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Offline Judyok

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Rest period from spawning
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:25:31 AM »
Does anyone know how often a breeding pair should get rest from spawning?  My female Sumbu dwarf is spawning every 4 to 6 weeks and I feel she should have time to rest and gain weight.  Should I pull the male out for awhile, and if so, how long?

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Re: Rest period from spawning
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 06:55:48 PM »
that can be an issue for some fish, especially mouthbrooders.  As long as she is eating and not getting beat up, you will probably be alright. 

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Offline Judyok

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Re: Rest period from spawning
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 08:17:25 PM »
Thank you Kyle.  She looks good she's not skinny or beat up.

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Re: Rest period from spawning
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2014, 08:45:48 AM »
My sumbu did the same thing, as have my brevis. Fry every month for about 5-6 months, then they slow down. By the 5th clutch I'm usually out of room for fry so I leave them in the tank with the adults. Then I notice the folks slow down on their usual reproduction routine... So out come the fry again, and it's back to business.
In nature multiple species typically do not live in the same niche in the same location. If they do cross paths, they will compete since they are filling the same role in their ecosystem and compete - eventually one will succeed while the others will cease. Welcome to evolution.

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Re: Rest period from spawning
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014, 10:20:08 AM »
Thank you Alleycat.  It's reassuring to know that.