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Old 10-09-17, 09:29
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Wild Caught L168 Succcess

Age/Size of Adults at spawning: Male is 12cm+, Female is 9/10cm (estimated)

Country of spawn: South Australia.

Tank mates: Mixture of malawi cichlids and L104 Panaque Maccus (Cichlids have now been removed since spawning)

Tank Furniture: Numerous caves (D shape, Rectangle and Triangle), two unknown pieces of drifwood and rosebush stump (all soaked, boiled etc), moss rocks and slate. Assorted plants for the pond (Lillys and other unknown plants)

Temp: 26 degrees, dropping to 20-22 degrees during water changes (depending of qty% of water change).

Filtration: Large custom sump system with internal powerhead pushing current across the face of the caves.

Lighting: 3 Foot Beamworks LED light, running approximately 10-11 hours per day (8am to around 6/7pm).

Foods: Algae Wafers throughout the week, and fresh cucumber night before water changes.

Qty% of water changes: 20-40% depending on the ammount of poop needing to be siphoned.

Frequency of water changes: Weekly

Spawning location: ZigZag TS2 Triangle cave purchased from TheTechDen.

Spawn time: Suspected to be late last week, Thursday night or Friday night as they arer still little yellow eggs at the moment. There was some slight storm weather around this week with rain Tuesday/Wednesday with spawning believed to have occured Thursday/Friday.

Additional Comments: I purchase an initial 4 specimens believe to have been even 2m/2f, after 4/5 months while at the LFS I noticed that they still had a widl caught L168 available, requested to see it and it turn out to be a monster female gravid as all mighty! (put her on hold straight away!) After introducing her into the tank, I believe she spawned once but the male ate/booted the eggs. Checked the cave where the male usually is before water change and seen the egg blob underneath him. Now after looking at all the specimensn I have (5 in total) my colony ratio is believed to be 2 males, 2 females and 1 unknown which is looking more like a boy.

Photo - some of my specimens.


Photo - Tank shot, spawn happened in the middle (left triangle) cave.


Photo - Male inside cave with suspected female outside)



Photo - Closer photo of male with his babies.
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Old 13-09-17, 06:01
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Very nice! They look unreal
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Old 13-09-17, 06:22
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Very nice! They look unreal
Thank mate! Hoping for the best.
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Old 09-11-17, 05:41
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How did you go raising the fry? Have they bred again !?
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They have bred 2 twice since posting this however the male keeps eating the eggs.

I am going to give him another chance then after that I will try strip the eggs before he gets a bit peckish.
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Old 09-11-17, 05:46
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How did you go raising the fry? Have they bred again !?
They have bred 2 twice since posting this however the male keeps eating the eggs.

I am going to give him another chance then after that I will try strip the eggs before he gets a bit peckish.
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Old 11-11-17, 18:32
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i did say to you once they start eating eggs you may as well toss the male in the bin.... lesson learnt i guess... no more torch in males cave
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Old 12-11-17, 00:19
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i did say to you once they start eating eggs you may as well toss the male in the bin.... lesson learnt i guess... no more torch in males cave
That's it johnno, do have plans to remove the demon male like you've suggested as I do have another upcoming male in the colony of 5 will have him in a display tank i reckon as he is a good looking fish!
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