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Advice on kaiseri spawning substrates please

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With their first aquatic spring ahead, I'm in the process of putting together a set-up for my kaiseri. Having seen them deposit eggs on various things from heads of state to moss and plastic plants I wondered if any breeders could steer me towards a favourite?

They'll have plenty of rockwork in there but I was hoping there might be something that I could easily move to a rearing tank with minimal disruption. Are the adults likely to eat any eggs of larvae that remain unnoticed?
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I like to use yarn spawning mops. I pick the kaiseri eggs off of the mop and put them in a hatching tank.
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Given the choice between rocks and plastic plants mine always go for the plants. I use mats of this stuff and the females tunnel through it hiding eggs amongst the leaves. To remove the eggs just turn the mat upside down and use a turkey baster to suck them off.

They are not big egg eaters in my experience.
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Mine would lay on anything (plants, bare glass bottom, rocks, ornaments, etc.); it really didn't seem to matter. Although it may have happened, I never saw egg eating. I wouldn't worry about that.
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Mine lay most of their eggs in crevices on limestone rock. A friend of mine cut groves into the rock varying from 1/8-1/2" deep and about 1/8" wide. I've used live and fake plants which they also use, the rocks definitely get more eggs deposited on them in my experience though.
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All of mine only laid on plants I had... They laid 0 on rocks or the filter..
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Mine layed anywhere, rocks,plants, filter inlet under floating cork island.
I just removed them with a turkey baster, they come away very easy. I always left some eggs in and these were never eaten, once they hatched the larvae were never eaten.
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Mine lay most of their eggs in crevices on limestone rock. A friend of mine cut groves into the rock varying from 1/8-1/2" deep and about 1/8" wide. I've used live and fake plants which they also use, the rocks definitely get more eggs deposited on them in my experience though.
I just read this and was really disappointed that someone else had that idea. Then I saw it was you.
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