L306 breeding advice

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L306 breeding advice

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My colony of L306 were not breeding. Water was 76.
I raised water temperature to 79 & in 3 days I have 2 batches of eggs.
Anyone explain the phenomenon, I was thinking lower water temperature to trigger breeding.
Any other advice would be greatly appreciated friends!
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Hi Eric one of your videos showed a ziss breeder box that looked twice as large as the usual ones for sale, was that custom made?
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Congratulations on your spawns!

No, it's a standard Ziss BL-2.

I chose it because it has a solid floor, which provides two benefits: 1) it prevents microworms from falling out of the box (a problem even with the fine mesh of the German breeder rings) and 2) when you drain the parents' tank for a water change, the BL-2 captures a small amount of water so that the babies don't lose all their water.

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Thanks so much I will definitely get some of those!
Looking for a ziss style that is huge for attaching to some of my larger tanks.
The tanklimate holes are to big.
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AmazonTank wrote: 24 Feb 2024, 18:22 Thanks so much I will definitely get some of those!
Looking for a ziss style that is huge for attaching to some of my larger tanks.
The tanklimate holes are to big.
I've got over 200 Auchenipterichthys coracoideus in my Ziss BL-2. The babies are getting big so I need to move them to a bigger home. I could just release the babies into a larger tank, but I really like the value of breeder boxes to allow me to concentrate feedings and not just throw food into a big tank, while at the same time benefitting from the stable water quality provided by a big tank to house the box.

I'm contemplating making a larger makeshift box like the BL-2 using a plastic shoe box and fine mesh, but I'll have to source the mesh.

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That sounds so sweet.
I been raising my babies from last year in a 40 gallon seaclear uniquarium.
Might just get a couple tanklimates and add some mesh to the holes.
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