Empire Gudgeon Spawning

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

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.
 

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

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.
 
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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. 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 LOL.

Dey are mine. Mine I tell you!
 

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