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My trio of Leucs have been going at "it" for a while. My female will produce a clutch every 7-10 days(once 4 days) with about 7-9 eggs per clutch. She just laid her 10th clutch yesterday. Is it harmful for her to keep doing this? What are the thoughts on this? Thanks
 

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My azureus laid a good 18 clutches or so last year. So I wouldn't worry. If they don't stop soon though you might want to separate them for a few months to give the female a break.
 

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If they start to slow down or you see issues with the quality of eggs, like smaller clutches with eggs molding over more or weaker, smaller tadpoles, then I would say time for a break. My leucs are usually more willing stop on their own when they need a rest so I haven't had any issues with over breeding them.
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I read an estimate from a journal once that said that a wild pair of D. leucomelas would likely lay 1000 eggs in their lifetime. I thought that was absurd, until I had my pairs for many years and they produced many hundreds of eggs. The standards do take the Winter off, but my Bandeds bred through the Winter this past year.

I feel the key to good breeding is good feeding (see, it rhymes, so it has to be true). I feed my leucs a lot of supplimented food and I feel this keeps them in good breeding order.

Take care, Richard.
 
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