Spawning caves for loricariids and cichlids

Spawning caves, tubes and shelters made of fired clay for loricariids and cichlids, handmade by Aqua Keramik in Germany. They serve as hiding places, spawning grounds and nurseries.

Author: Dr. Andreas Kremser

Each spawning cave, tube or shelter handmade by Aqua Keramik in Germany is a unique, handcrafted item made of fired clay for loricariid catfish and cichlids. All spawning caves have been tested in co-operation with breeders of loricariid catfish and cichlids and are therefore precisely matched to the different species (please refer to the information on the individual spawning tube types).

Many loricariids are cave breeders. In some cases, very specific requirements are placed on the size and design of the cave in question, depending on the species:

  • open tubes on both sides
  • tubes open on one side
  • tubes with a side entrance
  • tubes with a central side entrance

in different diameters and lengths.

Many of the tubes are also accepted by cichlids. However, the majority of dwarf cichlids prefer shelters in the form of a more or less flat or curved, coconut-like shelter.

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