View Full Version : It is the Season?

02-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Since November only my tangerine tigers were berried and not many of them either. Last week is was extremely cold here in GA, as I am sure you all noticed, and I added a space heater to the fish room. This week it is considerably warmer again and I noticed 1 berried blue bee shrimp, 2 OEBTs, and 4 tangerine tigers. My CRS are still not in the mood. Is it the season or the temps that make the difference? If it is the temps then I will run the space heater more often. None of my tanks have heaters but I keep my room temps at 76, however, my fish room never gets that warm since it is located directly over the garage so the tank temps are closer to 70. BTW my L340 plecos are also getting it on. I have been watching fish porn for the last 2 days as he has a female trapped in his cave and vibrates profusely but so far no eggs. My salt and pepper corys laid over 100 eggs and I managed to save 3 Weitzmani cory eggs. But none of them have hatched yet and my hatch rate is poor. I must be doing something wrong. But this could be the start of a good season.

02-06-2014, 04:26 PM
I was reading somewhere for RCS that all spawning activity stops when the water temp drops below (IIRC) about 65 or so. My RCS were feeding well and growing before I put the cheater in the tank, but weren't spawning. I added one the $10 Tetra preset jobs to it and the temps have been stable around 73. Seeing more babies in the tank now.

02-06-2014, 06:07 PM
from my experiences, my corys always spawned more in the winter. the more frequent rains i think. And the colder water from the water changes