My BLogs ⇒ Breeding report for Nanochromis splendens by Bettaja

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Overview The first spawn was on Monday 13th of November 2017. The breeding group consisted of 1 male and 1 female. The smallest male was at least 63mm SL and the smallest female was at least 51mm SL. The youngest adult was approximately 18 months old. The individuals were obtained from Tropical Fishroom, Brantford, Ontario.
1.Frozen foods (frozen) daily
Hop to next section Water Parameters (at time of spawning)
pH 7.50 to 7.80
Temperature 25.0°C to 26.5°C
Current Gentle
Other Water Params Darkly stained with tannins from manzanita wood.
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Dimensions The aquarium dimensions were 914mm x 305mm x 305mm (36" x 12" x 12") all Length x Width x Height.
Furniture Bare bottomed tank with wood and ceramic caves,
Filtration Air driven sponge (oversized)
Lighting Natural sunlight with a single 18" fluorescent bulb
Heating 50 watt preset heater set to 78 degrees F
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Behaviour Pair spawned in a ceramic cave.
Eggs There were 50 cream yellow eggs laid which were 0.0mm in diameter.
Time to hatch 4 days
Number: 50
Free swimming: 6 days
Segregation Removed the fry after hatching to a previously set up 20 gallon tank. Transferred to 55 gallon planted tank 1 for grow out.
Fry sizes 7 days: 0mm
14 days: 0mm
21 days: 0mm
Juvenile sizes 1 month: 0mm
3 months: 0mm
6 months: 32mm
Fry and juvenile feeding Frozen foods mostly (ie. brine shrimp naupili, daphnia, cyclops) along with microworms and grindal worms, very rarely crushed flakes