I’ve got eggs

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DaisyTattoo

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My rams have decided the new cave was pretty nice and they laid eggs on it. My ph is 8.2 so I’m pretty surprised, although the breeder keeps them in a higher ph. I don’t have any food for them and they are in a community so I don’t expect any survivors, but neat none the less. 7E348659-9A8C-4C54-B550-E43780D9FF6D.jpeg
 
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fishorama

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Congrats! Some of those eggs don't look fertile, clear or white not fertile, tan is good!

It often takes at least a couple times of egg laying/male fertilizing for even a happy pair to get it right...& then there the community tank thing. It sounds like you have the right attitude.

Either way it's caviar or tiny fry for all...but you just might get a survivor or more. Lot's of plants & rocks help.

Once a pair "gets it", they'll get better at breeding...more eggs & better fertilizing...IME every 4 weeks is pretty cichlid normal, or even more.

Good luck!
 

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So cool! I've kept many Rams in the past and it's always thrilling when they breed.
The eggs don't look fertile and I cannot imagine they would hatch anyway with that high PH.
You said the breeder has even higher PH?
Do know his/her water parameterrs?
 

DaisyTattoo

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They ate all the eggs later that day. The breeder raises them in 8.2 but breeds them in a lower ph. They have yet to spawn again.
 

DaisyTattoo

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Water parameters were ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 10. That’s what I always try to keep the tank at.
 
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