German Blue Ram :DDDD

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    I donno, just needed to post it... they are laying eggs :D... 8th time lets hope this one is a sucess! Wish them luck
     

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    Oh, that sounds exciting!!! I hope it's successful!! :D
     

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    Thank you thank you :DDD
     
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    Oh congrats!! Best of look to you and your budding parent Rams ^^
     
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    thank you :)
     
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    Good luck! You must be taking good care of them if they are happy enough to breed.
     
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    thanks :) i try... the most dificult part is the PH >.< but luckly they have survived my blunders
     
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    Best wishes for some healthy fry!
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    Thanks Aquarust48 :)
     
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    :;toast to momma and poppa fish... the eggs are still here after night..
     

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    Wow, that's awesome! Best of luck and please keep us posted!
     
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    Update: Eggs still there... cant see them but male hasnt moved from back of the tank... just fed them :d
     
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    So should the eggs. hatch... O,o any ideas what to do with them :/?
     
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    Pleco ate some eggs... or i got him just before... :( i hope i got him in time... the male is still hanging where he was before... so *crosses finger*... i turned off the light cuz i might have stressed them out when i got the pleco out of the tank... did i handle the situation right?
     
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    Thats all you could have done. Pleco are great at eating eggs once lights are out. They may eat the eggs since you stressed them out by getting in the tank, but they will do it again.

    I wouldn't suggest having a pleco in any tank where you are trying to breed fish, unless it is in a tank with immediate mouthbrooders. (I wouldn't even have them in a tank with delayed mouthbrodders)

    One thing you can do if you have a tank you are using to breed fish in that also has other fish, except pleco's like I already said. In my experience the pairs are great parents either way with cichlids but I have found them to be more diligent once the eggs hatch and you have wigglers. So for the 2-3 days once you notice the eggs leave the lights on. While normally they are very good at defending their spot like I said IME they are better once they hatch. Leaving the lights on seems to keep the sneaky fish away once the lights are out.

    Good luck!


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    thanks :D
     
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    Day-2: Looks like the Pleco didnt get all of them... and my net getting the pleco didnt disturb the rams... the male is still gaurding... the female taking shorter turns untill i fed the male, now hes being the best papa fish around :) took off the filter intake and placed a biofilter in the tube ahhh... only 1 or 2 more days
     
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    Right on Kerber good luck.


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    thanks for your kind luck :D

    End of Day 2: parents still gaurding... this is the longest they have survived :)
     
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    mid way through day 3.... Parents are getting impatient... should be today :O
     

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