Spectracanthicus zuanoni (L354) spawned!

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Spectracanthicus zuanoni (L354) spawned!

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So, it finally happened :d



Two days later I found they had spawned but it was a bit of a mess...



I took the eggs in the early morning and then rushed off to work. Later that day I cleaned up the egg mass and found there were still some good and fertile eggs.
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Terrific, Jac! Well done.
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Congratulations Jac! Looking forward at seeing the fry!

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Thank you both :d

Here’s a picture from yesterday evening, day 1:

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And from today, day 2:

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To be continued.
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Day 3.

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Day 4, a day of premature hatching but there also were some good eggs still.

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Day 1 for the fry.

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Keep going. They look good.

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Thanks Eric!
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Day 2.

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Two days ago I found them trapping again :d Never saw any signs of breeding behavior prior to trapping. It was a complete surprise!!



The next day I found the eggs at the back of the cave.



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Great job Jac, still kicking myself for missing out on a group of these. My Leporacanthicus have been trapping intermittently for close to 2 weeks and still no spawn. So very impressive from your fish, keep us updated.

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Awesome work and great pics. Congratulations

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Whilest I was on holiday the group spawned again. The male kicked the eggs out just before hatching day. This time a great outcome :d They fry are doing great!

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Wonderful end to holiday. Congratulations!

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The fry are doing great. Here are some pictures from day 5 and 6.
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Fantastic!

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Wonderful success, Jac. Keep the pics coming.

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8 Days old and almost ready for their first feed. Put some Walnut leaves in their fry ring.
Can't wait for them to get some more colour and pattern. They promise to be spectaculair b-)

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Two weeks old :YMDAYDREAM:
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Three weeks old.
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