 pm

Folks,
Find the attached video link where you can see the new females trait where they show their belly bottom when the dominant males comes towards them.

"New batch of multi's (female's) trait/actions"

https://youtu.be/7s8yUEDfgcE
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:46 pm

noddy wrote:I wouldn't be to concerned about trying to get even numbers of m/f. They are not pairing fish but harem breeders.
Believe me, in a few months time there will be hundreds of them.


Hi Noddy thanks for the reply. I agree that they don't pair, but what I meant was these new females are in these respective territory.
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:09 am

Hi All,
Have a new problem in my tank, one of my smaller female multi has some sort of infection. Can anyone throw some light on this. I have attached a picture.

Past 4 days I hardly used to see her out of the shell during day, she only used to be out in the evening and during feeding time. Today morning during feeding time I observed this problem. Help me out.

Help appreciated in advance !!
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:20 pm

Tough to tell. Cannot really see anything. Can you describe it in any way?
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby rockarolla70 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:18 am

Iggy Newcastle wrote:Tough to tell. Cannot really see anything. Can you describe it in any way?


I was told it was some fungal infection, before I could start the treatment with API Pimafix, the fish gave up.
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Re: “Multifasciatus” specific tank in progress !!

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:51 pm

Anything further on this?
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