Ochre Striped Cardinals Apogon compressus Holding Eggs in his mouth.

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by Erick, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I have a pair in my tank. I noticed on Saturday one was holding eggs in his mouth. Today it looked like he may have eaten them his pouch was smaller. Anyone breed these? Curious on care.
     
  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    A very cool thing. But don't bother unless you plan to collect the eggs and incubate. Been there...then left ;). I even offerd my colony to the Steinhart but they did not have room for them. Enjoy it while it lasts.
     
  3. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    I have a couple of pairs that breed like clockwork. I have yet to see the males release the babies, but know when they do cuz their eating during feeding time.
     
  4. Erick

    Erick Guest

    Thanks Erin,
    I saw one of your old threads about it, but there wasn't anything in it, other than a link to marinebreeders :D I was pretty sure I wouldn't go down the route of raising them, but I was curious how hard it would be. If it meant just feeding some smaller foods, I might be down for that.
     
  5. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Erick
    Again, enjoy it while these event occur. Congradulations on creating an environment that the the fish feel comfortable in. Fish eggs are tasty morsals of free food too.
     

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