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Author Topic: MY RASBORAS ARE SPAWNING!!!  (Read 2451 times)
20 Gallon: Apisto Agassizi, Bolivian Ram, Neon Tetras, Peppered Corys
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« on: January 24, 2008, 07:56:26 PM »

I just bought my fish less than a week ago and they are spawning right now.  This is my first real tank since I was a little kid and I just started the cycling.  I dont have a breeder tank or anything else like that.  My female seems very willing and I have seen her deposit a few eggs but everytime she does the males swarm her and she gets scared and the males who arent getting it on will try to eat the eggs.

My tank is a 20 gallon with 5 Harlequin Rasboras and 1 ADF. 
pH is 7.2
Ammonia is about 0.2
Nitrite and Nitrate are 0
Temp is about 78

From what Ive read these arent even close to the proper conditions for spawning so im shocked that they are doing it.  Does anyone have some tips that will help my babies live? 

I removed a word I personally didn't like.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 08:50:37 PM »

Nope, rasbora fry are extrememly tiny and delicate. You would need to pull them out and have excellent conditions and be prepared with the appropriate food source. I suspect your current water conditions will prevent them from hatching, or developing if they do.

It's still fun though  Smiley  don't worry, they'll do it some more. In the meantime be prepared to do the necessary water changes to try and keep these guys alive. You did not choose a good fish for cycling.

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008, 03:33:54 PM »

Well all the eggs were eaten.  I didnt know rasboras were bad to cycle with, and now im scared.  But I have been doing water changes at least every other day.  Its been a week and ammonia is only around 0.25.
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