Successful Pachytriton breeding!

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How can you be so sure? At least the ones eaten have many chances from being infertile.
 

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Thanks for letting us know. I have two pairs of paddletails, in two different tanks. Can you tell us again, what you did that triggered the egg laying?
 

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Not willing to be mean, but... it's written in this thread's first post.
 

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To bad they all died! But thanks to you there might be some more breedings next year!
 

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I've decreased the filter output and and have quit doing water changes. I'm anxious to see if this works again.


How can you be so sure? At least the ones eaten have many chances from being infertile.
Because I could see development!
 

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Good luck. I think P. Steinberger also bred them and at some point lost all his eggs. He suggests change in temperature to be the reason - whats your idea ?
 

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Temperature change could be a reason but I can assure you that wasn't the case with mine. Their water temperature only changed +/-1 degree.

I think mine perished as a result of poor/low oxygenation. The ones in the main tank were fine until I had to turn off the filter because it was starting to suck up a few eggs. The tank that had no air stone was the first to fungus over.
 

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Given the habitat and the fanning behaviour of the females, i´d agree that dissolved oxygen is likely to be a crucial factor for egg development. Best of lucks to everybody whose giving Pachytriton a go!
 

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If low oxygen is a problem, would oxygenating tablets help?
 

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Any news to report with this endeavor, Justin?
 

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I left half the eggs in with the female then split the remaining half in between two containers. One container was just a pond setup with tons of plants and the other setup was a simple, plain tank with just an air stone.

I had another female in a different tank lay as well but she ate all of her eggs shortly after I saw them.

I do have a theory on what may have gone wrong. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to being able to test it out next year.

Hey! I was wondering if you've had any success since this post??
 
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