Off season Etroplus canarensis spawn

Discussion about Cichlids from Middle East or Asia
Post Reply
ciclasoman
Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Off season Etroplus canarensis spawn

Post by ciclasoman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:37 pm

I have had a colony of this most attractive cichlid for a few years. I was given multiple spawns two years ago in the spring time around March and then last year had zero spawns, didn't help that I was moving, notice the excuse.... Anyhow, winter temps are rather warm for December in central Texas, global warming? maybe! So I have two pairs that spawned today, way off when I was expecting them to begin spawning. I can't complain other than the intense labor of rearing the fish is just beginning, incidentally, a pair of gymnogeophagus sp paso Pache have spawned twice and may be the reason for the season ;-)

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa29 ... 561665.mp4

Rich Kastor
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:14 pm
Location: Chardon, Ohio

Re: Off season Etroplus canarensis spawn

Post by Rich Kastor » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:22 pm

This is one fish I have at the top of my wish list. Any updates on your spawn?

ciclasoman
Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Off season Etroplus canarensis spawn

Post by ciclasoman » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:32 pm

Hello:
Out of several spawns, I got quite a few eggs to hatch. This video shos the fish at olmost one month of age. They swim closely together and are gaining size quickly.
Regards
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa29 ... E467DA.mp4

ciclasoman
Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Off season Etroplus canarensis spawn

Post by ciclasoman » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Hello:
I took this picture and video about two weeks ago, since then I rescued a spawn that was quickly snatched by tankmates resulting in about 20 fry. I hope the fish keep breeding as I'm very fond of their looks and gentle temperament.
Image

This short video shows their healthy appetite for newly hatched brine shrimp.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa29 ... 17E1CF.mp4

ciclasoman
Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Off season Etroplus canarensis spawn

Post by ciclasoman » Sat May 25, 2013 6:36 pm

Saludos:
Just an update to this thread, the canarensis parents stopped breeding now that temperatures are consistently into the 90's. The fry are amazing gluttons, they eat anything but love veggies. Here's a video of about 25% of the fry, they are growing fast and continue to school together.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa29 ... 8E384F.mp4

Image

ciclasoman
Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Off season Etroplus canarensis spawn

Post by ciclasoman » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:19 am

After 7 months of growth, the canarensis look large enough to be sexually mature but tipically it takes 18 months for that. With any luck next year they will start pairing off. They are housed with Poecilopsis gracilis, Alfaro cultrarus and Pachypanchax sakaramyi.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WToHyVeFQn ... 3Dyoutu.be

User avatar
Jim Cumming
Posts: 618
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 3:59 pm
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Re: Off season Etroplus canarensis spawn

Post by Jim Cumming » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:27 am

As you know, I've wanted this fish for a long time and I'm really excited I'm getting this fish from you. Thanks so much.
Jim
"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them".
- Albert Einstein

Post Reply

Return to “Asian Cichlids”