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07-23-2006, 07:56 PM
Pictas are really quite profilic:
The result of 6 weeks with two females.

I can`t wait to see all the hatchlings.

07-24-2006, 06:07 AM

congrats, that's a lot... but take care of your females, give them a rest and have an eye on calcium supply.

Good luck!

08-30-2006, 12:22 PM
:D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D

the moof
08-30-2006, 12:44 PM
wow. im impressed. what age do they reach sexual maturity?

08-31-2006, 02:58 AM
Congratulations. My females used to be sexually mature at the age of 6 months. females are really delicate de maintain because they are too prolific. Some specimen I had used to lay eggs every 5 days.

the moof
08-31-2006, 12:26 PM
ooh, awesome, thats very young. im sure, if i get some, i will be very careful about that :D

08-31-2006, 01:22 PM
you can't do anyting. My females used to lay sterile eggs at the age of 6 months...without any problem.

I've also found something. generally, the babies have calcium troubles, even if you give them calcium everyday!!! I've noticed that baby picta ate a lot (about 10 insects each night!!!). I've tried to make food restrictions. I only gave them 3 insects every Two or three days. It was a succes. Of course, the grew far less rapidly but no calcium problem was noticed. So be careful and don't overfeed them, as they grow too quickly and can't fix calcium on their bones.