Empire Gudgeon Spawning

Discussion in 'Freshwater Gobies' started by junebug, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. junebug

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    http://youtu.be/2SXSwuqtCig

    Pretty fish making babies! You can see the female depositing eggs on the crinum, and the male following behind her depositing his... well stuff :p.

    It's an awesome process to watch so far. They're hitting the crinums and the rock - from what I've read, when they're done, there could be eggs all over this 20 gallon tank. The babies won't survive, because this tank can't be moved to brackish, and I have no foods prepared, and there are predatory fish in the tank that will eat the babies without a doubt. But still, I get to at least observe the process.
     
  2. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Wow it's........ beautiful! So fascinating! Thanks so much for sharing! :D
     
  3. Sarcasm Included

    Sarcasm IncludedWell Known MemberMember

    The terrible thing about this is that I can't watch the video till I get the laptop away from my wife..... Nice to hear they are spawning, maybe when you get a chance you can set up that brackish tank and come to the dark side.
     
  4. OP
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    junebug

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    LOL I have a brackish tank, but it's only 3 gallons. The adults would barely fit in it :p

    I'm hoping to set something up for the babies in the form of a ten gallon lightly brackish tank full of various algaes and microorganisms. This will have to wait until I move, though.
     
  5. Wendigoblue

    WendigoblueWell Known MemberMember

    Awesome video! Your fish are beautiful!
     
  6. OP
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    junebug

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks echi :) They were a gift/trade from a friend from the IBC. She sent me the fish she loved, but didn't have appropriate housing for, and I sent her some wood for her w/c betta macrostoma tank. :D It was just supposed to be the ansorgii originally, but one of them went MIA so she offered me the gudgeons to make up for the loss. Not a big deal, I figured I'd give them to my bf after quarantine. But then I fell in love with them, so now I'm being selfish :p LOL.

    Dey are mine. Mine I tell you!
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Great video!
     
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