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Old 06-16-2010, 12:36 PM   #1 
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I'm frusturated right now!!!

The breeders I have right now are like...

The male is ready to spawn- Flashes vivid colors, builds bubblenest, and "dances".

The female is ready to spawn- Nice round belly, shows breeding stripes, and is in the head-down position.

BUT THEY WON'T SPAWN!!!

Trust me, they are made for each other, but what annoys me is that the female has been in the male's tank for 2 WEEKS now and they still haven't spawned!!!

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME?!!!


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Old 06-16-2010, 12:42 PM   #2 
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Your breeding pet store fish right? Its possible they are just too old to breed.

Separate them,. re condition them for 2 weeks with live and frozen foods and try again.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:54 PM   #3 
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They're both 6 months old, and I have re-conditioned them before. I even switched males!!!

P.S- The male is young and lively

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Old 06-16-2010, 12:54 PM   #4 
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When I have problems like that-I remove them to separate containers and place them so that they can not see each other for 3 days and feed massive amounts of live foods, I like to use mosquito larva and guppy fry.
The separate container temp needs to be about 76F and spawning tank 80F, drop the pair in the tank at the same time, they will have a slight temp shock and this is okay.
Spawning should happen that morning or the next AM, feed mosquito larva that night if they had not spawned, wait an hour and turn the light off, feed mosquito larva the next Am and they should start to spawn, if not, continue this for at least 3 days.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:00 PM   #5 
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Alright, I appreciate all the info you've provided me with...thanks.

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Old 06-16-2010, 01:04 PM   #6 
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I need to back up...

Tell me about your spawning tank, size, heat, real or fake plants, how many, hiding places..etc......
A pic would be even better...
Would like to see you two have a successful spawn.....
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:26 PM   #7 
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Right now I have the breeders in a 10 gallon, but I have a 20 gallon for grown-outs.(You think that I could raise the entire spawning in the 10? Because i've heard people did it before). Both tanks are rectangular shaped with lots of surface area. I have the temp at a steady 80. I also have this big log which the female can hide in with tons of silk plants shooting out from its sides. The log is so big tht it takes up all the bottom region of the tank. I've got a big cave too. I'll try to get some pictures!!!
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