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Otopharynx tetrastigma

5 years 4 months ago #35709 by Iku1
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Thank you for advice. I see I just have to wait about 9 days. Long, long time.

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5 years 4 months ago #35708 by Iku1
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Thanks for nice article Jason. I didn't catch it before.

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5 years 4 months ago #35707 by cha523
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Iku,

Jasons advice is good. The reason I let the mother keep her brood a bit longer is because, I want the fry to be fully formed before I strip the fish. I think this is less stressful than pulling fish that have egg sacs and are at various stages of development. Remember that fish have been around for thousands of years and have pretty good natural survival instincts. Females usually spit prematurely if they are stressed by tank conditions and human intervention. The male knows that the female is holding and has another female in the tank to chase, if he is in the breeding phase. I think less is more in the case of stripping etc...No water changes, chasing and netting out other fishes etc. Again good luck.

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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #35705 by scubadiver
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Congrats on the Tetrastigma -

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5 years 4 months ago #35702 by Iku1
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Thanks for your advice. She already had eggs (first time) about month ago, and I did nothing, but after about 2 days she ate them. I hope it will not happen this time. Maybe I should take male and other female away?

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5 years 4 months ago #35701 by cha523
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Congrats on your spawn. Most mouthbrooding Haps are harem spawners who might mate with several males during their fertile years. I would leave the eggs and fry in the adult fish's mouth for at least 12 days then strip the female who carries the fry. These fry should be free swimmers and large enough to eat crushed flake although many like to offer bbs. These fish carry fry to term for about 3 weeks and when they release they usually find corners of the tank or if you have plants afloat, they swim into them. In other words several of these fish might survive if you do nothing and let the mother release them on her own. Stripping fish is a widespread practice however the female fish is usually unduly stressed by the process of stripping and being introduced to male attention before she is ready. If you can let the fish release her fry naturally or near the end of her term you will enable her to return to the mating pool when ready, thus increasing her willingness to mate again. Good luck with your spawn. BAP here we come.

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5 years 4 months ago #35699 by Iku1
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My O.tetrastigma (I have them from Jason - thanks again) have laid eggs. Since these are my first mouth brooders, I have few questions:
1. should I strip eggs and put to a tumbler ?
2. if in tumbler, should I leave it in the same tank or move and add methylene blue?
3. how long eggs hatch

Any other info would be appreciated.

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