Lamprologus Ocellatus gold tank

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    That was quick work :)
     
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    Great news.. Third batch has hatched and the parents didn't eat the previous batch.



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    Oh yeah awesome! Congrats @Chandz :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you

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    Last batch was exactly 2 weeks ago

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    The Shellies seem quite good that way.
    One set of parents of my multies must have about 3 broods of all different sizes living together
     
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    From what I've read, Ocellatus aren't as much like that unfortunately.

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    My occealtus still strangely have zero interest in going anywhere near the shells, let alone breeding.
     
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    Yew @Chandz

    What are you feeding these little guys.. they sure busy!!
     
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    That is odd, mine within a day of getting them had started covering the shells with sand and only leaving the hole open or filling in the shells with sand.

    My male has claimed a 45x45cm territory (the whole tank) and guards it fiercely. He has 'rescaped' the tank by moving, uncovering and covering shells. He's also made little dunes by moving the sand and rocks wherever he deems fit.

    Other than that he chases the female back to her shell (almost to say, get back to work women), occasionally fights with his reflection when he spots it and eats ferociously haha

    And don't you dare touch the glass with your finger or him and his Mrs will lose their mind





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    Haha they have definitely confused themselves for rabbits


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    That’s so funny :lol:
     
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    Wow! I love how the babies are bouncing around in the shell! This must be so rewarding to watch. Really well done on breeding them. It is definitely something that I have on my bucket list!
     
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    Do you have them on a fine substrate? If I remember correctly you using a gravel?

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    Yes, it's my favorite part of breeding fish! Thank you

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    Congrats :thumbup:
     
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    Yes, it's small rounds stones. roughly 2mm.
    Doesn't seem to bother the multies. They just move them one at a time to lower their shells.
     
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