Swimming Fish SomethingsPhishy Swimming Fish
SomethingsPhishy's Reviews
  Home » Articles SomethingsPhishy's Reviews  | My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Articles

Breeding Flowerhorn Part 7

Posted on

Last month we went over the behavior after the spawn. This month, we will go over the hatching of the eggs. Next month we will go over how to raise the fry.

Flowerhorn have large Spawns and there can be 100 to 600 eggs.

After 48 to 72 hours, depending mainly on water temperature, the eggs will begin to hatch. Only the dark ones will hatch. They are dark because after about 36 hours, the eye starts to develop and will show through the egg sack. Most of the fry will stay attached to the surface where the eggs were laid via a small membrane on their head. A few will become detached and will fall to the bottom. At this point the fry will look like a small comma to the naked eye. Under magnification, they are quite ugly and will look like something straight out of a monster movie.

They will remain attached to the substrate for another 48 to 72 hours. There is not much to do at this point. They will have an egg sack and will live off of it during this entire time. The main concern is fungus. Adding Methylene blue to the water will mostly solve this. If you are going to artificially raise them, and have taken the parents out of the tank, you should add aeration about one inch from the fry to keep the water moving around them. They will start to become free swimming about 2 to 3 days after hatching.

← Back to Main

Information
Recent Articles
Recent Photos
20180325_145256-42d02a716ab6c02d51f53c10e9bafd38aaab6ad0 kimberly-montoney-aquarium-99869daa6a19717f8cc7fcdd0ef17e3406b27eff 20180128_122325_hdr-dc2abed4f17a5906e1a49593c76a95d86779f920 20180128_122351_hdr-4b008e4e359022cea78aefd444d8399cb1ab5581 watermelon-pleco-304ec9ce793cf48f062a75597763ccdddd0cb0b0
Article Archive

Copyright © 2003 Somethingsphishy.com
Powered by Computer Geek

Site Secured By The Website Guardian

*SomethingsPhishy2