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PostSubject: Peps finally done the deed   Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:31 am

I did a third cold water change a week ago and ever since there has been heaps of action and this arvo i came home and one of my males was in his cave fanning his ass off sitting on a very large bunch of eggs.WOOT WOOT Very Happy . Since i am moving house in a few weeks i wanted to put the fry and dad in a fry saver so i do not have to try and catch them all. Just wondering how many days i should wait before doing so?
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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:42 am

Peps are notorious egg booters so you could wait until they have hatched and then move dad n cave into the fry saver. Or you could risk it and move him while on eggs.

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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:29 pm

Congrats on the eggs cheers

Any chance of some info about your set-up and water parameters it may help others who are trying to breed them
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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:35 am

Oh well never mind that. the larger male in the tank who is about 13cm decided all of a suden that he wanted that cave that dad and eggs are in even though he has been in the same one for months. Last night he decided he didnt want that cave anymore so the eggs were totally abandoned. So i put them in a plastic floater in the same main tank with an air stone. They still have good colour but this is my first attempt at doing this so we will just c how it goes. Does it sound like i did the right thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:55 am

sounds like you did the best you could with the materials at hand.

I always recommend people keep an egg tumbler handy for just such this reason Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:48 am

Oh yeh my parameters
ph 7.4
tds 250
temp 28
nitrate/nitrite 0 or close enough to

i think the trick was that i stopped worrying so much about water changes. all the parameters where stable even after 1 month of not changing the water.
i fed them cucumber or zuchinni most of the time and some higher protein foods like blood worms a couple of times a week only in small doses though.
Then when my girls were looking rather plump i did a 1 third cold water change and let them get down to business.
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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:15 pm

Thanks for the info and good luck with them eggs.

You could well have a point about worrrying to much Good Job




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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:40 pm

Yep, if you want something badly, that is the reason why it will not happen. lol!
Good luck with the cuties, and keep us informed - with lots of pictures! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:36 pm

Good news all eggs have formed eyes and i have 2 wrigglers who have broken free of the bunch. Will take heaps of pics to post once they have all hatched. I still can not beleive doing wat i did has worked so well, so far it looks like every egg (about 45) has formed properly cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:43 pm

That is the spirit Slantula! Very Happy

I can tell, that you are badly infected with BN-virus by now. lol!

If I were you, I would take pics of the developments stages of the eggs. Believe me, fascinating to take a look at the pics after a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:13 pm

Yeh i have been taking photos daily that i will put on here once they are a couple of weeks old. i am infected badly Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Peps finally done the deed   Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:33 am

Regarding the BN-virus, hope you'll never recover. Twisted Evil
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