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Brandon O
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PostSubject: they won't breed!!   Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:19 am

i have a male common BN the i had with a female he has had bred with twice then they stopped breeding for like months and months. Then out of the blue she died. i also had an albino female with about 3 males hoping she would go with one of them but she didn't so i put her in her own tank with the now widowed male and they aren't breeding either and shes the only adult female i have. I DON'T KNOW WUT TO DO!!!

P.S. wut size do females become breeding size?
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PostSubject: Re: they won't breed!!   Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:42 am

Hi,how long have they been together and how is the tank set up? How big is the female and also what do you feed? Have you any photos of the fish and set up?
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PostSubject: Re: they won't breed!!   Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:48 am

they have been together a few months now. I heard its better if theres only one cave in the tank. Shes gotta be at least 3 1/2"
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PostSubject: Re: they won't breed!!   Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:14 pm

What is the temperature and have you got bog wood in the tank?In my opinion it is better to have more than 1 cave.

Tank set up would help,any other fish (if so what) Paremeters? It may just be a case of her not being ready yet but the info i have asked for will help.
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PostSubject: Re: they won't breed!!   Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:18 am

How often do you check the tank? i.e. clean, move stuff around, look in the cave etc?

Could be a case of over anxious parent being a turnoff for the kids.

My thoughts on this are simple. Stop all triggers for at least a month. Just focus on getting the tank spot on perfect. after a month if they have not laid then post back up here and we can tell you what to do Smile

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PostSubject: Re: they won't breed!!   Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:29 am

its around 80 and yes there is wood in it
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PostSubject: Re: they won't breed!!   Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:08 am

Brandon O wrote:
they have been together a few months now. I heard its better if theres only one cave in the tank. Shes gotta be at least 3 1/2"

My female has just had her first fry and she is just under 2 1/2 inches, the male is only 1/2 an inch bigger.
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