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Re: [Killietalk] Spontaneous egg release/ Spawning triggers?
They're just telling you they are egg laden and ready to spawn. When
collecting Nothos in the field it is common for the females to release
eggs spontaneously. It is one of the reasons we have to change water in
the bags. The decaying eggs foul the water.
Barry J. Cooper
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Andrew Roberts wrote:
I've been conditioning some Fp. gardneri for spawning. I picked two
females and placed them in a 5 gallon tank with some najas and a box
filter. I picked a male and put him in a separate 5 gallon tank.
Both tanks are adjacent to each other, and there is no visual divider
blocking the fish from viewing each other.
The fish were fed heavily with live and frozen foods for a week.
They received 30-50% water changes daily. Last night, I noticed that
one of the females was spontaneously releasing eggs. There were
approximately 6 eggs, and some whitish strands of material connected
them. The fish swam around for a few moments with these eggs still
attached. Eventually, they just fell to the tank bottom. Strange, I
thought. I wonder why these eggs were released with no male present?
Is the sight of the male in the tank next door a trigger?
The other female was looking plump, so I added her to the spawn tank.
The fish were spawning in the mops in about 30 seconds.
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