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schillbw
03-08-2014, 10:01 PM
I received a pair of brichardi from a friend about a year ago and haven't gotten them to spawn. They are in a 29 with 4 multies. Rock work and shells make up the right side of the tank and crushed coral on the left for the multies. I've tried frequent large water changes to infrequent small changes. Any advice from you all? Maybe some tricks or past successes? Thanks

oxheart
03-08-2014, 10:30 PM
I will ask the obvious and not trying to be cute or anything . Are you absolutely sure you have a pair
?

Demonfish
03-08-2014, 11:13 PM
They do need caves, very infrequent changes, very hard water, and let everything get algae covered. Give them an inverted flower pot with a hole in it and verify you have a real pair. They should breed like rabbits and kill everything else in the tank.

schillbw
03-09-2014, 07:52 AM
I will ask the obvious and not trying to be cute or anything . Are you absolutely sure you have a pair
?
They spawned for my buddy previously. They are about the same size but one has the hump on the forehead. Maybe they're too old?

schillbw
03-09-2014, 07:54 AM
They do need caves, very infrequent changes, very hard water, and let everything get algae covered. Give them an inverted flower pot with a hole in it and verify you have a real pair. They should breed like rabbits and kill everything else in the tank.
I'll clear out the multies and add a flower pot today. There isn't much algae going on in there right now. I guess I was doing too much changing of water (weekly 15%)

Roger
03-09-2014, 10:28 AM
What is the temp and pH? I have had better luck with high pH and lower temps (low to mid 70's)

oxheart
03-09-2014, 12:42 PM
They spawned for my buddy previously. They are about the same size but one has the hump on the forehead. Maybe they're too old?
I have a pair of wild daffadils . More or less same fish both have nice bumps on forehead , spawn like crazy . Running joke is put them in a garbage bag full of water and they will still spawn.
Rick

schillbw
03-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Running joke is put them in a garbage bag full of water and they will still spawn.
Rick
That's why I can't figure out why the celebecy

schillbw
03-09-2014, 07:09 PM
What is the temp and pH? I have had better luck with high pH and lower temps (low to mid 70's)
Ph is around 7.8-7.9. Temp at 8pm lights off was 69 degrees

oxheart
03-09-2014, 07:59 PM
ah optimum temp for tang egg layers to spawn is between 76 and 80 degrees , 69 kind of chilly for them .
Rick

schillbw
03-10-2014, 09:30 AM
ah optimum temp for tang egg layers to spawn is between 76 and 80 degrees , 69 kind of chilly for them .
Rick

thanks, i figured that was the case but keep mostly goodeids and like the room to be a but cooler. i added a heater this morning set at 78 degrees.

superfly724
03-10-2014, 01:54 PM
I have a 90 gallon that had an entirely insufficient heater on it for a couple of years. Had a breeding pair of Leleupi that would only breed during the summer months when the temp hovered around 78-80. Once it got cold and the temp dropped down to the high 60's they wouldn't even look at each other. I'll wager that the higher temp will help to induce it.

schillbw
03-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Thanks. I think I'll put them outside this summer as well. Live foods and sunlight worked wonders for me last year.

insite
03-15-2014, 05:49 PM
These things breed like crazy. I doubt if it's your setup. I have 8 adults in my tang tank and they have THREE broods going on at any given time. I am trying to figure out how to get them to stop! If you ever solve your problem, let me know the secret. :smile:

oxheart
03-15-2014, 06:12 PM
I haven't had a pair of Brichardi for a year and a half . Still have about 100 I am raising .
Want some ? )

schillbw
03-16-2014, 08:37 AM
Insite, the secret seems to be temp. Though I've had them in 80, 78, 76 and 68. Who knows. Maybe they are past their breeding prime.

Oxheart, thanks for the offer. I would like some. Ill pm you