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 Post subject: Pundamilia nyererei (Makobe Is.)
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:48 am 
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how big do the Pundamilia nyererei (Makobe Is.) have to be before the start to spawn and i am just wondering cause mine are about 2 inches and i have 3, 1 male and 2 females and they have not tried to spawn yet


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 Post subject: Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Makobe Is.)
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Your nyererei Makobe have reached a size where they begin to spawn. Feed artemia for about three days, change some water and wait some days. I guess that you must not wait much longer


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Tough for me to say, but I would imagine at three inches something should be happening. Do the females appear ripe? Is the male chasing the females? Is he chasing too much to where the females look ragged? Are there enough hiding places?
Many people actually say that it is better to have multiple males, at least two or three as they will then be spending more time chasing the other males instead of harassing the females.
Haplochromis females actually decide when to breed (based on mate color) and have pretty clear preferences; they also like to have a choice. So introducing an additional male may save your females from being killed, and provide them with a point of comparison to make a choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Makobe Is.)
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i agree with axel diet may be a factor. when i desire to get my fish to spawn i increase the protiens, change inviorment, water change, some times a cooling of temp. for a few weeks and then increase will also stimulate spawning. also the day night cycle, meaning the same hours of the tank light being moved ahead or back.

teknikal is right the choice of mate is up to the female, some time an absence of the male when only one male available for a week or so may help.
i have also introduced mbuna who were ripe with a male and the spawning activity of the mbuna jumped started the stubborn vic.

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deadman";p="5563 wrote:
i have also introduced mbuna who were ripe with a male and the spawning activity of the mbuna jumped started the stubborn vic.


Fishy see fishy do ;) I am having some promising results the otherway around. Through some fulu in with my mbuna, fulu are teaching the mbuna a thing or two it seems :D


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my tank has mbuna and peacock in with them and they have enough hiding spots but still no results might try the remove male but not sure how the mbuna will react to me reintroducing him after a few days makes me a little nervous


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I would not seperate the male. Better the females.
It will be very dangerous for the male to return in his tank with all the other males.
He has left his territory and it will be occupied very soon by one of the other males.
To get it back will not be easy for the newcomer.


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i thought there was a lone male

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do you think i made a mistake by putting them in with mbuna and peacock


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The Pundamilias live nearly like Mbunas. Therefore I don´t see problems. But I could imagine that the peacocks (Aulonocara?) may get problems. They differ a little in their "way of life".


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the male is chasing but i am new to this and dont know for sure how to tell if the females are ripe
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Tough for me to say, but I would imagine at three inches something should be happening. Do the females appear ripe? Is the male chasing the females? Is he chasing too much to where the females look ragged? Are there enough hiding places?
Many people actually say that it is better to have multiple males, at least two or three as they will then be spending more time chasing the other males instead of harassing the females.
Haplochromis females actually decide when to breed (based on mate color) and have pretty clear preferences; they also like to have a choice. So introducing an additional male may save your females from being killed, and provide them with a point of comparison to make a choice.


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the females will be what we call tubing, that is a small tube protrudes from the vent. here is a link with a picture of a south american green terror "tubing"
http://www.cichlids.com/pictures/pic/Fe ... _tube.html

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I have yet to catch one of my fulu with a tube down, and yet they are little spawning machines.


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I have only seen a few tubes down, I just watch their gut and see when they are getting fat with eggs.

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they have some belly but not real big


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