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Paraneetroplus nebilfer first spawn

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:08 am
by Ashley_Hollings
I just arrived home after a 15 hour shift in bit of a dull mood and now WOW not anymore, popped into te fish house to feed before heading to bed and there it was in all its glory a spawn from my Paraneetroplus nebilfer! I'm now a little confused as its my thought to be male guarding the eggs and only really letting the larger thought to be female near them/her!
Im not sure how long they have been there as I had a power cut from yesterday 9am to 3am this morning so just left them alone and to keep the heat In the fish house (think I'll have to arrange a few more of these power cuts in future lol).

The spawn has been made in the area with the most flow which goes well with them being a riverine species and I'm yet to be able to tell if they are fertile so fingers crossed! Typically they /shes has also spawned right where there is some green algae!

Here are some pictures and a short video with a longer one to follow, if anyone could chip in on the sexing and behaviour males egg guarding it would be appreciated but in the mean time I shall be pullong out vol 1 of Cichlid Yearbook to re read Juan's article on them and when he bread them.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYRDWGN ... ata_player