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Hi new to the forums,

I got a pair of this 4month ago from my LFS, and the female has spawned about 3 times.
She first moves some 2 to 3" pebbles to specific spot in the tank, then she covers the eggs with some of the substrate a "2/12 mesh sand" not fully just sprinkles them then she fans them
Is this normal? I cant find much information about them

then in a 3 day period they turn white and disappear.

I believe they where fairly young when i got them about 1" 1/2 inches now they are about 3" maybe a bit more maybe they need more time to mature?

I also feed them brine shrimp,blood worms and spirulina is this a good diet for them?

any information on them would be greatly appreciated
 

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Josco said:
She first moves some 2 to 3" pebbles to specific spot in the tank, then she covers the eggs with some of the substrate a "2/12 mesh sand" not fully just sprinkles them then she fans the. Is this normal?
Hi Josco,

I took these videos last November in northern Uruguay. This is not the same population of G. gymnogenys (Rio Cuareim), but I figure their reproductive behavior is much the same.

Female with clutch
http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/e ... V06441.mp4
Pair with clutch
http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/e ... 230056.mp4
They would clear off a stone or leaf, spawn, then over a period of maybe 20 minutes the female covered the eggs with sand/dirt. The males usually left soon after that.

Ed
 

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Here are my young Labiatus Yerbalito spawning. Didnt last long as the Oblongum baby darts in for fresh sushi. Then the male gets pissed at the female. Ahhh young lovers


Yours are slightly different but similar. The male should be quite a bit larger than the female and much more colorful. Are you sure you have a pair?

....Bill
 
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