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PostSubject: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:06 am

Hiya all can some one help me,one of my male peppermints is in a small log cave and a female is always at the entrance trying to get in would he be looking after eggs???
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PostSubject: peppermint.....   Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:02 am

could be or may juts be checking out the condo ready for some thing nocturnal happenings at a later date......
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:49 pm

indeed, no way to know and if this is the first time i would not be poking around too much or torching him. Best best is just to wait and see if you will be rewarded for your efforts.

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:56 am

Thanks guys,will see what happens they havent breed before,they are both about 11cm long
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:43 pm

or send em my way Laughing always after more peps lol!

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PostSubject: clown pleco signing :)   Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:28 am

kfenk wrote:
or send em my way Laughing always after more peps lol!

love the signature Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:11 am

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kfenk wrote:
or send em my way Laughing always after more peps lol!

love the signature Smile

Thanks mate but I need to change it as I no longer have the L104s. Prob should change it to Peppermint Beistlenose as they are what I'm focused on now.

As an actual reply to this thread, peps need to be atleast 18 months old before they mature. So unless they are old enough they won't breed anyways

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:14 am

Just an update the male is in the cave fanning its flaps very fast??
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:35 pm

philiptracey wrote:
Just an update the male is in the cave fanning its flaps very fast??

It's certainly a good sign, is the female still going to the entrance Question

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:39 pm

no shes gone
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:52 pm

sounds promising Smile

best to wait for them to let you know rather than finding out for their first time. last thing you want is for him to boot the eggs!

Good luck Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:56 am

should make yourself up an egg tumbler too. they have a habit of booting eggs on there first try anyways. that way if you cant help yourself (most cant) and do shine the torch in there youll be safe if he does boot em

oh and hows the signature now Wolverine?...

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:20 am

What exactly is an egg tumbler? i am guessing it pretty much imtates what the male does when he fans the eggs.

James


PS: kfenk, nice signature Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:12 am

LINKS FOR EGG TUMBLERS

Or you can check out the new version of the book, got a DIY egg tumbler section Smile 3rd edition will be out within the next few days

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:49 pm

OK thanks for the links Doug Very Happy so they just filter and circulate the water at the same time?

Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:43 pm

they dont filter the water at all, they use the air lift principle to draw water over the eggs to simulate the fanning from dad. My egg tumbler filters the water...little teaser for you all Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:31 am

OK, i think i understand now lol!
do they work in a similar way to sponge filters?
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:33 am

yeah, same principle Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:59 am

Male is still in cave they are in a community tank with some of my breeding Cichlids are the babys safe when they come out or do i need to lift the cave into a breeding net?
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:38 am

def get them into a breeding net if there does turn out to be fry. the chiclids will eat them quick smart.

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PostSubject: fry safe with cichlids :(   Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:33 am

cichlids could eat the fry within about 10minutes... depends how hungry they are and how many hiding places you have..

npt worth risking if you ask me...

by the way mollies also eat almost any thing small - more so baby fry Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:42 am

still in cave,how long does he stay in there if he is looking after the eggs?
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:04 am

philiptracey wrote:
still in cave,how long does he stay in there if he is looking after the eggs?

It really depends on the cave, is there more then one entrance/exit, and the individual male.

The eggs will normally hatch in about 5 days but the male could keep the fry in there for anything upto 3 weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:23 am

one entrance the cave is so small he just fits in there but is long got 3 big caves but they all like the small ones for some reason,i am guessing he doesnt eat for 3 weeks then?
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PostSubject: Re: Peppermints not sure if they are breeding   Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:56 pm

I found the male came out to eat but dashed back immediately anything disturbed him. (me or another fish) so I put a wafer near his cave for him. :roll:
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