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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 12:56 pm Post subject: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Hello  Folks,
   My  4"  pair  of  GTs  have  started  breeding  Smile
 
 The  pair  were  in  the  main  tank  and  would  "shiver"  and  "dance"  when  with  each  other.  Separated  them  from  the  rest  and  gave  them  a  30  x  15  x  15  tank  with  an  aged  filter.
 Did  not   have  a  decent  flat  stone,  so  gave  them  a  porcelain  plate  flicked  from  my  Mom's  kitchen  cabinet  Chuckle  
 Fed  them  well  on  Beef  heart  and  some  freeze  dried  krill  that  I  got  from  a  recent  trip  and  wallah  within  a  couple  of  days,  came  home  to  the  female  guarding  the  eggs  neatly  layed  on  the  inverted  plate  Smile
 
 Here  are  a  few  pics  -
 The  male  
 
 
 Female
 
 
 Female  guarding  the  eggs
 
 
 Eggs  developing  with  the  eyes  showing  through  the  eggs
 
 
 Have  started  an  infusoria  culture  with  a  few  banana  and  mango  peels.  They  should  start  hatching  today  anytime   Thumbs Up  
 
 Any  tips  on  raising  the  fry  are  welcome  Smile
 
 Cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 1:00 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Congratts  dude...
 
   Keep  us  posted  on  your  fry  hatching  and  developments...
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 1:16 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Congrats  Hayath,
 All  the  best  and  great  pics.
 Rahulk  has  a  lot  of  experience  in  breeding  Green  terrors.
 Krishnamurthy  of  Govt.  Aquarium  could  help  get  you  some  of  the  live  little  critters  to  feed  the  fry.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 1:47 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Hello  Hayath,
   Thumb Up  
 Congrads!
 
         I  have  had  GT's  breed  every  month,  Initially  i  seperated  them  to  a  different  tank  but  all  perished(possibly  due  to  starvation),  the  next  time  i  left  them  with  their  parents  in  a  tank  with  frontosa  and  golden  severum,  around  20  of  them  survived  to  3/4  inch  after  which  i  seperated  them.
 
 Lot  of  them  survived  in  the  canister  filter  which  went  un-notices  for  a  month,  when  i  removed  them  they  were  1/2  inch.
 
 If  you  have  a  tank  with  lot  of  moss  and  algae,  these  fry  will  grow  rapidly.
 
 I  have  some  videos,  Will  try  to  post  them.
 
 let  me  know  if  can  be  of  any  more  help?
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:16 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Thanks  a  lot  Raghu,  Trevor  and  Rahul  for  all  the  help  mates  Thumb Up
 
 Shall  try  to  get  in  touch  with  Mr.  Krishnamurthy  Smile
 
    Would  the  infusoria  method  provide  enough  nutrition  or  Do  I  look  at  other  alternatives.
 
 Have  raised  Betta/Angel/Convict  fry  with  Infusoria  with  limited  success.
 
 Am  an  expert  at  growing  algae  Chuckle  (planted  tank  skills  Wink  ),  so  should  be  able  to  get  that  in  place  soon  in  a  separate  tank.
 
 At  what  stage  do  I  separate  the  fry  from  the  parents  ?
 
 Do  the  parents  manage  to  feed  the  fry  provided  with  Flakes  ?
 
 Thanks  for  all  your  help  Smile
 
 Really  appreciate  it.
 
 Cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:20 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Congratts  budy.   Clapping  Thumb Up   
 
 Keep  us  updated  on  fry  hatching  and  feeds.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 5:47 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 They  will  hatch  in  about  5  days,  they  will  be  in  the  wriggler  stage  for  2-3  day  depending  on  temperature,Will  not  eat  for  another  3  days  after  which  you  can  see  them  pecking  on  the  glass.
 At  this  point  you  need  to  give  them  infusoria  and  keep  the  water  very  very  clean,  change  water  everyday  if  possible.
 
 If  the  parents  are  the  only  other  fish  in  the  tank  you  can  keep  the  fry  with  the  parents  if  not  seperate  them  if  you  want  a  good  survival  rate.
 
 I  dont  think  the  parents  will  feed  the  fry,  they  take  them  out  to  different  places  in  the  tank  for  "grazing"  though.
 
 Lot  of  algae  in  the  tank  will  be  the  best  food  since  infusoria  multiply  well  in  algae  and  will  provide  a  constant  supply  of  food  for  the  fry.  I  had  3  feet  tank  full  of  algae  and  around  50  fry  flourished  without  feeding  for  20  days,  After  that  they  were  able  to  take  micropellets.
 
 
 I  had  almost  400-  500  fry  at  one  point  and  it  was  like  a  cloud  around  the  mother.  this  is  awesome  sitght.  
 ENJOY  Thumbs Up  
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 5:52 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 forgot  mention  that  its  very  easy  to  seperate  them  in  the  wriggler  stage  by  just  siphoning  them  out.
 Be  careful  since  the  mother  will  bite  and  pull  at  your  fingers  as  hard  as  she  can,  atleast  my  fish  did   Crying or Very sad  
 
 Did  you  notice  the  breeding  colours  ?  the  wedge  shaped  black  mark  on  the  female  terror's  jaw?
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:03 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 congrats  !!!  &   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 8:10 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Congrats  Hayath   Clapping   Clapping  
 
 
 
                                                 
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 Lot  of  them  survived  in  the  canister  filter  which  went  un-notices  for  a  month,  when  i  removed  them  they  were  1/2  inch.
                 

 
 This  is  amazing.  They  survived  in  a  filter!!!Surprised  Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:09 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Thanks  again  Rahul  Smile
 
 The  pair  are  all  by  themselves,  will  leave  the  fry  with  the  parents  Smile
 
 @the  breeding  colours,
    Could  see  the  colours  intensify  and  also  could  see  the  dark  mark  on  her  "jaw"
 Have  attached  a  pic  showing  the  dark  mark.
 
 Mating/parental  behaviour  with  cichlids  is  always  something  to  watch  in  awe.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:37 pm Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Hi  Hayath  
 
 Congrats!  Very  good  pictures.
 
 I  would  appreciate  if  you  could  forward  a  write  up/  or  provide  information  on  infusoria  culture  and  growing  algae  ...  
 
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 Can  raise  GT's  directly  on  small  daphnia...have  tried  that  and  have  got  100%  success...that  is,  almost  all  fries  survived.
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 Clapping     Thumbs Up     Thumb Up  Dude,  save  some  fry  for  me  too   Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:57 am Post subject: Re: GTs bred Smile Reply with quote

 Update,
    The  fry  have  hatched  and  are  wriggling  in  the  pits  dug  out  by  the  parents  in  the  sand.   Cheering  
 
 @Surya,
    Thanks  a  lot  mate  !
 For  infusoria,  have  found  the  following  very  helpful  Smile
 http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/information/common_foods.htm#Infusoria
 http://pabs92.org/first_food.htm
 
 For  algae,  all  you  would  have  to  do  is  place  the  container/tank  in  direct  sunlight  for  long  enough  amounts  of  time  and  algae  will  begin  to  take  hold.  You  could  then  scrape  off  the  algae  and  add  it  to  your  fry  tank  Smile
 
 Cokeamod,  thanks  mate,  shall  see  if  I  can  lay  my  hands  on  some  Daphnia
 
 @Ravi,  sure  thing  mate,  once  they  are  upto  a  decent  size,  you  may  take  as  many  as  you  want  Smile
 
 Thanks  again  folks  for  all  the  help  Thumb Up
 
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