Jeg havde n?sten lige k?bt mine nye fisk, 6 sommerfuglcichlider, 8 scalarer, 7 pansermaller og 4 sugemaller, da jeg efter f? dage opdagede at et par af sommerfuglecichliderne havde lagt ?g. Jeg fulgte med sp?nding udviklingen gennem tre-fire dage hvor ?ggene langsomt udviklede sig til sm? vrikkende klatter p? stenen. Desv?rre besluttede for?ldreparret sig for at flytte larverne til et sted hvorfra de hele tiden faldt ned og efter f? timer var alle larverne v?k. Jeg h?ber p? at engang f? held til se et par gennemf?re hele yngelplejen, hvilket trods gentagne fors?g ikke er lykkedes.<br><br> Jeg har siden haft ?g i mit selskabsakvarium igen, og jeg har ogs? haft ?g 3 gange i et 20l opdr?tsakvarium. Samtlige 3 gange i opdr?tsakvariet har de lagt ?ggene i en lille grube de havde gravet og jeg har derfor ikke haft mulighed for at flytte ?ggene. Den seneste gang de legede gjorde de det dog p? en sten og der kom larver ud af det, men de d?de ca. p? det tidspunkt hvor de ville have blevet fritsv?mmende.<br><br> <b>Charles Ray's korte beskrivelse af opdr?t</b><br> Jeg fandt denne post p? The Krib, der siger lidt om opdr?t og opv?kst: "Yes, I did mean 8 weeks. Fish freeswimming on January 3 laid eggs on March 1. These fish were sold as 5cm males and 3-3,5cm females. Most of those fish had successfully bred several times by July. Fish were fed a minimum of 4 times per day, a mixture of frozen brine, live BBS, frozen bloodworms (the primary food), and live daphnia on weekends. Rams seem to need more frequent feedings than Apistos and will grow extremely rapidly if provided four or more daily feedings of generous amounts of food. Water changes were made 1-3 times per week, 25% per change, with straight R/O water. Fish were bred in 40l bare bottom tanks, fed infusoria and BBS for the first three to four days, then switched to primarily BBS and live daphnia. At about three weeks, shaved frozen brine and frozen bloodworms were added to the diet. At about 6-7mm fry were moved into 160l breeder tanks with watersprite cover. Clutches ranged from about 65 to 206 fry. Beginning at 8 weeks, there were constantly pairs spawning in the grow-out tanks. It was not unusual to have 10 pairs with eggs simultaneously in a tank of 100 fish. I was able to consistently produce males 2,5-3cm SL and females 1,5-2cm SL that were breeding in 8 weeks."