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My leptosoma bred a couple times, held for about 3 weeks and then the eggs/fry disapeared. They they just quit, the male quit showing good color and quit shaking. Is spawning seasonal, or could there be something going on. What typically works to trigger a spawn. Large water change? temperature change? Thanks
 

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What are your water parameters? GH, KH, PH, temp, NO3, Lack of color isn't a good thing, and something is causing it...?

Large water changes are a good start, fasting for a few days while leaving the lights off, then feeding a highly palatable food like mysis or brine shrimp usually works.
 

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It seems like temperature must have been the key. They would breed every summer and then shut down. I raised the temp in the tank this winter to 82 and have had spawning/recovery/spawning all winter long.
 

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what kind of cyps do u have? and quantity and male fem ratio?? i find they breed well in larger groups and alot of females in the group..

i usually only keep 2 males to 8 females in groups of 20 or more..

50% water changes weekly and alternate feeding schedules along w temp
fluxuations..they usually knock up 5-10 females @ a time..

water conditions perfect and they feed on a variety of pellts(mostly nls)
and fronen foods..

frozen brine
frozen spirolina brine
frozen mysis
frozen krill
frozen daphnia

freeze dried mysis
graze flake
 

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leptomosa, i have two males, 4 confirmed females and one smaller fish that i'm not sure about. I have three more juvies i would like to add, about an inch and a half but wasn't sure if they were big enough to survive with the others yet. and your right when they spawn all four females get pregnant at the same time.
 

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Thanks for reporting back, glad you found your problem. Just out of curiosity, what temp did your tank dip down to in the winter when they quit spawning?
 

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only 78 which i thought it was supposed to be at, gets too warm to control in the summer but that seems to be ideal for them
 
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