Palembangensis eggs

Fat Homer

Mmmmm... Doughnuts
Staff member
Moderator
MFK Member
Mar 16, 2009
9,275
3,306
478
----
My old pair laid eggs a few times before...

you’ll be able to tell if they are fertile if they are semi translucent after a few days to a week or so... if you plan on moving them, make sure to have some light flow over them over them, as the male if i remember correctly was the one that fans the eggs till they hatch...

if they start getting a fuzz on them they are definitely infertile and will need to be removed...

Finally if they do hatch, be sure to get some live baby brine shrimp ready, as they are really tiny and can be picky eaters...

Unfortunately for me i didnt have much luck raising the young to adulthood due to inadequate setup at the time, but good luck with yours and hopefully you’ll have some nice off-spring...
 
  • Like
Reactions: tlindsey

erythrinus

Jack Dempsey
MFK Member
Aug 13, 2011
73
69
36
california
Well the eggs vanished a few hours after I saw them just as I was readying a new tank to incubate. No make was fanning them either so they were probably duds.

thanks - hopefully they’ll do it again...
 

Killduv

Piranha
MFK Member
Apr 4, 2005
506
167
76
51
Toronto, Ontario
Well the eggs vanished a few hours after I saw them just as I was readying a new tank to incubate. No make was fanning them either so they were probably duds.

thanks - hopefully they’ll do it again...
Sorry to hear what happened. Good luck in the near future with this. I have a feeling it will turn out well for you.
 

Fat Homer

Mmmmm... Doughnuts
Staff member
Moderator
MFK Member
Mar 16, 2009
9,275
3,306
478
----
Sorry to hear what happened. Good luck in the near future with this. I have a feeling it will turn out well for you.
it will probably happen again within the next few months if they are already breeding... look for extra bite marks on one of your puffers as that will likely be the female thats laying...

at least that was the case with my pair, the male kept leaving bite marks all over the female which i presumed was from mating behaviour...
 
  • Like
Reactions: Killduv

Killduv

Piranha
MFK Member
Apr 4, 2005
506
167
76
51
Toronto, Ontario
it will probably happen again within the next few months if they are already breeding... look for extra bite marks on one of your puffers as that will likely be the female thats laying...

at least that was the case with my pair, the male kept leaving bite marks all over the female which i presumed was from mating behaviour...
Yes that sounds right. The female will fatten up I am sure once again. Also a good way to sex a group of the smaller less aggressive puffers. I have seen videos with various males hanging on to females.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Fat Homer

erythrinus

Jack Dempsey
MFK Member
Aug 13, 2011
73
69
36
california
That helps. There are 3 individuals on that side but one is particularly fat and aggressive with food. A smaller one was hanging out near the eggs and is still in the vicinity. I think this one may be the female. The third pic is probably the male lurking in the back.

0571E8D8-7334-4611-AEC5-4A0C0B6D66EA.jpeg

BD23E927-D039-4C59-B429-62416D27B49D.jpeg

C28F2A61-B4F4-4D96-A8AC-558542828E17.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • Like
Reactions: Fat Homer
zoomed.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store