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Botia lohachatas spawning. How to raise the fry?

Posted By: Bjorn H. Smevold <spiny@hotmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 15 November 2003, at 8:16 a.m.

Hi! I,m new to this forum, and have a question about my four Botia lohachatas. They live in a 50 gallon tank. In Norway i used to have a ph of 6,5. Now in Stockholm the ph is 7-7,2 and rather soft: dgh 5, kh 4. Temp 23-26 celsius/75-80 Fahrenheit.
I've had them for 3 years, and their size is 10-12 cm / 4-5 inches. They get frozen mosquito larvae (blak,white,red)or mysis shrimp, large Artemia, Cyclops etc, every day. They eat everything, even plant shoots on the weaker species.
Before spawning, they just grow fatter and have to press themselves into their stony caves. At spawning they change c