Awesome! So are these guys kinda like JD's in terms of they can be difficult to get to pair up and spawn initially - but once established they breed like clockwork? Did you have her with another male before or is this the 2nd time this pair has hooked up?
They are like JD's as far as personality. Like being skitish and such. But they are VERY easy to spawn!! The Male will pair off with any ready and available Female. They will spawn around the 2 1/2 to 3 in mark. I bred this Female with my other Male (currently at my girlfriends) but I sperated them so the eggs wouldn't be fertalized because I had enough fry as it was and it was during my aquarium problems. I added the Female in the 55 gal with the Male you see (was paired off to this Female until she died which was the start of my tank problems)
This was the Female he WAS paired off and the Female I first got!
I had the Female that is in the pic and video in the 55 for about 3 weeks. I have had her for about a month and a half or so. Really all you need to do when breeding Salvini is have 1 male and 3-4 female. That is the best ratio that way he can choose and when he does you can hang onto 2 of the best incase if things happen to the paired off female. They are like any CA when breeding. They are not hard at all!
Finally, does your LFS want to take a bunch of those babies off your hands? Salvini are rare enough up here where I live that you could probably build up some store credit with all the fry... Which is always a bonus!
Yes, as a matter of fact all of my LFS's said they would gladly take them! And even if they didn't it wouldn't stop me from breeding them! They are truely AMAZING cichlids! Salvini, Sajica, and Texas cichlids are my top favorite cichlids and they are tied for first! Salvini around here aren't rare as I have 3 LFS's that CAN get them in but they aren't common. When you can get a hold of them around here you basically should take quick action to get them because they go fast!! And it usually takes a couple months before you see them again!