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 #9592  by odin
 18 Nov 2020 15:03
Congratulations! Maybe water temperature has something to do with the release period being longer? What temperature is your tank water?

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 #9594  by Jeroen
 19 Nov 2020 10:03
Thanks a lot! They are doing great and you can see them grow by day.

That could be a logical explantion. They are just at room temperature here without heater. Normally the temperature should not drop below 17 degree at night and around 20/21 degree during the day.
Also the other eggs of other females start to develop now. Untill now they were quite dark, almost black and by now they start to turn orange/red. This is exactly the same as seen before, and these females were berried a couple of weeks later.

still weird, but if they are doing fine, i'm happy!
 #9595  by odin
 19 Nov 2020 10:12
I run my tanks with a heater and have my water at 22C constantly unless our British Summers make them rocket up, you may get more breeding if you up their tank water temperature :)

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 #9603  by Jeroen
 20 Nov 2020 07:22
Thanks for the tip! The only problem I have at the moment is that I run just a very small tank of only 2 Liters of water. I'm a little bit affraid that if I introduce a heater, that at some day I'll boil them. Besides that in 2 liter a heater takes quite some space.

My idea was to breed them slowely in this tank so I can grow a colony to introduce them later in a bigger shallow tank in which I can installl a heater. I do like the shallower tanks