coppernose bluegill breeding help
Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:23 AM
So I have my 3 coppernose bluegill and one started to make a nest. how can you tell a male from a female? I have mixed feelings about it breeding in my 150 gallon since I do not want the other fish to get attacked by the male, but it would be cool to have them breed.
If they do breed, what should I do? I'm not the kind of person that could kill the young so should I just leave the fry in there if the adults do breed? I also have a brown bullhead catfish so that could be a problem.
Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:19 AM
Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:01 PM
The sunfish are: 3 coppernose bluegills (2 are 6in, 1 is 4in) , 1 bass (5in), 1 warmouth (2.5-3in). I might get a 6-8in black crappie soon.
Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:48 PM
The male is the one building, and guarding the nest, assuming you only have one male.
Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:41 AM
It is possible to raise fry in tank with other fish if nest area is partitioned off from balance of tank. You could even leave father in with brood well after they leave nest. Despite such not being a natural arrangement, for some reason the father will not consume offspring so long as he is with them continuously. I wish I new why such worked.
Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:35 AM
You could even leave father in with brood well after they leave nest. Despite such not being a natural arrangement, for some reason the father will not consume offspring so long as he is with them continuously. I wish I new why such worked.
That is very interesting and surprising.
Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:44 AM
If there are eggs, I will move them to the 20 gallon. How do I move the eggs?
I was wondering how to care for the young when they hatch. I was wondering about temperature, feeding them, etc.
Edited by Leo1234, 09 July 2014 - 10:53 AM.
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