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Old 03-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #101 
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All pairs will hopefully spawn/finish spawning tonight.

The gold/platinum male and marble female spawned earlier! I just removed her.

These spawns are going slow but perfectly! The fish are gentle (even in the tiny bowl I have the imbellis and green PK female in... she has two rips! Not bad for no real hiding places!) and the males are doing great jobs so far.

The tubs are now at 92F (yikes!). I turned the space heaters down a notch to keep it from getting too much hotter.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #102 
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I'm really looking forward to seeing how the fry turn out
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #103 
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So the white male at the eggs... reconditioning and trying again in two weeks. If the few in the nest make it....
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #104 
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Hey, I've always wondered.

What if you had the the pair spawn and another male from another spawn (that had their own spawn already) and put him in with the eggs even though they were fertilized by the male to begin with...he continues to take care of the eggs, will they have his genes meaning with they be fertilized by the second male added and as if it were that you bred male 2 to the female #1?

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Old 03-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #105 
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Hey, I've always wondered.

What if you had the the pair spawn and another male from another spawn (that had their own spawn already) and put him in with the eggs even though they were fertilized by the male to begin with...he continues to take care of the eggs, will they have his genes meaning with they be fertilized by the second male added and as if it were that you bred male 2 to the female #1?

I hope you understand
No. Once it's fertilized, the eggs harden so sperm (can I type that word here? ) can't penetrate it. Also, the second male would have no brood instinct toward the nest, I presume, and either eat the eggs as they'd be potential competition to his genetics, or simply ignore it.

I have heard it suggested dropping abandoned eggs into another male's nest, but moving the male would likely not help.

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I thought about putting them in the platinum nest but they're too similar and I'm afraid I won't be able to tell them apart later...
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I thought about putting them in the platinum nest but they're too similar and I'm afraid I won't be able to tell them apart later...
Hopefully at least some will pull through for you
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So... I took "Mr #1 idiot breeder's" advice and removed the male. Hopefully he was right about that -_- The eggs seem secure so I've done all I can do.
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No. Once it's fertilized, the eggs harden so sperm (can I type that word here? ) can't penetrate it. Also, the second male would have no brood instinct toward the nest, I presume, and either eat the eggs as they'd be potential competition to his genetics, or simply ignore it.

I have heard it suggested dropping abandoned eggs into another male's nest, but moving the male would likely not help.
I see. Also I'm sure you can say that here. It's not like your being immature.
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So... I took "Mr #1 idiot breeder's" advice and removed the male. Hopefully he was right about that -_- The eggs seem secure so I've done all I can do.
I'm sure it'll be fine. Plenty of people don't let the male tend the nest and still get fry.
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