Upon waking up today I was greeted by the sight of new Blue Ram eggs!
Now I have had my pair spawn numerous times before. However, they have yet to raise a successful spawn despite the male’s tenacious efforts due to some frustrating habits. In other words, my female loves nothing more than devouring her own defenseless children. So I have taken it upon myself to play Mother Goose for this clutch.
- 5 gallon tank with water removed from parent tank. Temperature is at 82 degrees, pH at 7.0, and 0/0/10 for the water parameters.
- Small sponge filter
- Aqueon Pro heater
- Digital thermometer
- Additional air stone positioned over the eggs
- 2.5 mL of Hydrogen Peroxide added
Why Hydrogen Peroxide?
I’ve lazily pulled eggs from my Rams before and each time they’ve met an untimely death due to fungus. Methylene blue might have been a better choice. However, with none on hand, and a sudden urge to have fry, I had to throw some things together.
Now this will be my first real attempt at raising cichlid fry in almost a decade. I don’t have the highest hopes but if we can make it past the first couple of days I am confident that I will be overrun with Ram babies soon.