Re: Ctenops nobilis breeding info
- You could try leaving a dark container (gray plastic pipe with
screen rubber-banded on one end?) in his favorite spot, then maybe
he'll move in and you can lift him out with no chasing.
--- In email@example.com, "Larry Tagrin"
> I did a quick check and got the following info:
> Breeding: Prior to breeding a small bubblenest is sometimes made
> male. The fish will breed near the surface, and the female willproduce an
> egg packet which is fertilized by the male. The female willcollect the
> eggs, and spit them out in front of the male, who will pick up theeggs.
> Mouthbrooding period around 11-14 days, after which 40-100 fry arespat out
> by the male. Fry are approximately 6 mm large, but should be fedwith
> infusoria for the first period.aggresive
> On 5/2/08, rarefins <rarefins@...> wrote:
> > I got a group of these last year from Mark. They are pretty
> > towards one another and my six are down to four in a 50breeder.They
> > have always looked skinny no matter how much I pump into them.They are
> > not as finicky as reported as food really isn't as much of anissue as
> > the aggression. A pair seems to have formed and one is holding.One has
> > a mouth that is BULGING and the other is defending a fairly largetrying to
> > territory. Dilema- how soon to stress the hell out them by
> > catch them out of the tangle of wood that they call home.Leaving the
> > holder in the tank is not an option that I care to chance. Doesanyone
> > know incubation times? Anyone know anything about them? Linke'sbook
> > didn't really help and my searches have not yielded much that Icould
> > use. Mike C.