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Cyprichromis Spawning


kippygeorge

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Pictures of a spawn that I caught back in March of this year. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Guess it was my lucky night.

Here is the female about to release an egg.

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The egg just being released.

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The holding female and proud male.

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Here is a different female with a mouthful of young.

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hey nice pics what variant are they, they are nice fish. i have kitumba and they are colouring nice also i like the last pic where you can see the eyes of the young fish in the mouth

thanks

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Fantastic shots you have there. I hope to grab a couple of "Utinta" males soon the only trouble is I have to find some girls to go with them and they are hard to source where I am, but there is nothing like a challenge. thumb.gif

cheers

Rosco

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Thanks. I caught the spawn on a Wednesday night and I had just come in from choir and started to feed them and saw the female go to a corner of the tank, followed with the male doing his "shimmy, shake" dance and her tube was extended. You should have seen me running for the camera because I knew something was definately up. I snapped off about 25 shots. The egg laying process lasts about 10 minutes. I have not even seen a spawn since. A rare capture indeed!

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hey i havent had any problems with them being hyper but they are still kinda young, some males and possible females are getting aroung 8-10cm but the others are growing a lot slower and are only 4-6cm but are younger and from another batch

thanks

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