Dojo Loach Breeding.

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by MelloYello, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. MelloYelloValued MemberMember


    Sorry for bad photography they were moving very fast.

    Video of him wrapping her:  

    Hopefully, you can see that... But, each other my loaches are each other around the tank. The one with out the spotting wraps the spotted one then the spotted one goes off and rubs against plants.

    But i was reading that it is extreamly rare and difficult to breed em.

    Also they do this around 7 times a minuet.

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  2. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember


    I would like to say most possibly! Quick question before I make a better guess/answer, have you done a recent water change and used cooler water? That is known to induce spawning behavior. Their behavior seems consistent with spawning.

  3. Kolegrundy92Valued MemberMember

    Good water flow, drop in temp and good water conditions will induce most fish to spawn! Looking forward to hearing about your results!
  4. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    I did do one! Omg this is so exciting.

    Will update frequently on results
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  5. KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Hopefully they will spawn! Keep watching, they're egg scatters and should drop the eggs soon for the male to fertilize. Forewarning, they literally might drop eggs EVERYWHERE around your tank, and they are sticky. Not in one spot (like angelfish, for example) but you should be able to see them doing it. That is so awesome btw
  6. Books&FishWell Known MemberMember

    What temp is your tank? I ask because I see you have dojos with angels. I have dojos and want angels, but they aren't temperature compatible. (I'll set up an angel tank someday.) Perhaps they are stressed into spawning continuously because the temperature is too high for them?
  7. Mike the fish keeperValued MemberMember

    Fish usually won't mate if they are stressed because they are week. Im pretty sure op is taking great care of their fish.
  8. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    Ive got it at 74F middle ground for both species.
  9. Books&FishWell Known MemberMember

    That may be the case, but angels require like 80F and dojos need 70F and below, so I don't see where the happy medium is. I am wondering if they are happy and spawning for happiness, are the angels stressed? All references, including other posters on here, say that those 2 are not compatible tank mates. Something's got to give.
  10. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I agree, dojos are definitely not temperature compatible with angels. Perhaps though the cool water change moved the temperature into their preferred range and triggered spawning?
  11. Books&FishWell Known MemberMember

    Cross-posted. I guess the dojos can do up to 74 comfortably, but that's still too cold for angels. Angelfish

    @BottomDweller That's what I was thinking. A trigger. (My quoting feature isn't working.)
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  12. MelloYelloValued MemberMember

    I wont lie, I had read that they where tropical (dojos) and did not realize till recently. That they like cold water

    I will rehome the angel asap thanks for letting me know
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