Green Terrors breeding

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so i bought a pair of GT's last month after not having any big cichlid (apart from discus) and well here's the result:



right now the female seems to be the only one to come near the eggs, male isn't allowed to come near even tho he's 3x the size of the female
She also seems to be very busy digging a hole under one of the rocks in preparation of the hatching of the eggs.

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tehmole replied the topic: Green Terrors breeding

that's pretty awesome ... congrats .. where's the parents? (Pics)

i'm thinking of doing a breeding project....but.....no room ........
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Green Terrors breeding

this is a pic of daddy chasing after mommy before they started on the egglaying


they both get a mixture of pellets, discus granulat and spirulina flakes throughout the day in small portions.

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gorgoroth replied the topic: Green Terrors breeding

eggs have turned into wrigglers, mommy keeps busy by moving them around and guarding them 24/7.
i'm planning on putting them in a used tank i just acquired measuring 5' x 2' 2" x 2'
perhaps add something else to the tank, but haven't really thought about what else i could put in there but it would have to be able to co-exist with a GT couple that spawns regularly.

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Rocksor replied the topic: Green Terrors breeding

Try schooling fish if you don't mind the fry getting eaten. Another cichlid is bad mojo, IMHO.
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Green Terrors breeding

given the size of the tank i was thinking of an arowana, but it would become way too small in the long run. i know other cichlids would be a gamble anyway. I might be able to get a black ghost knife fish from a mate and 6-7 clown loaches.

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gorgoroth replied the topic: Green Terrors breeding

wrigglers turned into freeswimming fishies, split them up 50/50, half stay with their parents and half are in a growout tank. going to see which group does best and has the highest survival rate. both tanks will be getting 25% WC twice a day.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Green Terrors breeding

wow good news mate, well done.

Haku, I knew your were good.
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Green Terrors breeding

Yeah that's great. How are they making out? I love green terrors.

Go do a water change - the solution to pollution is dilution.
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