Josti: How old were your fishes when they spawned? Have you been able to raise the fry with the parents?
I have always had to rely on artificially hatching the eggs as they were preyed on by the other canarensis.
When I seperated out a pair they laid eggs but the eggs disappeared on the third day and never bred after that. There is no pair bonding outside the breeding time.
The fish has been breed not by me, but by my friend Peter in Denmark.
After that I have just a few weeks ago taken over the about 3 - 4 years old group of 1 male and 4 females.
I have also assisted Peter to distribute the 5 – 6 cm babies in Norway. He still has 50 left.
The group has spawned several times in Peters 1000 l tank, but they don’t grow up there.
But I believe they hatched in there, and were then sucked out to be fed in a separate tank.
All other eggs and fries have been eaten.
Joined: Aug 31, 2006 Posts: 39 Location: Kristiansand, Norway
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:42 pm Post subject: Re: Etroplus Canarensis breading
Algae wafers should be good, but they don’t touch the type I have.
They have so far mostly been fed on live white mosquito larvaes and live earth worms. They now also take frozen whites and frozen artemia, but will yet not touch frozen blood worms.
I dump in some duck weed to them, and that doesn’t last long.
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