Etroplus suratensis / Green Chromide Spawning

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Jim Cumming
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Etroplus suratensis / Green Chromide Spawning

Post by Jim Cumming » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:21 pm

I've waited many, many years for this event to occur in my 'fish-keeping' life. I first saw a picture of this species in William T. Innes' Exotic Aquarium Fishes. The black and white photo intrigued me and I never forgot about this fish, at some point hoping to obtain them. Well the years went by (a lot of them!) and for the first time, I obtained ten young 'uns from Jose Gonzales (ciclasoman) from San Antonio last summer. They were tiny (~3/4") but over the last year, they grew to about 6" and looked like they were starting to show 'an interest' in one another. Well, today it happened ... a spawn. Here is a brief video of the event. It took over 60 years for me to see this. It was well worth the wait!!
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Bas Pels
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Re: Etroplus suratensis / Green Chromide Spawning

Post by Bas Pels » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:04 am

As often - if you want to breed a certain fish, the hardest part is getting them


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