Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning

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Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning

Post by preston143 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:10 am

Spotted Congo Puffer Spawning (Eggs) caught on video https://youtu.be/lYFjtxE20sk
June 22, 2018 - Walked into my fish room and caught my Spotted Congo Puffers breeding again. Just about 10 days after the last round and a tank full of little fry. Amazing action at 3:54 - the male beats the eggs right out of the female. Interesting note: I did a 30% water change the night before and the next day I noticed the male being very aggressive and attacking the two females all day long leading up to the spawn. After the first sign of eggs the female took the male into a large cave I have in the tank. It's half a clay pot with river rocks hiding it. Nine minutes later the male came out. 22 minutes later the female reappeared - super skinny. You'll see in the video that my other female is super full of eggs too so maybe another video soon. ----- Tank is a 75g gallon with 30 gallon sump (Live Plants, Malaysian driftwood, almond leaves, river rock.) Three Puffers - 1 male and 2 females Tank mates: 1 Ancistrus sp. (Bristlenose Pleco) and 30 Cherry Shrimp (the puffers have zero interest in eating them!?!) Night before breeding: • 30% water • water was remineralized RODI - 184 tds • water temp was 24.9 celsius • pH 7.40 • Ammonia 0 ppt • Nitrite 0 ppt • Nitrate 10-20 ppt (can't ever tell on the colors with the API tests) • KH 53.7 • GH 125.3 Night of Breeding (tested water right after) • water was remineralized RODI - 279 tds • water temp was 25.3 celsius • pH 7.40 • Ammonia 0 ppt • Nitrite 0 ppt • Nitrate 5-10 ppt (can't ever tell on the colors with the API tests) • KH 89.5 • GH 125.3
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Another - Successful T. schoutedeni spawning 7/4/18

Post by preston143 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:35 pm

My male and second female breed yesterday. I saw and stopped my other female from eating eggs. She was all over them. I moved most of the eggs out to other tanks to do some "testing" on water parameters... This being the third spawn, I'm running out of tanks to put the over 100 fry. I plan on uploading videos of them each day to track the progress. Also if anyone is in the Phoenix area and interested in learning more about T. schoutedeni, send me a PM.
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Re: Successful T. schoutendi spawning

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:47 pm

Congratulations, this is amazing! I can’t wait to see if the fry make it to juvis, how unbelievably exciting!
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Re: Successful T. schoutendi spawning

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:47 pm

Congratulations, this is amazing! I can’t wait to see if the fry make it to juvis, how unbelievably exciting!
"Genetics loads the gun, and environment pulls the trigger."-Brené Brown

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Re: Successful T. schoutendi spawning

Post by preston143 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:23 pm

Bleedingheartmommy wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Congratulations, this is amazing! I can’t wait to see if the fry make it to juvis, how unbelievably exciting!
Thanks! At what point do you think they would be considered juveniles? 3 months?

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Re: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning

Post by hadla » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 am

Am I the only one who doesn’t see the pics???? I wanna see the tiny puffs!!
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Re: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning

Post by astrid37 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:48 pm

How are the babies doing?

I can't see the photos either!

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Re: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning

Post by preston143 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:19 pm

Here is an updated video on one of the captive bred Tetraodon schoutedeni puffer groups I have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw136ovOw6w I'll be posting more soon as they are already double the size from this video in just two short weeks.

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Re: Successful Tetraodon schoutedeni spawning

Post by hadla » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:53 pm

😲 little baby puffs that look like dps! 💕
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