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Cyphotilapia Breeding Discussion of Cyphotilapia frontosa & gibberosa breeding, stripping, tumbling and fry care.


View Poll Results: Do your fronts breed regularly....
Feed every day=Regular Breeding 20 28.99%
Feed every day=No/Rare Breeding 9 13.04%
Feed every other day=Regular Breeding 17 24.64%
Feed every other day= No/Rare Breeding 5 7.25%
Feed 5-6 times week=Regular Breeding 12 17.39%
Feed 5-6 times week= No/Rare Breeding 6 8.70%
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:37 AM
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Default Correlation: Feeding Frequency and Breeding Fronts

Just a thought here, I've heard how you feed can effect how your fronts breed. I wonder if there is any truth to that...
If you have fronts that are 2+ years old, breeding age and size reply please reply...
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:04 PM
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Since my burundi's are still too small to breed (Biggest is 3.5"+) I can't tell. I feed the fry 1-2 times a day and fast then 2 days a week.


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I feed my Mobas everyday and for the last 3 months they been breeding every month one female is holding but they never hold past 4 days i am going to strip them this time i have 2 of them right now with tubes dropped i will have to wait and see what happens
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sweet! Good luck this time around!
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I feed my Mobas everyday and for the last 3 months they been breeding every month one female is holding but they never hold past 4 days i am going to strip them this time i have 2 of them right now with tubes dropped i will have to wait and see what happens
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Just a thought here, I've heard how you feed can effect how your fronts breed. I wonder if there is any truth to that...
If you have fronts that are 2+ years old, breeding age and size reply please reply...
for your info not all people can get there fronts to spawn there is alottttttt more involved then just food IMO

really not a good thread because its going to give false advice IMO i feed every other day and have great results but i can say there are alot of people with fronts that do what i do and dont have the same results
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for your info not all people can get there fronts to spawn there is alottttttt more involved then just food IMO
I understand there are a ton of factors that influence breeding of fronts. One of them MAY be feeding. I'm just trying to see if there might be any correlation.
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not really more like water conditions (need to be stable) and tank size. Feeding is mandatory...keeping everything else stable definitely helps. What it comes down to is if they are totally comfortable in their environment they will breed no matter if you have aqua deco or not.
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I understand there are a ton of factors that influence breeding of fronts. One of them MAY be feeding. I'm just trying to see if there might be any correlation.
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Maybe it not how much you feed or the frequency, but the brand of food one chooses to use?
really, i think that the type or amount of food has less of a impact on breeding compared to water quality, tank size, colony size, and comfort of environment.

6-7 years ago i fed alot more, my then burundi and kigoma bred alot.
since then i have fed alot less, and still my mpimbwe spawn.
my kitumba however do not.
I do the same exact thing with them, and no action.
I think my male is a dud, and will be getting another kitumba male soon.
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I agree. Food is not the only thing involved in breeding.
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I also feel that there are so many factors, but hay, lets get this piece of the puzzle worked on so that evantualy we will solve the entire puzzle one piece at a time. I think this is a good thread for what it is attempting to learn more on. Thanks for the effort made!
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