Kuli loaches breeding

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  1. Paul
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    Hi guys just want to share my 3rd brood. growing fast and very active.

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    Very lekker !

    Loved these when I was younger, they always created great excitement once or if I was lucky twice a year when I spotted one in the tank :)
     
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    Nice Paul,

    Mystery loaches I call them, I hardly saw mine when I had a couple.

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    Very nice. I found mine to be active and not shy at all. Once I added other fish I hardly ever saw them.
     
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    that's amazing,
     
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    Sitting with yet another cluster of eggs.
     
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    For those wanting to breed them it is really easy.
     
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    some pics would be cool of the spawning ?

    I read they spawn on floating plants which is most interesting, as this is one critter given its hiding antics I though would surely have a secret nest under hardscape or even underground ! :)
     
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    Please can you share some info...
     
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    Hi Trevor mine has always laid their eggs under the sand close to plant roots.
     
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    I have never seen them spawn at the surface. i keep them in a 50/50 solution of tap and RO water with a pH of 6.5 when i want to breed them i feed them on blood worm for a week or so then i slowly start with a small strobe light to mimic lightning and a spray bar set on fine stream as to mimic rain fall. and the rest is history the wigglers show up 2 to 3 days after spawning and i have always seen them appear from the substrate around the crypts that's why i say the parents lay their eggs in the substrate. they do a fantastic mating dance. on a last note no strobe no breed that i have seen over and over but as soon as i put the strobe light on mating begins.
     
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    Sounds like the 60's and 70's all over again. Well maybe without the acid test.

    Later Ferdie
     
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