View Full Version : first batch of frontosa eggs...

11-27-2008, 11:46 PM
my frontosas have finally matured and spawned for the first time monday night.
I'll probably strip the female in about 14 days. Is this a good timeline? I strip my eartheaters at 14 days and it seems to work perfectly with them.
Here is a pic of the female holding eggs, and the big daddy...
...you can't see the eggs in the photo, but they're there...

11-27-2008, 11:58 PM
Great pics Crispy! :19: Nice fronts,way to go!
Are you going to keep the fry?
Won't the earth eaters get the eggs?

11-28-2008, 12:36 AM
I have a 20 gallon fry tank with about 40 earth eaters in it now, so the frontosa fry can go in there. I will strip her of the fry at 14 days, so none should be eaten as long as she doesn't spit them out sooner.
Here's a pic of the fry tank with baby earth eaters...

11-28-2008, 04:32 AM
Are you selling them or have you had any thoughts about it yet?
Great looking fry! I have wanted some for quite some time now.

11-28-2008, 02:28 PM
yeah, I'll sell 'em or trade 'em. I have about 40 eartheaters in the fry tank now.

11-28-2008, 02:31 PM
Here's a couple pics of the male eartheater, and a pic with the male and a few females.

11-28-2008, 04:08 PM
congrats and lovely pictures:19:

11-28-2008, 04:29 PM
Great shots again!:19:

11-28-2008, 06:17 PM
Stunning fish, congrats on the eggs, are your fronts Burundi?
beautiful markings.

12-04-2008, 10:43 PM
I think they most resemble kigomas... not positive though.

Demi ^_^
12-04-2008, 10:45 PM
Congrats on the eggs and you have lovely fish! Terrific photos!

12-04-2008, 11:04 PM
I think they most resemble kigomas... not positive though.

You are spot on with your id, they are indeed Kigomas Distinguished by their seven stripes, I think there are other species that resemble Kigomas but
they have a lot more yellow on them and less blue, beautiful fronts.

12-04-2008, 11:27 PM
I would wait a little longer to strip them. Maybe 21 days since the eggs take a little longer to hatch.

Personally I always prefer to let them carry and release the fry themselves but I am not going to argue for or against stripping.

12-04-2008, 11:45 PM
If I don't strip them, the fry will be fish food... we'll see what happens... I'll keep my eye on the female and maybe wait close to the 21 day mark.