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ever since i moved the 3rd oscar from my tank, my couple doesn't seem to care much about laying eggs anymore, even tho water conditions have gotten better (30-40ppm nitrates to 15-20ppm) also there aren't any fish in the tank that could threaten the eggs but still they don't seem fussed about an offspring anymore...

anyone know of cases where a couple gets "devorced"?

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toni-a replied the topic: Re: no more eggs

First logic explanation that comes to mind: you could have removed the female ?
Is it hot where you live ? temperature drop now (end of setember) could well be the cause if so
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Re: no more eggs

the couple is still in there, i've watched them lay/care for eggs before.
as for temperature, this behaviour has been going for the last month or so, and last month was pretty hot.

the only thing i can think of is that they feel lonely, just the 2 of them and my pleco...

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: no more eggs

or it could be as simple as you changed something, and it will take them a good long while to feel settled again afterwards.
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Re: no more eggs

that could very well be the reason, they used to have 7 tankmates, now only 2. i also redecorated the tank a bit so they can better set up a territory.

i do plan on bringing my 5 silverdollars to the big tank in a few weeks. my raphs are growing way too slow so they'll be ready in a year minimum before i can move them to the big tank.

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: no more eggs

give them time :)

It sounds like you're on your way to a spectacular tank, though. Is that your final plan? Oscars, pleco, raphael catfish and silver dollars?
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Re: no more eggs

yes, and once i get a big enough tank, perhaps a nice silver arowana too, well if he wouldn't eat the raphs that is, need to do more research on that part before it happens.

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