My BLogs ⇒ Breeding report for Duringlanis romani by Jools

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Overview The first spawn was on Sunday 13th of November 2011. The breeding group consisted of 1 male and 1 female. The smallest male was at least 89mm SL and the smallest female was at least 101mm SL. The youngest adult was approximately 12 months old. The individuals were obtained from Outside Inside Aquatics, Haddington.
1.Bloodworm (frozen) daily
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pH 6.00 to 7.00
Temperature 24.5°C to 25.0°C
Current Gentle
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Dimensions The aquarium dimensions were 254mm x 381mm x 381mm (10" x 15" x 15") all Length x Width x Height.
Furniture Lots of small plastic floating plants basically to provide refuge.
Filtration Fluval 2+ internal.
Lighting Low lighting from average florescent tube.
Heating 100 watt mini visitherm.
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Behaviour A dozen or so fry appeared after water changes. Just like guppy fry.
Eggs There were 12 translucent white eggs laid which were 4.0mm in diameter.
Time to hatch 3 days
Number: 6
Free swimming: 6 days
Segregation Parents were kept with young. Young are cannibalistic.
Fry sizes 7 days: 6mm
14 days: 8mm
21 days: 12mm
Juvenile sizes 1 month: 0mm
3 months: 0mm
6 months: 0mm
Fry and juvenile feeding Up to 15mm they were fed frozen lobster eggs, crushed flake and frozen brineshrimp. After that frozen bloodworms.