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Chaase
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PostSubject: How gravid..?   Tue May 29, 2012 6:55 am

How big do the female BN's get right before they drop?
All 3 of my females have bellies with the biggest belly making her look like she has no rib line left and is a little less hungry. She is still eating but i am guessing she doesnt have much room left.

I did a goooooooogle search on gravid BNs but she is nothing like those ones i saw & is only smallish in size 7-8cm.

I have only noticed the bellies in the last few days - it is definitely not bloat as the boys are fine & the girls have the pink patches along the bottom of the belly.....

I have sat for 45 mins trying to get a picture but cant...
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PostSubject: Re: How gravid..?   Tue May 29, 2012 1:56 pm

My females belly gets so big that I can see light between her mouth and belly it's quite disturbing. But she goes back to flat once she drops her eggs... she is 3" long(including tail) and usually drops 110 eggs.

Check out my video at about 1:50 it shows how ripe she gets.

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PostSubject: Re: How gravid..?   Tue May 29, 2012 10:14 pm

Well this is the best pic i could get. This is stumps Very Happy

She is the most pregnant by far.





Thank you jeff for the Video. Very good to know she might balloon up like that & it is normal!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How gravid..?   Tue May 29, 2012 10:22 pm

This is as good as i could get side on Wink

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PostSubject: Re: How gravid..?   Tue May 29, 2012 11:38 pm

yeah, it looks like they are ready to pop. def not bloat Very Happy

They will hold on to them until they are ready though. so if the males are caved up then I would be doing a cool water change and when the next front comes over (not for a few days Sad) and see how they go Smile

I reckon you are close!

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PostSubject: Re: How gravid..?   Wed May 30, 2012 12:03 am

Awesome!
I just went & bought another filter :/ LOL Just to add a bit more "flow" across the bottom.

So now in a 200L tank i have approx 2700lph of filtration.... These babies better like it lol....
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