Name Amatitlania sp. "honduran red point"/cf. nigrofasciata Honduran red pointMethod of Reproduction: Substrate spawner Number and Gender Distribution of Parents: PairOrigin of Parents: Tank raisedApproximate number of eggs or fry*: 200-300Date of Hatch or Birth*: 2/28/22Date of Free Swimming If Hatched: 3/3/22Approx. Number of Fry at 30 Days*: N/AApprox. Number of Fry at 60 Days: N/A Aquarium Conditions: pH (0 to 14): 7.8General Hardness (ppm): unknown but unaltered from Frederick tapAverage Temperature (F): 78FSalinity (if brackish or marine): N/AAverage Nitrate (ppm): 10 ppmAquarium Size (L X W X H and Gallons): 30X12X12, 20 gallonsWater Source: tapWater Changes (how much and how often): 50% once or twice a month Filtration System(s): double sponge filter rated for 10-20 gallons + quietflow LED HOBAdditives (Salt, iron, etc.): N/ADécor (Please include all that apply): Live Plants: dwarf water lettuce, salvinia natans, salvinia minima, frogbit, greater duckweed, hornwortPlastic Plants: N/AWood: Beech branchesLeaves: Oak leavesCaves or Similar Hiding Places: Rocks from a stream that they dug a cave underSpawning mop: N/ASubstrate (Gravel/Pea size gravel/Sand/None/Other; Please Specify): Home Depot play sandLighting Type and Timing: random cheap LED from Amazon, 16 hours a dayFood Fed to Parents and How Often*: new life spectrum ultrared, bug bites color enhancing flakes, alternating every other dayFood Fed to Fry and How Often*: fry graze on algae and biofilm + eat what the parents eatPhotographs
Comments and Additional Information
As long as the female is well fed they will spawn. Fry grow relatively slow.
If they are not spawning on schedule, do a big waterchange and add flow to the tank.
Higher chance of a successful spawning and stronger pair bond if they are allowed to establish a territory against other fish in the tank, and when those fish are subsequently removed.