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  1. #1

    Default Blood Parrots laying eggs

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    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, SAE, bristlenose plecos

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    Yep, lots of high protein snacks!!

    Google is your friend. Use it!!!

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    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.

    WOW. I'm on a roll transposing words!!!!! Sorry all.
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 02-02-2011 at 06:06 PM.

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    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?

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    good question about being sterile. not sure the answer

    water temp is 79 degrees.
    55g- blood parrots, SAE, bristlenose plecos

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    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.

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