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Old October 25th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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I'm starting this thread in the hope that forum members will brag about what species of fish they are breeding & perhaps include photos. Currently I'm attempting to breed Laetacara araguaiae, a nice little SA dwarf very similar to L. curviceps. They've spawned for me 3 times in the last 6 weeks, once on the substrate & twice on a piece of shale. The parents do a great job taking care of the eggs & wrigglers, but once the fry are free swimming their numbers begin to dwindle, til after about a week all of the fry have been eaten by their parents. Out of perhaps 600 or so fry I now have one left, the smartest or luckiest of the bunch. Next time they spawn I'm going to remove the fry as soon as they become free swimming, & if I'm lucky I'll have some babies to share with my fellow BAS members.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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I think thats a great idea
I am currently breading self cloning crayfish, least killies, and mosquito fish
I also frag coral
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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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I have been trying to breed Betta's for some time and have not yet had success. The pairing goes well, they mate up, I put them together then it goes no where. Any body had regular success?? Check out my video below...

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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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I got a few different males and females which I have been experimenting with but I am debating which one to try pairing up...

Double tail
Crown tail
royal blue hybrid
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Old November 1st, 2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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I'm starting this thread in the hope that forum members will brag about what species of fish they are breeding & perhaps include photos. Currently I'm attempting to breed Laetacara araguaiae, a nice little SA dwarf very similar to L. curviceps. They've spawned for me 3 times in the last 6 weeks, once on the substrate & twice on a piece of shale. The parents do a great job taking care of the eggs & wrigglers, but once the fry are free swimming their numbers begin to dwindle, til after about a week all of the fry have been eaten by their parents. Out of perhaps 600 or so fry I now have one left, the smartest or luckiest of the bunch. Next time they spawn I'm going to remove the fry as soon as they become free swimming, & if I'm lucky I'll have some babies to share with my fellow BAS members.

Ha, put me on the list for a few when and if you get any fry.
The only fish that I have that may breed for me are my blue finned Kribs. They made a nice little
home in a clay tube, fingers crossed hopefully I'll look in and see mom with some fry.
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Old November 1st, 2012, 08:48 PM   #6
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I'm breeding black Moscow gups and my Africans have had some fry😎🐳
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 03:08 PM   #7
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Thanks to Hurricane Sandy my tanks dropped to 63 degrees. If it were not for my battery back up pumps and Gods hands I'd be sunk.

I hope you are still OK. There were disasters everywhere here in Brooklyn. The bettas must have a gaurdian angel... Theyre still alive and kicking.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #8
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thats a great idea live well pumps<< i just hope i can get 1 before the nor easter wed into thursday comes .GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #9
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A few people I know have gotten them already. I think that's next on my list. I do have a small electric power pack 400watts that is charged and will be used if I loose power.
Lets all say a prayer that this storm is a bust!
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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #10
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i had 2 battery backups 350 watts each
they only last several hours on a full charge
with just a small power head
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Old November 7th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #11
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Hmmm, that's not good, I better get battery operated ones.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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they saved me
if i did not have them i would be cleaning out my tank now.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #13
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I'm gettin a lot of fry from my Africans and I'd like to bring some into the auction my only problem is how do I catch them without disturbing the tank there is a lot of caves and rock and they are quick ?? 😟😟
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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I can only say I had to remove rock and wood to get 3 bristle nose pleco's. The darn things were fast!
My boyfriend used 2 nets and herded them in,lol, it was a riot But seriously if they're that fast you're going to have a bit of a mess. When I took out my Geo.Steindachneri from my 75g I had a bunch of uprooted plants.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #15
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Rearranging rocks is two-headed sword. If you rearrange Malawi and Tanganyankian cichlds' rocks, you reallu upset the territoriality and they stress out because some, like Frontosas, can spend weeks arranging their rockpiles and tunnels into a semi-permanent home. On the other hand, you'd go nuts rrarranging a pair of Flowerhorn's tank. They put everything where they want it, and if you move something, they always try to move it back to where they put it. My pair has had their Eheim filter lying right over their sleeping depression for 2 months now. Every time I've tried to put it back on the glass, they pull it off and put it back over their sleeping spot. I generally only rerarrange rocks for a new fish that needs a secluded spot, or to break up intense territoriality.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #16
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that should be fun
I have done that a few times, I ended up rearanging the tank
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:30 AM   #17
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YES I THINK REARANGING THE TANK FROM TIME TO TIME IS THE WAY TO GO THIS WAY IT DOESNT GET TOO BORING , I ALSO THINK MY YELLOW TAILS HAD FRY THEY R GETTIN YELLOW DORSAL AND YELLOW TAILS THERE JUST TOO YOUNG TO TELL
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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #18
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I do not agree, rearranging your tank just stresses out your fish
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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #19
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You know I would have thought the same as John. I've had to move things around from time to time and they seem to like exploring. Maybe they were really saying OMG what has she done now!
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Old November 26th, 2012, 11:07 PM   #20
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I currently have blue long fin danio fry, H. Formosa fry (need a new male, only have females left) A gardneri fry. I'm trying to breed some paradise fish again and a couple of killies. Also have some wild guppies in a window tank.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 04:29 PM   #21
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Hope you breed the paradise fish again, love to get a couple for my 75g.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 03:48 AM   #22
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You really can't say you breed Self Cloning Crays. If you keep them wet and fed they breed you don't even need 2. Just try and stop them from breeding. Countries in Europe are looking at restricting them due to how fast they reproduce and may push out native species if they are released in the wild.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #23
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Imade my python ;the fitting that attaches to the sink is a water bed drain and fill kit 8.50$ It take awhile to drain so I only refill With that setup;😍😍 I drain by suction into 5 gallon buckets doing 10 gallons a week per 55gal
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQp...e_gdata_player

These are the fry, took me a few seconds to focus the camera. They are pretty peaceful fish and have been in the hobby for many years.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #25
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Wow those paradise fry almost look like guppy fry r they egg layers 😍😍😍😱
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Old February 13th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #26
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My super red bristle nose pleco's recently bred. I had 13 babies that I saw. Got about 5 in a breeder net/box in the tank. I happened to see one the other day so I guess there could be more. I was surprised when they all came up to the same spot near the heater. Hopefully they'll grow and I'll be able to bring some to auction.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 08:01 PM   #27
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i would like to see them
i have never heard of super red
i have bred bristle nose many times
pretty easy to raise
keep the water clean, amd feed them raw zucinni
they also like the ph a little higher like 7.5
be sure to remove any uneaten food every day as not to polute the water
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i would like to see them
i have never heard of super red
i have bred bristle nose many times
pretty easy to raise
keep the water clean, amd feed them raw zucinni
they also like the ph a little higher like 7.5
be sure to remove any uneaten food every day as not to polute the water
I bought them from someone up in the Bronx last year. They are not red, because that's what I thought I was going to see, They are a deep orange color. They are pretty. Actually the man I bought them from became a member in the Queens/sister club. His tanks were "pristine"!
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hope u raise so many, u have to bring some to the show
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hope u raise so many, u have to bring some to the show
I've got some that I'm planning to bring when they get a decent size, so small now.
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