Bolivian rams breeding

Chris Tinker

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looking for advice.

I am not actively looking to breed so not worried about the babies, just concerned the fish may get tired from defending their new territory and babies.

Woke up this morning to see a pit made, two bolivians spending time there, and now eggs hehe.

Just excited and dont want the fish to get tired and potentially die from this.
 

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Chris Tinker

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Hi all, Congratulations, what other fish are in the tank?

cheers Darrel
Excellent question i have 6 bolivian rams.

4 angel fish

6 rummy nose

6 fish i have forgotten the name off. They hide all day and sift the sand, kensi ...

300 litre tank.
 

alto

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A full tank shot would be helpful :)
Usually if breeding fish are unable to successfully defend their spawning site, they will just eat the eggs/wigglers, so it’s unlikely fish will exhaust themselves (though once actively breeding, fish will often continue spawning attempts so good quality food is recommended - conversely if you limit food, you may be able to discourage breeding attempts)

From the photo, it looks like a small spawn (or someone’s already managed to remove eggs)

6 fish i have forgotten the name off. They hide all day and sift the sand, kensi ...
Corydoras kanei? (re your journal)
https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=483
 

Chris Tinker

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A full tank shot would be helpful :)
Usually if breeding fish are unable to successfully defend their spawning site, they will just eat the eggs/wigglers, so it’s unlikely fish will exhaust themselves (though once actively breeding, fish will often continue spawning attempts so good quality food is recommended - conversely if you limit food, you may be able to discourage breeding attempts)

From the photo, it looks like a small spawn (or someone’s already managed to remove eggs)


Corydoras kanei? (re your journal)
https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=483
Thats the one lol thank you for knowing my fish ;)
 

Chris Tinker

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A full tank shot would be helpful :)
Usually if breeding fish are unable to successfully defend their spawning site, they will just eat the eggs/wigglers, so it’s unlikely fish will exhaust themselves (though once actively breeding, fish will often continue spawning attempts so good quality food is recommended - conversely if you limit food, you may be able to discourage breeding attempts)

From the photo, it looks like a small spawn (or someone’s already managed to remove eggs)


Corydoras kanei? (re your journal)
https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=483
I will take a full tank shot.

They have done it in a small area undercover....:)
 

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Hi all,
after a few spawns they normally get the hang of it
They do.

It may be because of the potential predatory fish in the tank, if the mother "decides" that fry are unlikely to survive she will "recycle" the protein rather than lose it to another fish.

cheers Darrel
 

Chris Tinker

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Wellllllll

Seen eggs 3 times, stopped worrying about fish or not... but but but but loook!

Proud mummy and daddy..

So cute they suck up stray babies and put them back 😍
 

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