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Old 07-23-2009, 02:04 PM
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Default Leuc breeding?

I have a group of three standard leucs and will hopefully be getting more. My question is, how old are leucs when they start to breed? Also should I move the eggs or let the parents guard them until they hatch? I want them to do it naturally guarding their eggs and carrying tads, removing tads once they drop them in water. I am afraid the other leuc/s might eat the eggs or tads or might trample the eggs? Also about how many eggs at a time do they have? Any advice or answers will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: Leuc breeding?

Leucs are generally about 12 months old at breeding age (though this can vary based on nutrition and temps). I find that they can be kept in groups, though they breed better in pairs. If you keep a group, any other females will likely eat the others eggs or mess with them, making it difficult to have tank-rearing of the eggs/tads. It is much easier (better?) to remove the eggs after they are laid and raise the tads seperately.

Hope this helps. Take care, Richard.
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Thanks for the quick reply. Mine are 6-8 months of age, can't wait til they breed lol. Your advice will help in my near future. Thanks a ton.

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