Gravid Sid, any new info on breeding them?

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mellor21
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Gravid Sid, any new info on breeding them?

Post by mellor21 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:09 pm

Hey all, been out of the game for awhile but lately noticed one of my sids seems to be gravid (or just fat?):
https://i.imgur.com/WuE0nZw.gifv

Last time I was around Greek gave me some good info here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25452&p=203307#p203322

Is that still the most up to date information on breeding sids?

Pleeko/Sid tax:
https://i.imgur.com/Xtf2twd.gifv

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Re: Gravid Sid, any new info on breeding them?

Post by NancyD » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:40 pm

Sidthimunki are & have been bred with hormones for many years...

Yes, I've had gravid sids but nothinig beyond that...sniff...Good lucK!
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Re: Gravid Sid, any new info on breeding them?

Post by mellor21 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:35 am

NancyD wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Sidthimunki are & have been bred with hormones for many years...

Yes, I've had gravid sids but nothinig beyond that...sniff...Good lucK!
Iirc the links Greek gave me in that old thread went over that; I assume the guy is still keeping the recipe top secret?

Dang, I was hoping that some progress had been made over the last two years. Good luck with yours as well! Hopefully someone cracks it soon!

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Re: Gravid Sid, any new info on breeding them?

Post by ch.koenig » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:43 am

Hi
Sids have been "bred" accidentally. "Zufallszucht" in German, means breeding by chance. "Breeding" would mean to know all parameters to reproduce them. That's not the case and deliberately breeding in tanks doesn't happen. All reports have in common: large tank, heavily planted, good food and a trigger (water change). I don't remember any "success" to have been continued. Mine of the 90's included (one youngster). As far I can see, not one pics of details or the bringing up of the youngsters in the web.
It is true, that they have been bred using hormons, in a labratory. But this kind of breeding is quite expensive and they have been bred now for many years in very large ponds. No hormon-bred specimen in the trade since at least 10 years.
With my A .nigrolineata of 2010
https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/a ... rolineata/
all my efforts were in vain. But they are still giong strong. And I'm shure that they spawn. We will see ...
Cheers Charles

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