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Baby Lamprologus ocellatus

Postby Leon » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:59 pm

Afternoon all..

Well they eventually bred again and due to only having a breeding pair of Bristle Nose in the tank they also survived!

Strange thing is the male seemed to look after them and chase the female (she kept about 2 in her shell) but then yesterday the male was not bothering her but she seemed to be trying to eat the babies! I promptly took her and her shell out and put her in another tank. I think she may have a fresh batch in the shell and this would explain her bahavior?

The Male is still looking after them :tu:

Here is a short video of them



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Re: Baby Lamprologus ocellatus

Postby Clare » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:03 pm

I have fixed the link for the video for you.

That is a great little video, they are lovely fish. I have never kept these but I have been told their behaviour is the best for shell dwellers if thats what your looking for. :tu:
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Re: Baby Lamprologus ocellatus

Postby Leon » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:00 pm

cheers for fixing the link...

I have wanted to breed them for a while, I setup a small 30" tank just an experiment really, I just hope they survive without the female around.

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Re: Baby Lamprologus ocellatus

Postby Clare » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:57 pm

They should do. :tu:
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Re: Baby Lamprologus ocellatus

Postby ant » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:51 pm

Oh lovely..
Well done nice fish....
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Re: Baby Lamprologus ocellatus

Postby Leon » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:40 pm

I moved her back.. male tried pulling her out of her shell with her tail! .... so.. I put her back in the other tank and removed the malawi fry that were showing an interest in the shell (just about 50 baby bristle nose plecs in that tank which dont harm any fry).

The next day I now have another 15-20 fry swimming around the shell! So I have the male in one tank with a batch and the female in another with the second batch. I suppose when they all grow up I can put them together and re arrange the tank when hopefully the pair will fine together again.
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Re: Baby Lamprologus ocellatus

Postby Cookie_uk » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:26 pm

Nice vid
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