Prelude to spawning

Posted on: 2019/08/05

Categolized in: テフェ

It’s been about two weeks since I purchased the bitaeniata pair.

The male has become territorial and the female is getting injured.

I’ve added a little more seclusion.

I’m hoping that this decreases violence of the male.


In the photo below, the female was making contact with the male more tenaciously than usual.

Not long ago, she was flying around, so I wonder if this one is close to spawning.

I think it is easier to lay eggs when the pair is still small, when they have been purchased for a few months.

I think it’s because I can give them a lot of food for their size, they are middle of puberty.

The more mature pairs don’t spawn as often in our house.

Once the pH drops, ammonia will be neutralized, so you may be able to force the feeding to some extent. However, it has been tested that the pH does not drop without a large amount of feed, so it would be smoother to use ammonia-tolerant goldfish or the like for the launch.

The water is a little worse, so I’ll have to cut back on feedin today. I’ve got to remember that!

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