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how to breed a pair of osphronemus gorami

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:51 am Post subject: how to breed a pair of osphronemus gorami Reply with quote

 arjun
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               Help  
                 Dog  
                                   i  have  a  pair  of  mature  osphronemus  gorami  placed  seperately  in
   a  4-2-2foot  tank    with  lots  of  plants  and  green  gravel  with  a  chemical,physical
 and  biological  filter  but  my  4  y  r  old  fishes  have  shown  no  signs  of  spawning.the  water  temperature  is  80  degree  F  and  a  slightly  acidic  water  and  i'm  sure  of    my  fishes  being  amale  and  a  female  after  reading  thousands  
 of  articles.  the  male  ocassionaly  pulls  out  his  fins  and  dances  next  to  the  female  .  Ineed  some  help  in  getting  the  pair  tho  spawn.
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 1.  Lose  the  green  gravel.
 
 2.  Drop  the  temperature  to  about  74F  Or  turn  off  the  heater.  Where  in  India  are  you?
 
 3.  Wait.  
 
 4  your  old  giant  gouramis  may  not  yet  be  sexually  mature.  A  4x2x2  tank  is  also  rather  small  for  fully  grown  fish.  What  makes  you  think  you  have  a  pair?
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 i  live  in  bangalore.  i  know  that  they  are  a  pair  because  the  male  often  dances  next  to  the  female.and  also  has  a  pointed  anal  and  dorsal  fins.  4  years  is  the  post  maturing  stage  cause  my  friend  has  a  pair  that  bred  recently  and  they  are  less  than  3  years  old  and  he  isnt  telling  the  secret.i  have  observed  his  tank  many  a  times  but  i  havent  got  a  clue.any  way,thanQ  for  your  temp  suggestion    Cheer
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 The  reason  I  said  your  fish  may  not  be  mature  is  because  although  they  are  capable  of  spawning  at  2  years  old,  aquaculture  projects  recommend  fish  in  the  4-8  year  range  for  maximum  success.
 
 Another  thing  you  could  try  is  simulating  a  dry-wet  cycle...  leave  the  temp  at  80,  reduce  feeding  to  once  every  3  days,  do  no  water  changes/top  offs  for  3-4  weeks,  then  do  several  large  water  changes  over  the  course  of  a  week,  drop  the  temperature  and  feed  lots  of  live  foods.  This  trick  works  with  a  lot  of  hard  to  spawn  fish.
 
 Keep  us  posted  on  your  progress  Smile
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 Smile  thanq  retro
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