Red Zebra spawn!

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Nina_W created the topic: Red Zebra spawn!

I managed to catch them on video!


(Now I feel a bit like a peeping tom...)

Anyway, the male, Dainty, is the lighter one, the female, Bibble is darker orange.

This is the first time either of these two are spawning, which is wonderful.
Sadly, they were interrupted a few times, both by an overzealous Nina (wheeee!) and by Shep. Right at the end there you can see an egg being kicked up. Even the catfish are out waiting to pounce on some eggs (or maybe joining in? Let's hope).
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toni-a replied the topic: Re: Red Zebra spawn!

so you don't want to have fry ?? you leave them in the main tank ? or the parents are tough enough to protect their offspring ?
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Red Zebra spawn!

toni-a, once the fry are released from the mom's mouth, they tend to get eaten fairly quickly.
If I have a friend who wants them, or a shop who asked for them, I'll set up a tank for the mom and move her there, until she spits her fry, and then raise them there.

I have three actively breeding harems of mbuna, and one just starting up (the female in my profile pic would be the first of that group, she's just starting to show a rounded belly, which means soon she'll spawn). If I kept them all, it would mean dealing with 90 fry each month, every month (and more, some months two or more females of each group hold, and this will only increase as my last groups mature).

So I have my catfish to help eat little ones, and I let them spit in the tank. The other fish also help to eat them. Despite this, one or two always survive. So once every few months, I sell off the extra ones to a shop. Sometimes I let them grow up to replace older females or older males.
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toni-a replied the topic: Re: Red Zebra spawn!

Good to learn this about africans, I thought all cichlids were the same, seeing how my green terrors are protecting their eggs, I am sure they will protect them against any fish in the tank.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Red Zebra spawn!

nice job catching them in action nina.

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Red Zebra spawn!

cebosound wrote: nice job catching them in action nina.


thanks :)

I was lucky they decided to dig their pit right in front of the tank as well.
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Red Zebra spawn!

Nice job!

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