Tanganyikan gobie's spawning

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  1. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    Here is a short video of our gobies spawning. Sorry for the shaky footage but I was using a telephoto lense with no tripod [​IMG]

    A total of 15 eggs were laid and she picked up 13. At 1:00 minute into the video you will see the female drop a tiny yellow egg, then spin around and take it in her mouth. This is their first time, so not sure how many will hatch if any at all.


     
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  2. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Cool! Post pictures of the fry if the eggs hatch.
     
  3. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    We will see how it goes. In 10-12 days the female will pass the larvae to the male, he will then carry them for 7-10 days before releasing them. First time parents are not always successful, keep your fingers crossed
     
  4. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    UPDATE: Day 11
    Last night the female was trying to get the males attention so she could pass the larvae... But when the lights went out she was still unsuccessful. This afternoon I fed and noticed the female was eating and didn't look so puffy. Looks like sometime today she passed the little guys to dad to carry for the next week or so!!!
     
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    That is cool! Do you have pictures?
     
  6. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    just took a picture of dad... he isn't cooperating with the camera, so this will have to do for now.
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  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    The blue spots are really showing up there!
     
  8. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    Yeah, they have really nice spots... And the red highlights on the fins are nice as well.
    Here they are few weeks prior to spawning.
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  9. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    IMG_0926.JPG Update, day 17:
    Pulled dad to the nursery tank where he released all 13 fry :D
    They are all at varying stages of development, so we will see if they all survive. Here is a crummy cell phone pic.
     
  10. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    Here they are 18 hrs later... it's almost like doubled in size overnight :D fry day 2.jpg
     
  11. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    They are too cute, congrats on a successfull spawn.
     
  12. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    Thanks! :D
     
  13. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    Came home from work a couple days ago and discovered they had been at it again! Mom is holding another mouth full of eggs! :D
     
  14. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    21 days later dad released another 20 new goby babies :D 6-21-17 gobie release.jpg
     
  15. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

  16. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    How are the fry doing @Dharma ?
     
  17. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    Doing well... I'll try and post some pictures tonight.
     
  18. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    IMG_1334.JPG IMG_1345.JPG Tough to photograph the lil buggers!
     
  19. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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  20. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    They are common Bushynose Plecos.
     
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  21. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    If they were a rarer/more colorful species I wouldn't mind taking a couple off your hands.
     
  22. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

  23. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    Nope, just the common BNP... They serve a purpose with my Tanganyikans and can handle the harsh conditions.
     

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