Nannacara aureocephalus

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Nannacara aureocephalus

Post by bantamweight1911 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:18 pm

I obtained 2 pairs of these a number of weeks ago.

Male #1:

Male #2:

The 2 pairs were put together in a 75cm x 30cm shallow tank.

It quickly became clear that 1 female was dominant, and she soon bred

the eggs dissapeared after 2 days, and I never saw the fry. I decided then to wait a short time, and then remove the submissive pair, and an odd corydoras that was in there. this time I never saw eggs, but it was clear the pair had spawned from the colour of the female, as she develops a very strong colouration.

Female with 1st spawn (not raised)

On the 2nd occasion they bred, I found fry close to free swimming, and knew the spawn had been successful.

The fry are really very tiny, and I think the success rate will be low, but the fry are currently healthy and feeding


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Re: Nannacara aureocephalus

Post by Microman » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:11 pm

Cracking pics Richard...Well done mate.
Mine have recently spawned,Apisto fashion,on the roof of a terracotta spawning cave.
I wasnt aware they spawned in this fashion....

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Re: Nannacara aureocephalus

Post by Dean Hougen » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:51 pm

Great photos! Thanks for sharing. I may have to go do a water change on my Nannacara now. Mine never look that good.

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