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Will apisto mother take care of new batch of eggs?

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by jmoua, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. jmoua

    jmoua New Member

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    Hello all,

    I was wondering if my apisto borelli mother will take care of a new batch of eggs that isn't hers. She is currently raising 20+ fry of her own that are about 1 week old. My apisto D-37 spawned and I want to pull the eggs since the first spawn failed. I remembered reading a post from Mike saying that apisto female borelli were used in the old days to raise fry from other apisto species.
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    jmoua New Member

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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Yes, they were used to guard/raise fry of other species, but I know of no claim that they tended the eggs of other species. Also understand that if her own fry are considerably larger than new/introduced fry that the new fry might well be thought of as food by the larger fry.
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    jmoua New Member

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    Okay. Thanks for the reply Mike. Looks like I have about 10 wigglers. While she guides her own fry around the tank to find food she also moves the wigglers along with them.

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