Breeding Heros libiferer

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Re: Breeding Heros libiferer

Postby eartheater3298 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:50 pm

Done the fry tank base, I can now see them okay.
meanwhile the parents are getting ready to spawn again
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Re: Breeding Heros libiferer

Postby eartheater3298 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:47 am

Theve spawned again, this time in the 10 ft tank, and on the edge of a massive piece of bogwood. I would say about 200 eggs, with a handful going white already. Ph 6.6. Temp 27 C dgh 3.
It's now 36 hours later, and the pair have picked up the fry, and are mouthbrooding them, fascinating fish.
I will observe them again, then write an IP on them
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Re: Breeding Heros libiferer

Postby eartheater3298 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:58 pm

Theve spawned again , only a couple of days after splitting them apart. Yesterday they became free swimming and look to number about 80. :lol:
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Re: Breeding Heros libiferer

Postby eartheater3298 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:00 am

Both sets of fry are doing well. The original spawn , numbering 25, now have the largest at 1 inch, they are still in the 48 inch tank, along with the pair of C.notopthalmus and the young pair of keyholes.
The second spawn are still with the parents,manda will be moved out this week, they number around 30, gradually been picked off by the other fish in there, but the parents are excellent, they really are
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Re: Breeding Heros libiferer

Postby eartheater3298 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:55 pm

It's now 12th Oct. I left the second batch of fry with the parents for too long, they got to around 1/2 inch t.t.l. but finally they started dissapearing down the throats of the C.sveni . All have now gone, but I can't believe it when I say the pair are getting ready to spawn again, they are quite amazing.
meanwhile, the original 25 fry from them, have now got to 2 inch s.l. I'm very chuffed with them, they have been moved to a 66 inch long tank , and continue to thrive.
I now feed them on Tetra prima, various types and they are good.
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Re: Breeding Heros libiferer

Postby eartheater3298 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:11 am

Well, it's now 9 months on from last writings. I've been going through a lot of turmoil, and the fish and everything suffered a bit.
However my pair of liberifer continue to thrive, over the last 9 months they have spawned roughly every 3 week, around 200 eggs at each attempt, they have a mouth full of youngsters at present. I also have a small group of 3 to provide a next generation. As soon as the 10ft tank gets moved I'll have them on their own. I love these fish
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