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I think these are just awesome looking fish and I have been playing with the idea of purchasing a male/female pair. I have pretty much decided to do it now that I have set up another 75 gallon tank with an environment that happens to be perfect for these guys.
If they never spawned for me I would still have 2 really cool whiptails…. But as a breeder I obviously would prefer that they do spawn for me.
If anybody has experience with these fish specifically an would like to chime in that would be cool.
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Often times there is more information in the forums than in the BLOGs. Have you tried a search of the forums? Here are some results I found, just searching for "cryptodon."
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There's a lot there, both about keeping and some about breeding. Hopefully you find something helpful.
Good luck with them if you get them!
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You will have even better odds with a second tank containing 6 males and 4 females too.
And even higher probability of spawning with a third tank...
I speak from experience breeding a lot of different species.
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In some species males need competition in order to even try. In others, the group helps the fishes to feel at home
In a tank, we always select on the ability to adapt to life in a tank. Some do better than others, and if you start with more, chances are much better you have a male and female which accept your tank enough to breed.
Obviously if the fish are rather large, keeping a group will become a problem, but that is not the issue here.