Fish Folk Posted June 8, 2021 Share Posted June 8, 2021 (edited) Been thinking recently about a few fish we tried successfully breeding and raising, came close, but ultimately failed with in the end. In sport fishing, there’s the iconic narrative of “the one that got away.” I challenge anyone to share a story of fish breeding _failure_ here. Here’s mine... Laetacara araguaiae (Purple Smiler) An interesting small Cichlid from South America. We bought half a dozen subadults at a fish club auction. Let them mature in a 20 gal. long until some began to pair off. We used rain water / sump ground water for water changes. Fed on live and frozen foods, and finally had a spawn. We pulled eggs, and were soon rewarded with a glorious cloud of free-swimming fry. But something went wrong, and the batch crashed. Then it happened all over again. I think, looking back, that the vinegar eels had too much acid in. Eventually we sold the adults. But now I’m wishing we had kept trying... So what’s your fish tale? Edited June 8, 2021 by Fish Folk 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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