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Re: NFC: Rainbow Shiner Help Needed!!!!

Virtually all Cyprinella species are crevice spawners
and lay their eggs between the cracks in rocks and
submerged twigs.  Red shiners ar more diversified than
other cyprinella species and are opportunistic
spawners and will even lay eggs over gravel.  I good
way to spawn red shiners is to lay a mop as is used by
killie people on top of the gravel or on a bare tank
bottom and the red shiners will spawn on there.  They
are extremely prolific and the spawining season lasts
a long time so females will lay eggs over an extended
period.  This ability to use a wider range of spawning
sites than other cyprinella is part of the reason why
redshiners are thought to crown out cyprinella species
when red shiners are introduced into a stream.


--- Ty <tyhall at mia_net> wrote:
> Is anyone familiar with the breeding habits of the
> Red Shiner? I have a
> male that is in full color, Tubercles and all, and
> he appears to be
> carrying something around in his mouth. Are these
> eggs or possibly fry??
> What should I do? I have him in a tank with several
> other Red Shiners,
> both male and female. Should I leave him alone or
> move him to another
> tank? There's not much cover in the tank for the fry
> to hide, if that's
> what they are. Any help is appreciated. I've never
> bred these fish
> before.
> Ty

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