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#1 jimmyx

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:34 PM

i got 3 pairs of these a few weeks ago .. at the moment i have them in a 3 ft tank ..i intend moving them this week into a 4 ft tank on their own .. since i got them they have spawned twice ..first time i never even knew until i seen the fry going down the sink during a water change .. i am hoping to set them up in the 4 ft tank and let them breed away .. do they eat there own young ?? or is it safe to let them stay with the parents ..i new to this and any help will be great ..i have breed victorian cichlids and tropheus for the last 6 years ... thanks ,,all the best jimmy

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:57 PM

Hi Jimmy,

First of all welcome to the SC forums. We have a couple of articles on the breeding of petricola. Here http://www.scotcat.c...s/article25.htm and http://www.scotcat.c...s/article30.htm In the both articles they have seemed to take the eggs out but I do know that they can be slow growing. Not as slow as S.polli who can take quite a few months to grow to any reasonable size.

Well done on the spawning as I have been trying with S.lucipinnis for about a year now with no success.
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