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Iv had these fish for quite some time and today it has all payed off . Baby's at last ! I let the female hold till she was ready to spit by herself ,11 baby linni and looks like 2 more females are now holding Anyway it's nice to breed somthing for the frist time ...some pics Just iPhone pics will get the canon out tonight
Took some pictures of my Nimbochromis livingstonii last night. This group of fish includes the largest male from [MENTION=732]dave[/MENTION] and the remains of 2 colonies from procull. A few have had mouthfuls lately so I thought I had better check. Caught out the girls, theres also one male in this picture. Only 2 had fully developed fry, but 4 others had eggs. Only one spat after being released, that I saw anyway. And even then she had already spat a bit when I checked. I only had 2 males in with the females, but after checking them I added the spare males back into the tank. Its a pretty tough tank, everyone wants to be king. Pretty happy to get some fry out of these guys, and even though first mouthfuls were not huge, its more than enough fry to raise. I really like livingstonii fry, its like peppermint bristlees or duboisi..... the little ones just look so cool.
I hope this is the right section to post this in, it was either here or the general aquarium discussion. Was just wanting to know if anyone out there has had the experience of breeding these guys before? I currently have a 10 cm female, and a slightly smaller male (seems to be male). My female has been laying eggs and mouth brooding them for the past few months, though the male doesn't seem mature enough to want to fertilize the eggs (only got him a few weeks ago though) Does anyone know at what size the males should be ready to breed? When the females have the eggs, should i strip her fry or allow her to keep them. eg, will she swallow the fry? Cause i've noticed that when i have fed her and she has eggs in her mouth, she seems to try and filter the fish food into her mouth. Which worries me that she may give up and swallow the fry to eat. The average mouthful? Food i should be feeding the fry? I have tried google, though google never seems to answer your questions directly. I guessed i would get better answers from here. Ive added a few photos of the female holding her eggs.