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Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by 2poc on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:07 pm

These guys have finally done the business.. They have been going through the motions for months, I thought they must have been two males but they laid a nice batch of eggs today.

They have been busy hammering every other fish in the tank ever since...







Not sure if the vid will work but here we go, click to see vid


Fingers crossed I'll be able to raise some of these guys

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by minky on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:51 pm

Wow great pics it will be a great achievement when they have hatched. Great news keep us up to date when they hatch
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by andrewo on Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:45 am

That's great news
Patrick, well done! thumbs up

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by 2poc on Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:49 am

Thanks guys yep 

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by Kelly on Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:16 am

That's a beauty, well done, fingers are crossed
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by upthedeise on Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:32 pm

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by 2poc on Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:39 pm

Cheers guys, I plan to remove the eggs once I have wrigglers assuming they last that long.
Might be easier said than done, the male must be 14 inches long and currently attacks the glass if I even look at him..

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by lee77 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:04 pm

Great news Patrick. I wouldnt like to put my hand into that tank 10101010 
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by arabu1973 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:40 pm

I'll do it just let me know when you see the wriglers

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by andrewo on Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:25 pm

Please video the removal of wrigglers! I for one would pay to watch it lol; ok just kidding there! But please video the wrigglers yep 
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by 2poc on Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:02 pm

I'd pay to watch Arabu1973 doing it, great that he's doing it free! ;)
I'll make sure to starve them beforehand so they're especially vicious..


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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by andrewo on Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:20 pm

777777777777 

You are such a devil lol
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by arabu1973 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:54 pm

You know that your sister would kill you if something happens to me, or she'll pay you for something to happen, it can go either way....

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by lee77 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:13 pm

laugh laugh laugh 
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by 2poc on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:22 pm

arabu1973 wrote:You know that your sister would kill you if something happens to me, or she'll pay you for something to happen, it can go either way....
You have life insurance right?? If not, best take some out. I might need you to take a look at my toaster while you're catching the fish, it'd be terrible if it fell into the tank while your arm was in there..

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by arabu1973 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:13 am

I'll be to busy using the hairdryer....

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by alan johnston on Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:21 pm

eeeeeeee

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by 2poc on Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:14 pm

Unfortunately the eggs weren't viable.. I think it was due to having a power head right over the spawning site.. I'll know for next time..
Bought myself a group of orino bass and a group of C. Myersi to cheer me up! :)

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by Kelly on Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:34 pm

better luck next time, pics of new group when settled yep
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by 2poc on Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:30 pm

The new group are super tiny, i'd need a macro lens yep Keeping baby peacock bass is a challenge, gotta feed them lots or they fade away.
I put this new group into a 400 litre tank, it must feel like a swimming pool to them!

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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by andrewo on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:36 pm

Ahh sorry to hear that, next time hopefully!
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by mac on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:32 pm

They look amazing and if they did it once they'll do it again. So Patrick you've around 3 weeks to get the fry tank ready, make sure it a big tank yep
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Re: Spawning Kelberi Peacock Bass

Post by 2poc on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:59 pm

Thanks guys, I'll be ready for them next time :)

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