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Old 06-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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blue johannii female possibly holding

does any one know how long my blue johannii female will hold. She is very young first time holding that i know of so I know she might not carry to term so to say but just wanted to know how long to expect.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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How young exactly? If shes like REALLY young dont expect good results. But possible for fry to show up eventually. Just keep an eye out i wanna say they hold for several weeks
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I have only had her for about 3 weeks but she is only about 1 1/2 -2 inches long she is very small.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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I was very surprised to see her holding because I thought she was just way to small to breed to begin with, I just didn't think she would.
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And just an FYI, if she's blue and holding then you have a female maingano, not a johanni. Only male johanni are blue, and juvies.
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And just an FYI, if she's blue and holding then you have a female maingano, not a johanni. Only male johanni are blue, and juvies.
I belive females are yellow .
But as for your original question, it IS possible, if you have only had her for 3 weeks unless you
Bought a pair im a little surprised that would happen so soon. I wouldnt sugest doing anything about it until you actually see fry, when you see them separate them in a different tank with the same water from the original tank and if possible use the same filter media
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:10 AM   #7
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It is definitely a female johannii, they were not bought as a pair, the male is about twice her size. I am not totally sure she is holding she is very shy so I don't get to see her much but the male was doing his mating dance for about 3 days now she is not eating and will fight with any one that gets near her little rock cave where as before she was very social and didn't really care if any one got close to her
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I do water changes at least 2 times a week, and I also did a fish in cycle so during the cycle was doing daily water changes so all of my fish have grown quickly, she is one of the newest additions so she is smaller than the others
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I have a nursery tank already running and cycled, it currently has my female saulosi (probly spelled wrong) holding in it she has been holding for 14 days today.
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If she is not eating and stays in the cave and defends it with even more aggression the she probably is holding. Any chance you can get a pic?

And she is blue right? Looks like the male bug is smaller? If so, you have Maingano and nog Johanni. The males of the 2 look nearly identical but female johanni are yellow/orange and female Maingano are colored like the males.
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