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My pair of CONS began their spawning ritual again, at the time they began courting/breeding the salinity was up to 1.006. I noticed the eggs when the salinity was 1.007, the eggs appear to be fertile, not white or coverred in fungus as of 1.008. I am going to raise it to 1.009 and stop at that, they should be hatching soon, if not already and I just don't see the fry yet. I'll let everyone know if the eggs hatched as soon as I see wigglers or free swimming babies. She has the eggs in a hollowed out spot in a piece of artificial driftwood, so I can't see them. The only reason I noticed them is because I removed all the deco to swap from a 20long to a 29gallon. I assumed she laid eggs because she hasn't moved from the wood for a while, I figured she was protecting eggs, and she was. Both parents still look great and eat like pigs. I'll post pics for proof. All salinity measurements were done with a refractometer too. There could very well be the possibilty of saltwater CONS in time through breeding in higher salinity water.