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Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby Paul B » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:16 pm

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These have given me regular spawns for the last 6 months but none of the females have carried for more than a few days. I do not feed this tank for this period.
I would like them to carry to term naturally and have a 4ft tank set aside and am desperate to save some of these.
Can anyone give me some pointers ........ PLEASE :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby cichlid crazy » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:21 pm

Thes are a lovely colony you have Paul, a mix of interesting colour morphs too - one question why do you stop feeding the tank when you have the females holding?

My thoughts are that if you stop feeding the tank then the females may think........... hang on there's no food around what are my fry going to have available to eat, how can I pretend to feed to stop anyone from noticing me brooding ................ or something along those lines only in fish language. :text-lol: :text-lol:
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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby Becca » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:28 pm

Thats a pretty feasible and good theory actually :text-lol:
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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby Paul B » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:57 pm

Hi,

I noticed early on that the females would try and come up for food and eventually end up swallowing the eggs to take food (?)
Since not feeding they have carried for longer but think i may have to put the brooding female into a tank of her own, but at what stage (day) would be best.
They are supposed to be exceptional mothers if only they would keep them long enough.

Caz are you thinking of the Neochromis omnicaeruleus group in the rio300 ?
The Chilotes were in the main tank in the living room.
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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby cichlid crazy » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:08 pm

Ah Paul yes I was thinking of the Neos my mistake :doh:

Maybe feed the laydees up a bit before they spawn so they aren't so hungry and hold longer - or you could move the male out after they spawn, best not moving akward brooders until after the eggs have hatched which is usually 5+ days on haps, once they have hatched they're less likely to spit them or eat them.
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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby Paul B » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:39 pm

:text-lol: the neo's are perfect mothers from day one. I have two brooding at the mo.

I have another female chilotes swollen with eggs and could possibly spawn at the weekend. The male doesnt hassle the girls at all so i will try and transport the female on day 5 into her own tank - without actually taking her out of the water !

Thanks for all your advice :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby Paul B » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:47 pm

:doh: just noticed i have posted in the wrong section !
Would have been better off in the lakes section. :angry-banghead:
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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby cichlid crazy » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:12 pm

No its not posted in the wrong section they're Vics and this is the Vic section. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby Becca » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:26 pm

Yeah sorry Caz i just moved it to this section- forgot to write a post after the fact :text-imsorry:

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Re: Paralabidochromis Chilotes Ruti Island

Postby cichlid crazy » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:32 pm

Ah that's OK Becca I just thought Paul was having a :text-blondmoment:
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