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Bujurquina vittata spawning

Discussion in 'Photo & Tank Gallery' started by mchambers, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. mchambers

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    Sometimes, all it takes is a little change. I bought six of these South American dwarf cichlids at the 2017 BFD. Never saw anything like spawning. Added a seventh fish about five weeks ago, courtesy of @Andrewtfw@Andrewtfw. Figured someone would pair up and I'd remove the others, but no romance developed.

    Last week, I decided to reduce the number of fish. I netted all of them out last week and tried to figure out if I had any females. They are not very sexually dimorphic, so I had to take a guess. I thought I had one female, so I kept her and three other fish, and sold three at yesterday's great Catfish Convention auction. Today, I see spawning! They are biparental mouthbrooders, sometimes on a delayed basis, so this will be interesting to watch over the next week or so.

    (Yes, @Leffler817@Leffler817, I'll do a BAP form if I see swimmers.)

     
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    I had a similar situation with some rainbow cichlids. It wasn't until I divided the group in half that some paired off.
     
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    Always nice to find something that works. Guess they were shy with such a crowd.
     
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    Congrats, Matt! That's very cool.
     
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    that's awesome, congrats! "mixing it up" is one of my favorite spawning methods.
     
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    Yes, although it usually catching fish and, in this case, trying to figure out the gender of fish that are almost monomorphic.
     

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