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Old 05-16-2006, 12:39 AM   #1
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GBR spawning help

Well 2 of my GBR's decided to spawn this weekend. It was very interesting to watch. Although I didn't see any eggs in the sand, I figured they might have been too small to see easily. Now on to my questions.

Would it be better to provide the breeding pair with their own tank or will the end result of spawning be the male will harrass the female? I believe if they do indeed lay eggs there is a risk the eggs will be eaten. If they go into their own tank, once they are done spawning, does the male fan the eggs or do they both? Should I remove the female or will she be ok in a tank with just the one male?

I am totally new to this, as you can tell. Only have had spawns from livebearer's and mouth brooders. I actually thought they were still too young to spawn. But it was definately spawning behaviour. The female dug a pit, laid what I believe to be eggs. Although I couldn't see separate eggs, there was a patch of yellowish stuff on the sand. The male then went over the patch and wiggled over it. I can't imagine that would be anything but spawning. If the eggs survive, what do I do next? Let nature take it's course? Remove the eggs?

Any advice, experience or help will be greatly appreciated. TIA.
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:49 AM   #2
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Congrats on the spawn. It depends on what you want the end results to be. If you're serious about raising the fry, it's always easier setting up a spawning tank. You're then in control of the most important factors of the tank. IMO, they are less likely to eat either the eggs or fry if there are no other fish around.
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I pull all my GBR's eggs as they will end up eatting the eggs either in the frist night or right before wigglers show. IMO I'd pull them!
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