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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 10-03-2009, 02:26 PM
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Older but interesting thread. I feed mine every other or every 3rd day and they breed pretty well for me.
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Fat B View Post
Older but interesting thread. I feed mine every other or every 3rd day and they breed pretty well for me.
i agree i have the same luck as you and only feed every 3 days or so
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In the past I use to bred livebearers so I would do a good water change throw some small feeders in there and in a day or two a female's tube would drop
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TR6 View Post
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.
This chap has a good point. So, lets say me for example: I have a 135g 6 foot aquarium, with a number of terra cotta tubes and aragonite substrate. I do water changes weekly right now of 35% and add prime. I have a colony of WC Moba ranging from 5" to 7" (alpha male being 7") I feed NLS 2mm sinking pellets daily and frozen krill once a week. The tank is in a non traffic room and i use actinic lighting for a part of the day to enjoy their beauty when i am in the room.

All this said, what size colony would be best suited to make them comfortable to breed?

Any and all thoughts welcome.

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135g WC Moba 2m/8fm
150g WC Mpimbwe 3m/10fm
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75g Holding Tank Moba
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:00 AM
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I was wondering about this Myself. I know there are other Factors. I was just wondering if feeding scheduled affected it?
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:01 AM
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I really don't see how the frequency would affect breeding. One thing that I've noticed will trigger spawns is P.E. Mysis. It's expensive frozen food but it works.
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Looks to me like this poll demonstrates feeding frequency isn't the key. Numbers not that different and looks like you can have success (or not) either way.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:05 PM
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Here's my twist. I feed every day and my fish barely hold 3 days. I wonder if they would hold better id they weren't used to being fed every day.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:01 AM
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I use to feed my colony of Moba every day and would spawn on a regular basis, but would not hold past three days. I changed to feeding every other day and nothing has changed. My tank is a little strange at the moment with my male to female ratio, as of now my colony consists of four males and seven females. When the three hundred gallon is done I am planning on splitting into two colony and picking up a couple more girls.
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