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at what size do leptosoma cypichromis start to breed. i have a group of seven adults 2-3 inches and they have shown no signs of breeding. the only signs are that the male spreads his fins to show off to the females. will they start breeding soon and if so what are some of the signs i should look out for?
 

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Males must be showing color. Mine started when the males were just over three inches and the females two inches.
 

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Hi,
I'm just a beginner when it comes to Tangs, but I think mine were breeding this morning! They are approximately 2 1/2" long. I did a water change last night and and all of the cyps were swimming back and forth across the tank very quickly. I thought I had stressed them out. This morning I was watching them and the male and a female were in the upper reaches of the center of the tank. She would go up to him and nuzzle his side and he would then turn and chase all the others away. Then he would kind of push on her side and she would quickly turn around and snatch at something in mid-water. Now I can pick her out from all the other females because her jaws look slightly bloated. Even my boyfriend could see the difference. What do you guys think?
 

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Hi,
I'm just a beginner when it comes to Tangs, but I think mine were breeding this morning! They are approximately 2 1/2" long. I did a water change last night and and all of the cyps were swimming back and forth across the tank very quickly. I thought I had stressed them out. This morning I was watching them and the male and a female were in the upper reaches of the center of the tank. She would go up to him and nuzzle his side and he would then turn and chase all the others away. Then he would kind of push on her side and she would quickly turn around and snatch at something in mid-water. Now I can pick her out from all the other females because her jaws look slightly bloated. Even my boyfriend could see the difference. What do you guys think?
 

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My cyps are still young too. I cant wait until they start to display and breed! So exciting! :D
 

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That sound like breeding - they don't do it on the bottom like other cichlids.
Mine have spawned 4 times since December with one failure. The other batches ranged from 4-6 fry. I think I only have three females.
For those that missed my post back then, here is my mother fish holding eggs, and later, fry.



 

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I put my fry back in at an inch and they were fine. No guaranties tho'.
 
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