Marmoratus breeding

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Last year I got nothing but dud eggs from my females. This year seems a lot better. Four females laying constant with a fully crested male still harassing them. I have 3 different pairs housed differently. All the females became gravid but just 1 male fully crested.

The other males may not have fully crested because of how they were housed. I kept a pair terrestrial, another aquatic at 50-60 degrees and the 3rd group aquatic at 40-50 degrees during the cooling period. The male that was kept aquatic at 40-50 degrees during the winter fully crested.

Just wanted to share, enjoy the photos.
 

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That is awesome!! The male we got from you is fully crested and has been for months. One female laid 4 eggs the middle of January but none since then. I expected more eggs from her as she is huge. I have white plastic laying strips. What is your water temp? The temp in with ours is around 57-58F.
 

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wow - spectacular! Look at all those eggs, it makes my head swim. How large are your adults? My babes are 10 months and 10 cm now and I wonder if maybe they'll look like that next year :)
 

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wow - spectacular! Look at all those eggs, it makes my head swim. How large are your adults? My babes are 10 months and 10 cm now and I wonder if maybe they'll look like that next year :)

The adults are about 13cm. 2-3 years in age.

maybe we can swap babies one day!
 
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