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kozaaus

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  1. The female Hongi will hold for aprox 4 weeks. I remove my females at aprox 2.5 to 3 weeks, I usually don't notice the female holding for up to a week. When I remove the female, I will strip the fry. This process can cause a little bit of stress sometimes & at other times they can spit into the net at the moment you catch them. Once I remove the fry, I move my female to a recovery tank, where she is spoilt for about three weeks. If you leave the female in the community tank, most if not all fry will be picked off in the first few hours. You may also stress the female a little with her looking for somewhere to release the fry.
  2. I will be there. I'm looking to bring a few different shellies, a few plecos. I may even bag up some tropicals if I have the time.
  3. I would avoid placing them in with the BN fry at that size. I did a similar thing with some hongi juvies x4 (3-4 cm), albino BN x70 (1.5-2.5cm). I lost one BN the first night, didn't see any signs of harrassment in the tank, therefore did not link the loss. When I returned home from work that afternoon 12 more dead. The Hongi were smashing the BN fry, even while I was trying to fish out the dead. I find that BN fry need to be at least 3-4 cm before I mix them with any malawi cichlids. I hope that my bad experience helps you.
  4. I would avoid placing them in with the BN fry at that size. I did a similar thing with some hongi juvies x4 (3-4 cm), albino BN x70 (1.5-2.5cm). I lost one BN the first night, didn't see any signs of harrassment in the tank, therefore did not link the loss. When I returned home from work that afternoon 12 more dead. The Hongi were smashing the BN fry, even while I was trying to fish out the dead. I find that BN fry need to be at least 3-4 cm before I mix them with any malawi cichlids. I hope that my bad experience helps you.
  5. Frontosa Multies Hongi Brichardi I haven't made up my mind on what else I will bring.
  6. I will be there. I have a number of mature tangs & malawis to move on.
  7. The last gold coast auction I went to had a fairly good variety, a number of different tropicals, at good prices, a buyers auction. I unfortunately was not able to buy, no tank space at all.
  8. I would remove the females as soon as I could when the fry have been spat into the tank. I have had a yellow female spit fry one day & the next day there is only a half dozen left, hidden in spots that the female could not get to. This tank also had plenty of shelter for the fry. The female was the only other fish in the tank. Also be careful when adding the female back into the main tank, she will be seen as a new tankmate & in the weakened condition may not be able to stand up to the initiation ceremony.
  9. I've been in the fish keeping hobby for 20+ years, cichlids for the last 5years. Bristlenose (Common, Albino. peppermint) Electric yellows Hongi Blue Dolphins Neolamprologus (Multies, Brevis, Occelatus, Caudo's) Aprox 20 tanks
  10. Thanks Frenchy I arrived to find no babies in the main tank. The few that I put aside when I first removed the log seem to be doing OK. Going off your article, it might be a good time to remove the pair & give them a tank to themselves. Cheers
  11. Thankyou everyone I will move into a tank on their own tonight. I have a small 20 litre tank that I will do a complete water transfer from the tank they are being held in.
  12. Hi all I was moving a pair of adult bristlenose out of my Calvus tank on the weekend & had a few little surprises. The bristlenose log that I was going to move with the bristlenose had a number of baby calvus in it & a heap of eggs that had not hatched yet. I removed the babies that fell out of the log when I moved it. My question is, what should I do regarding the rest of the fry that have just hatched or are about to hatch in the bristlenose log. Should I leave them in there for a while & let the parents look after them or should they be moved out as soon as they are free swimming. Also I'm feeding the seperated fry a combination of microworms & baby brine. Is there anything else suitable to add to the diet that is easy enough to obtain. Cheers
  13. I have also had young black calvus(up to 6cm) in with some adult multies & no problems. Although I would not trust the calvus with babies. I currently have a small multi colony in with some copadichromis(top dwelling fish, very peaceful), the multies are breeding. There are also a pair of Julies at one end, also breeding. The tank they are in is not as big as your tank. Brichardi would be alright until they paired off, you would need to make sure that the cave or rockwork for them is towards one end of the tank & the multi shells are towards the other end. I don't think a multi would come off to good against a pair of Brichardi defending their young. I have a pair in a tank with some OK sized fronnies & the fronnies won't go anywhere near the babies.
  14. Some of my fish will not start to spawn until there are storms. I usually need a series of storms for those fish to produce anything. I am sure that for some fish, rain & storms are an essential part of breeding.
  15. Thanks I might give that a go, I have an young adult tank of Calvus that might be suitable.
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