Thread: Blood Parrots laying eggs
02-02-2011, 02:58 PM #1
Blood Parrots laying eggs
My blood parrots have been laying eggs every 4 days or so for the last couple weeks!!! It's a shame the male is sterile because they are laying massive amounts of eggs. Free snacks I guess for the other fish in the tank.55g- blood parrots, hatchetfish, SAE, bristlenose plecos
02-02-2011, 03:17 PM #2
Yep, lots of high protein snacks!!
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02-02-2011, 04:09 PM #3
How warm is their water? That's a lot of spawns. Mine just got done Monday but now won't spawn again for awhile. I only have 1 female to 4 males, tho.
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Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 02-02-2011 at 06:06 PM.
02-02-2011, 05:54 PM #4
Now I know that BP males are sterile but something I have searched for and not found out is why? If they are a cross breed to make the fish, why does that automatically make the males sterile?FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
02-02-2011, 06:21 PM #5
good question about being sterile. not sure the answer
water temp is 79 degrees.55g- blood parrots, hatchetfish, SAE, bristlenose plecos
02-09-2011, 02:38 AM #6
There is the theory on the BPs being intentionally made sterile by shady overseas market protection practices, but I have no idea if that is true or not. I also read from time to time remarks about successful breedings, meaning non-sterile males, but again I have seen no evidence. They are a weird fish to find any sort of truth about.