Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:51 am Post subject: how to breed a pair of osphronemus gorami
just an aquarist
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.
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
Joined: Jul 09, 2003 Posts: 3496 Location: Trivandrum, Kerala
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:03 pm Post subject:
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.
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum You cannot attach files in this forum You cannot download files in this forum