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Old 11-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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GBR First Spawn

Great news, my German blue rams have spawned for the first time. They have laid about 200 eggs on one of the river rocks in my aquarium. Mom and dad are guarding them with their life!

Bad news, I have no idea what to do! Should I do everything as normal? Keep the lights off at night or leave them on full time now? Also, I have a regular canister filter. What can I do to prevent the fry (if they hatch) from being sucked up the filter?

Any tips would help. Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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Any time I turned the lights off in the tank when I had mine, the babies scattered. I also had some problems with the filter. I think sponge filters would have helped a lot. And maybe moonlights won't make them scatter as much.
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I have a light on it right now that isn't very bright but it still brings light in. Also, my Cory Dora's seem to want to eat the eggs. They keep trying to sneak in
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Thats a problem.. Do you have a tank you could move them to?
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Not at the moment unfortunately. I wasn't expecting them to breed this soon. I just got them.
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Congratulations, and good luck mine have spawned three times with no babies. Are the eggs fertilized?
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The eggs were fertilized. Unfortunately, they ate the eggs. We'll just wait for the next time.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:05 PM   #9
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Well, good luck! They are quite hard to breed. If you have too much trouble with these, you could do Bolivian rams. I heard they are easier and look alike
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Mine keep doing the same thing, I think next time I'm going to move the eggs to a different tank and see how that goes.
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