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We have a 1.2 Almirante that laid eggs again this week....well the eggs we on a leaf in front of the tank....came home today and they were gone no eggs.....then in the back there were eggs but could not tell if it was the same eggs or if one female ate one set and they laid another..

My question is do frogs move eggs or only tadpoles.
 

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I've never seen nor heard of eggs being transported. My guess is the latter of yours, the eggs were probably eaten and another clutch was laid. I've witnessed egg-eating in many tanks with multiple female pumilio.
 

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I don't think switching the male back and forth is a good idea. The male plays a critical role in egg tending and possibly tad transport. There's more than a good chance that moving the male back and forth will doom the breeding effort and it could also stress the crud out of him has he constantly would have to readjust his territory. The best bet is to remove a female and leave the remaining couple undisturbed.
 

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I'd still try it. I've been meaning to do it for a while since I have some extra females. I've always thought it would help keep the female from overproducing eggs while she's raising tads. As far as stress, unless it's a real skittish animal to begin with I don't know that it would be a big factor. That's just me though. I'm sure someone has done this before?
 

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I'm curious what you guys are doing to get your almirante "c. reds" to lay. I have a few pairs. Each is set up in a 30 tall, lots of broms and plants. Tank temp is about 72-75. Feeding springtails and malanogaster..males are calling up a storr. But no eggs. I dont have a misting system but spray maybe every other day. Humidity is 80-90 percent..what the heck am I doing wrong??? :? Same goes for my bastimentos..would you all say a misting system is key?

Thanks,

Mike
 
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wow, I've been misting my bastis about twice a day. I think I'll cut down on it a bit, since everything I've heard makes it sound like they enjoy a bit lower humidity.

oh, and my male calls all day too, I was in class today and I thought I heard him calling. i've just been hearing it so much lately that I can't get it out of my head.
 

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In my own opinion, I don't believe switching pumilio males back and forth will help increase breeding activity. As Brent mentioned earlier, males play too critical a role in tad care, deposition, and maintenance to separate from the females. Actually, I think the stress alone from the moves would inhibit breeding to some degree. On the other hand, I'm always curious about new techniques, so it sounds like a very interesting experiment!
 

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In my own opinion, I don't believe switching pumilio males back and forth will help increase breeding activity. As Brent mentioned earlier, males play too critical a role in tad care, deposition, and maintenance to separate from the females. Actually, I think the stress alone from the moves would inhibit breeding to some degree. On the other hand, I'm always curious about new techniques, so it sounds like a very interesting experiment!
My only other comment here will be that I would rather see such experimentation done on some better established pumilio like bastis or bri bri. There seem to be a lot of Almirante in the hobby now but how many will be here in 5 years? If past experience is any indication, they could be quite rare because very few will get set up in successful breeding programs. I do think this switching males would be an interesting experiment but what we know about pumilio natural history already suggests it is more likely to disrupt, rather than enhance, reproduction.
 
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