Spawn these fish by placing a pair or small group in a five or ten gallon tank containing a floating spawning mop. Water conditions are not extremely important as long as the water isn't terribly hard. The temperature should be maintained at about 26 C or 78 F for best results. The species is quite prolific and the medium sized eggs are picked from the mops and placed in a plastic container with a drop or two of acriflavine or methylene blue to help protect them until they hatch about two weeks later, depending on temperature.
The fry are large enough to eat live baby brine shrimp and microworms as soon as they hatch. They are best started in a tank of shallow water which helps keep them and their food close together for the first couple of weeks. They grow quickly and in a few months the fry should be large enough to breed.
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