View Full Version : BREEDING HELP with percs! PLEASE help!

02/13/2016, 10:32 PM
I have had my Perc clowns for over a year now, for the past 8 months they have lived in my 90L tank, with nothing but a clay pot and an air line in the tank. they were pared already when i first got them, so im past that problem.

But they just wont lay eggs! temp is around 27/28. SG: 0.22/0.24. PH 8.2/8.3
i give them i long day cycle, they are being fed 3-4 times a day, mix of flake, Brineshrimp, red plankton, and krill. somebody then suggested to try New life spectrum pellets but my clowns just ignore them completely.

so at this point im confused, angry and totally stressed out. i dont understand what more i can do? im desperate for help, someone please! I need to know what im doing wrong and how i can fix it. the clowns are totally healthy but just wont lay eggs. im guessing that my food choice is wrong but i need somebody to give me a good feeding plan and i will follow it as best i can. i also have been told to try LRS Fertility Frenzy but this is not available in the UK. so PLEASE someone help me!!!

02/14/2016, 05:55 AM
NLS pellets are pretty much devoured by all fish. Which NLS pellets are you trying to give them? I would also feed a frozen mix like LRS or Rod's there are others as well. Someone in the UK will make a food similar to the Rod's or LRS. I've honestly not seen many fish ignore NLS pellets. Also brine shrimp hold hardly any nutritional value.

02/14/2016, 09:38 PM
I love to add a little live blackworms once a day, gives them that little kick to get to work! You can discontinue them once they start spawning

03/04/2016, 10:01 AM
how big were they when you got them? i know it took my male occy about a 9 months to be sexually mature (actual age about a year and half) but that was with a known female. females take longer to be sexually mature. usually 2-3 years from my experience.

03/09/2016, 08:43 AM
I feed my perculas API tropical mini pellets 4x a day, they very occasionally get some artemia. but this was enough to get 4 pairs breeding within 3 months of getting them... might be worth a try?

03/26/2016, 05:42 PM
It doesn't seem like you have much filtration. Perhaps you could add a HOB filter?

I also feed live black worms.

03/26/2016, 06:17 PM
I would suggest trying to improve their diet. Try frozen foods like blood worms. Then after they have started eating the worms, soak a few small pellets of a high protein food such as NLS in the blood worm juice and feed. Good luck.

03/28/2016, 10:24 AM
What about ammonia, nitrites and nitrates? With minimal filtration you should check these