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Old 02-11-2017, 03:17 PM
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My adult wild caught Mpimbwe Frontosas that I bought a year ago have spawned seven times. I let the moms hold close to term if they could. Four of the times it worked, three of the times eggs are gone within three days. If they make it beyond day three it seems it will be a success. There are three females. All have spawned at least once.

I donít want to do the tumble thing if they can learn to hold on their own. At the moment I have an extra 90 gallon available. At the next spawn should I move the mom to that tank on her own? Are they more likely to hold if alone? Should I do it day one? Will she spit the eggs and not pick them up?
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I don't normally isolate mine. I do sometimes set up a sort of tangle of branches and rocks for a holding female to hide and release fry, though. But I've known some people to set up a 'maternity tank' to keep a female in, something I've done before also. So it's an option, just a matter of preference or what works with your group imo.
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I'm not a fan of isolating females. Seems it's far more upheaval than they'll take. I prefer to strip and tumble.
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