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Default Synodontis Petricola & Breeding

I have a hunch my 2 Petris are trying to mate, one has a fat stomach and the other is constantly chasing her, the Trophs are amused by it all and seem to be joining in on the fun.
My question is, (reading that successful clutches from this breed come by using the marbles in a bowl and then covering it with a pot) could there be or is there a way to get some fry from these guys without the marbles technique?
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Ive been breeding Petricolas for a few years now and I use the marble technique.I works really well.I don't know of a better way.I use a wide rum glass with large marbles inside. The glass is covered with a terracotta pot which has a drilled hole up top.I use large marbles because they are easy to take out when harvesting the eggs.Its nice to use a clear glass because the eggs are easy to see.If you have any questions then just ask.
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Ive been breeding Petricolas for a few years now and I use the marble technique.I works really well.I don't know of a better way.I use a wide rum glass with large marbles inside. The glass is covered with a terracotta pot which has a drilled hole up top.I use large marbles because they are easy to take out when harvesting the eggs.Its nice to use a clear glass because the eggs are easy to see.If you have any questions then just ask.
Thanks Vman, large marbles it is. My other question is once we see the eggs how soon can we take them out and when we take them out can we use the same tumblers used for Tropheus?
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My co-worker just got some last week and his is already breeding for him. He used a plastic container with holes drilled on the bottom. Eggs would fall thru holes and into another container under. Fry are in his home tumbler now. Already seeing little sis glee on them.
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That also winds like a good idea.I leave them for a few hours I e taken them out right away and lost them. I guess they weren't insiminated.I don't fumble mine,they are tiny and lay a lot at once. I just keep them in a breeding net. This is the easy part. Now you have to wait a looong time for them to grow.
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My co-worker just got some last week and his is already breeding for him. He used a plastic container with holes drilled on the bottom. Eggs would fall thru holes and into another container under. Fry are in his home tumbler now. Already seeing little sis glee on them.
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That also winds like a good idea.I leave them for a few hours I e taken them out right away and lost them. I guess they weren't insiminated.I don't fumble mine,they are tiny and lay a lot at once. I just keep them in a breeding net. This is the easy part. Now you have to wait a looong time for them to grow.
So the idea is to create a cave for them to breed, right? When they were highly active 3 days ago all of my Trophs were acting like a huge bee hive literately surrounding them, maybe they ate the eggs?
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Will this work?
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Maybe.Whatci use is a rum glass that is taller and the clay pot goes over it. They need room inside to get jiggy wit it.
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