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Old 12-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Besides providing a breeding mop or floating plants, is there anyway to encourage spawning? I see a lot of courting behaviours. I have a male of each species and now two females of each.

Also what type of plant works best for this? Or what can I use temporarily as a substitute?
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Can anyone with experience breeding rainbows chime in? I read about making a spawning mop from acrylic yarn so I'm going to pick some up today and a bottle of wine... for a cork of course
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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I've got nothing useful for you, just chiming in to say I'm right with you. I literally just made a spawning mop and tossed it in my tank. My males are being pretty obnoxious trying to spawn with the females, I'm kind of hoping if they get some eggs out there that the behavior will calm down.
I don't have any experience with it though, I'm just putzing along just like you trying to figure it out!
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I'm wondering if the spawning mop should be moved to fry tank after they spawn or should they be left in the main tank for a while?
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
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Based on my research, they will eat the eggs, so as soon as you see eggs it should move to the fry tank.
But google it yourself because I am obviously no expert at this, that was just what I read
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:56 PM   #6
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Well yes I've read several articles on it I'm just wondering if anyone has been successfull and how they've done it.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:08 AM   #7
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I have breed ornate rainbow fish but all I did was feed them brine shrimp and use REAL plants
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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I have rainbowfish fry! Yay!

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Old 12-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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Look how cute they are!

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Old 12-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #10
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