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Old December 16th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #31
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Wow those paradise fry almost look like guppy fry r they egg layers 😍😍😍😱
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Old December 18th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #32
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You got it! Hopefully I get a good amount of the fry to adult hood.
Great, my 75g is needing some new fish Hope all goes well with the little guys.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #33
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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   #34
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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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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #35
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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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Old February 16th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #36
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hope u raise so many, u have to bring some to the show
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Old February 16th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #37
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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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Old February 17th, 2013, 11:47 AM   #38
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i loved to see them
how big do these get
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 09:10 AM   #39
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i loved to see them
how big do these get
Mine are about 3.5" I don't think they get more then 4ish inches. I have 6+ babies so I'll be bringing some to BAS when they are large enough. Got a picture but the little guy is on a reddish slate rock and hard to see. They're very good at hiding. I'll try and get some pics today of the ones I was able to get out and into a 10g. I've been syphoning out their tank every night to keep it clean and pick up uneaten food. They eat zuchinni and algae wafers. Also when I had them in a breeder net box I floated baby spinach leaf and they ate that too. I would find 1 or 2 of them on the bottom of the leaf. They are a nice orange color.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 11:25 AM   #40
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that sound cool
love to see them
I did feed mine romaine lettuce also
they need greens
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:47 PM   #41
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Yup, that and a piece of wood.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:49 PM   #42
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A friend from another forum gave me a guppy/endler snakeskin hybrid, one male and 4 females. He bred them just to see what they'd turn out like. I'll be having plenty of those soon enough! Don't do live bearers but they were very pretty and free

Darn can't put a pic in of them, it's asking for a URL..

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Old February 25th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #43
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driftwood also helps them digest
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 08:53 AM   #44
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The fry are really growing! I have 1/2" babies now, they're from the older group. Maybe by April I'll be able to bring a few to the auction.
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that would be great, keep in mind This meeting is a 50/50 on live all stock
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 08:06 PM   #46
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 03:48 AM   #47
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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 March 3rd, 2013, 06:32 AM   #48
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that would be great, keep in mind This meeting is a 50/50 on live all stock
I know but I think they're still too small to bring. We'll see what happens Friday, it's a week away maybe a bit more growth. If not I think definately April.
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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 May 2nd, 2013, 11:33 PM   #50
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Went out of town for the weekend, & when I returned home I found that one of my pairs of Macropodus ocellatus had spawned. The fry were not yet free swimming, & both parents were looking after the fry & gathering up any that fell from the nest. When the fry became free swimming the female assumed the role of sole caregiver, driving the male away whenever he tried to get close to the fry. The babies have been swimming around in some floating water sprite for three days now, & the female is still looking after them. I've never seen any accounts of this breeding behavior - the parents were acting almost like cichlids, taking turns looking after the fry & signaling to each other when one relieved the other guarding the young. I picked up the parents at the March BAS auction. There were three other bags besides the one I won, & I'm curious if any of the other winners of the fish had the same experience. BTW they're frickin' gorgeous!
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:28 PM   #51
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Went out of town for the weekend, & when I returned home I found that one of my pairs of Macropodus ocellatus had spawned. The fry were not yet free swimming, & both parents were looking after the fry & gathering up any that fell from the nest. When the fry became free swimming the female assumed the role of sole caregiver, driving the male away whenever he tried to get close to the fry. The babies have been swimming around in some floating water sprite for three days now, & the female is still looking after them. I've never seen any accounts of this breeding behavior - the parents were acting almost like cichlids, taking turns looking after the fry & signaling to each other when one relieved the other guarding the young. I picked up the parents at the March BAS auction. There were three other bags besides the one I won, & I'm curious if any of the other winners of the fish had the same experience. BTW they're frickin' gorgeous!
Beautiful fish, I just googled them! Sorry I missed the last 2 meetings, not going to miss this one.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 06:09 AM   #52
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This year's Flowerhorn breeding has gone awry. After starting 3 different nests in 2 1/2 months and making the male dig out 50 pounds of gravel, dance every day till he drops, and move rocks and heaters, the female has decided to reabsorb her eggs and stop. The teenage male is not taking this very well. He is banging her with his hump until he can nip her, and chasing her behind the big rock. He deliberately eats all her food and now I have to feed her in a corner before he sees me. I may have to separate the once loving couple.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #53
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Round Tail Paradise aren't bred nearly as frequently as other anabantoids. Good job!
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 08:33 PM   #54
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Looks like I'm going to have Whiptail Cat fry soon. One whiptail has been in the cave for at least 1 week. She came out and I can see small green eggs here and there inside.
I hope they hatch!
I have Super Red BN's if anyone wants. I hope I can catch the whiptails before they're lunch!
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Right now I have a colony of Dubias breeding. Not what I imagined earlier this year, but at 30 cents each wholesale, I now have enough for my Bearded Dragon and my Flowerhorns to eat better than I do. It has had an interesting affect on my on-again off-again Flowerhorn pair - the female is now 8.5 inches and no longer afraid of the 11 inch male. Yesterday they actually did a little digging, first time since the Spring. I am cautiously hopeful that they will breed again by early next Spring, if not sooner.
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Hopefully will have Whiptail cat fry soon. One of the WTC's has been in that little cave for what seems like forever. I turned the cave around and i can see a load of eggs under him/her, fanning them. Hopefully fry soon!
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Old September 15th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #57
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You're gonna be a grandma... Lol
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Old September 15th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #58
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Default Breeding Tetras

Has anyone bred Albino Buenos Aires Tetras or black skirts. I've been raising them forever but never bred.

I'm looking for the trigger
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 11:20 PM   #59
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Iíve had both spawn Ė there might be a trigger in here somewhere: I kept my tetras in a 30 until I noticed plump females, then I would move a pair to a 15g. The parameters in both were the same - driftwood, java moss , dark gravel, Tetra Whisper filter, soft, acidic water, 78 - 80 degree range. Weekly, massive water changes, at least 80%, right out of the sink (w/ some Novaqua). Heavily fed Hikari bloodworms, Tetra bits, and baby brine. My notes show that the black skirts spawned at temps of 78 and 80, didnít have any on the aires, probably the same, same tank , same habits. I remember that the blacks were very fat, like marbles w/ fins. The first time they spawned I saw the eggs in the java from across the room. They were white and bad, some hatched from the second, the third spawn was fine. Iíve had this happen many times w/ tetras. I think that the females mature earlier than males of the same age. I would remove the parents asap. The good eggs are clear and hatch w/in a day. Having java and a flashlight helps to spot them, hundreds of them. I was bringing them to the auction for monthsÖ
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This helps a lot as I have had my tetras for a while and no breeding taking place. I will try lowering the ph to see what impact that has(slowly of course) I also have betta fish in there which may also benefit from the water adjustment. Funny thing is that the fish have established certain groups which lead me to believe I'm very close.

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