A. Lineatus Gold, Ready To Breed

Post by: CompletePondCare on August 28, 2005, 03:23:34 PM
Yep, my pair are definitely a male and female A. Lineatus Gold, and if that female doesn’t drop some eggs soon she’s going to burst! I’m amazed at how quickly they got into breeding condition…I’ve only had them about a week. I’ve got them in a breeding tank, bare except for a thin layer of gravel and a mop…wish them luck!

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Title: Re:A. Lineatus Gold, Ready To Breed
Post by: CompletePondCare on August 28, 2005, 07:21:45 PM
Yay! 5 eggs on their first day!

Title: Re:A. Lineatus Gold, Ready To Breed
Post by: bambam on August 30, 2005, 08:56:34 AM
Congrats! How are you going to handle your eggs?

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Post by: CompletePondCare on August 30, 2005, 01:43:22 PM
16 more eggs on day two…

I’ve been putting the eggs in a small Gladware container with enough water from the breeding tank to cover them, with the lid sitting on top to keep dust out but not snapped down. Looking at the eggs under high magnification, it appears that every one so far is fertile: they all have a little ball of clustered cells at the center. I haven’t done any prophylactic fungus treatment, but I am checking the eggs for fungus each day before adding new ones to the container.

These Lineatus are giving me a practice run with mop-spawning and killie fry-rearing before my Blue Gularis and Fp. Scheeli arrive at the end of summer. Those are the two varieties I intend to keep breeding.

Title: Re:A. Lineatus Gold, Ready To Breed
Post by: bambam on September 02, 2005, 10:37:40 AM
I use acriflavin in my eggs trays. I leave them in the solution for 3 days and then remove them to peat for approximately 1 month. Right now I have 12 fry. F. Sojesti and Scheeli are cool, good luck.

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Post by: CompletePondCare on September 05, 2005, 09:33:54 PM
Spotted some fry in the community tank today, which means the pair must’ve been spawning right off the bat, before I even moved them to the spawning tank. Dang, but those fry are TINY!

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Post by: nonamethefish on September 05, 2005, 10:27:51 PM
LOL lineatus can sure be prolific. I won’t be surprised if you start getting 20 eggs a day or perhaps more. It would be a good idea to give the female a break on the occasion.

These fry, if I remember, are quite large for killi fry….and very easy to raise. If you want you can scoop those fry out of the community tank. Just be aware that larger ones may eat the smaller. I know the eggs are big. All the species you are interested in will take BBS from hatching.

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Post by: CompletePondCare on September 05, 2005, 11:09:40 PM
Yes, as tiny as those killie babies are, I guess they’re still bigger than the Endler’s fry. I’m not making a big search-and-rescue effort for the fry in the community tank, since I’ve got around 30 eggs to work with from the spawning tank already. If I spot one when I’m already in the community tank with a fine net, feeding brine or something, then I’ll catch it and move it to the grow-out tank. So far I’ve only caught two, but I’m sure there are many more I’m not seeing.

RE: foods, the killie fry went right to work on newly-hatched mosquito larvae and also show some interest in the crushed flake I feed to the Endler’s fry. I’m thinking that so long as I keep a few rafts of mosquito eggs floating in the grow-out tank, the killie fry should be very well-fed.