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Old 09-10-2015
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Yeah, if they aren't fertilized you'll start to see them coagulate inside and it will look like a horizontal line that separates a lighter half and darker half.
Yep, that's exactly what happened to 9 of the 10. I'm still hoping the last one is good but I'm doubtful.

The maswa eggs on the other hand, they are doing much better so far. Only two went clear so far so I still have 14 that could be good.
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Yep, that's exactly what happened to 9 of the 10. I'm still hoping the last one is good but I'm doubtful.

The maswa eggs on the other hand, they are doing much better so far. Only two went clear so far so I still have 14 that could be good.
Makes sense. Good to hear about the Maswa. That's definitely a variant that a lot more people should be working on.

Just make sure to keep plenty of water flowing over the eggs and you'll be good to go. doesn't have to be a ton to get them airborne or anything. But enough to get them moving a little.
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Makes sense. Good to hear about the Maswa. That's definitely a variant that a lot more people should be working on.

Just make sure to keep plenty of water flowing over the eggs and you'll be good to go. doesn't have to be a ton to get them airborne or anything. But enough to get them moving a little.

Thanks Andrew, unfortunately I came home to find the remainder of eggs have all gone clear now :-( Looks like you were right, I definitely stripped too early. I guess I'm going to have to just be more patient and hope they don't swallow in the first week. Live and learn.
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Thanks Andrew, unfortunately I came home to find the remainder of eggs have all gone clear now :-( Looks like you were right, I definitely stripped too early. I guess I'm going to have to just be more patient and hope they don't swallow in the first week. Live and learn.

Sorry to hear. but the light at the end of the tunnel is that you have know acquired that knowledge and that much better of a Trophues keeper!

I would wait until they are a good 10-14 into holding...

Slow and Steady wins the race with Tropheus.
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Andrew also taught me that male troph's often become sexually mature later than females. With the young age of your group your females may be producing viable eggs but the boys may be firing blanks so to speak
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I think stripping early is not good too, but at least your maswa and kangansa is breeding, mine only alot action but no brooding yet.
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Well I have another kasanga holding so that didn't take too long. This time I think I'll try waiting at least a week before I strip her. I hope I have better luck this time around :-)
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I would wait two.weeks just to make sure youre not wasting your time again..
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I would wait two.weeks just to make sure youre not wasting your time again..
Thanks Andrew. At two weeks will they already be fry or will they still need to go in the tumbler?
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Thanks Andrew. At two weeks will they already be fry or will they still need to go in the tumbler?
They'll be classified as wigglers but should be almost free swimming. Their egg sacks still may be weighing them down bit though. Still quite bulgy at the bottom as well.
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