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dr exum

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well - seems my 3xl water changes have triggered my 12” mono girl to start digging a nest - not sure who the baby daddy gonna be 😂 - lil fogo’s on her side and a kel

any tips on how to turn this off?

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You’ll see some sparing and lip locking if you do indeed have a pair. Once they do pair up they will spawn by weekly or monthly and there’s no stopping it. Chalk it up to a healthy aquarium. Looking good btw.
 
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You’ll see some sparing and lip locking if you do indeed have a pair. Once they do pair up they will spawn by weekly or monthly and there’s no stopping it. Chalk it up to a healthy aquarium. Looking good btw.

ahh - i’ll have to see who she chooses

i think 1 year ago my thought was to segregate the pair to another system.... sadly pretty packed at the moment
 
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dr exum

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well,

seems the green fogo is guarding the “nest”
 
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dr exum

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Well, didn’t take long for fogos to get hybridized. 😂 who’s ready for some mogos? Joking aside it is awesome that you’re getting that behavior out of them.
mogo’s - i like it 🤔-

knew something like this might happen - will see where it leads and split the group into two if necessary-

i have no intention of releasing mogo’s into the mainstream 😁
 
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mogo’s - i like it 🤔-

knew something like this might happen - will see where it leads and split the group into two if necessary-

i have no intention of releasing mogo’s into the mainstream 😁
Maybe not the mainstream, but I wouldn’t be opposed to growing them out to see how they look. 🤔
 
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Maybe not the mainstream, but I wouldn’t be opposed to growing them out to see how they look. 🤔
i tried a limited breeding and reselling project early pandemic - the time and effort didn’t really pencil out... i’m a hobbiest for now....

going to do some gravel vacs and change hardscape up a bit - hopefully disrupts the behavior -
 
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i’ve had two non cichla deaths in the tank here - L14 / Sailfin Pictus -

currently little cloudy eye in a few as i had a nitrate spike when auto w/c was off -

Going to go three rounds of Prazi with some levamisole on the tail end of the 7th day... with large W/C gravel vac - not sure if they died from Tilapia or Bass gave it to them -

all bass eating - one Orino looks stressed though....

Any thoughts or tips welcome!
 
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