This pair have been spawning almost non-stop since arriving here, and there are a large number of free-swimming fry present in the tank. I want to maintain this species long-term in my fish room, so the goal will be to get at least one F1 sibling pair from this group .
This pair have spawned several times since arriving here, and there are a large number of free-swimming fry present in the tank. This isn't a species I'm particularly interested in, and the only reason I have them, is because there was a mix-up and I got sent the wrong species. My intention is to find someone to take the breeding pair, and then as soon as the fry are at a size where I can sex them, they will be sold.
I have split this group into two separate tanks. One tank holds a small number of F1 juveniles and sub-adults, and the other tank holds the F0 breeding pair. My intention is to get more fry from the F0 pair as thus far, they have only produced a single male offspring, and I will obviously need more than this, if I want to maintain the species long-term.
There are a disproportionate number of males in this group. My F0 pair did manage to successfully spawn once or twice, but I doubt the fry survived. The intention will be to sell/give way the excess males, and to have two separate tanks, one holding the F0 pair, and the other holding an F1 sibling pair.
My F0 breeding pair still spawns occasionally. They have produced a very small number of fry/juveniles, and the majority of these seem to be female. I will be introducing the biggest F1 juvenile into a tank with my spare wild-caught male some time this week. The intention is to avoid my group from becoming too inbred, as I am likely one of the only people in Australia working with this species at present.
The only pair I have of this species eat their eggs, so it's doubtful that I am going to get any further fry from them. However, I do have nine fry from a pair that has since been sold, so I will certainly be attempting an F1 sibling cross if possible.
Sadly the female from the pair I received has shown no interest in the male, and since arriving, has been suffering from poor health. However, I have since paired the male up with one of my home-bred females, and so far things are looking good.
Sadly, I lost my F0 female to disease. Fortunately, I still have the F0 male, as well as a small number of F1 juveniles and sub-adults. I am having some difficulty in sexing this group, but if there are any females, I will be using them to cross back onto my F0 male as soon as I have space for another tank.
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Two of my pairs spawn sporadically, and there are fry present in all three tanks. The biggest of the fry are starting to colour up, and as I only want to retain an F1 sibling pair from each tank, I will be starting to sell off the excess males and females as soon as they become sexable.
This pair still spawns on occasion. They have managed to produce a small number of fry/juveniles. Unfortunately, most/all of these fish look to be male, and aggression is becoming an issue. This week, I will be separating the breeding pair out into another tank so as to give any fry they produce, a better chance at survival.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.