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Old April 2nd, 2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 09:28 PM   #2
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Old April 4th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #3
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Are they egg layers and why do fish love flower pots ?
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Old April 4th, 2014, 11:31 PM   #4
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Egg layers,yes. These need a smooth surface similar to angels. Mine put the eggs on that leave.

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Old April 4th, 2014, 11:35 PM   #5
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i did have mine spawn, just could never get the fry to live.
very tiny fry hard to even see nevermind feed
i also used a flowpot
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Old April 5th, 2014, 10:18 AM   #6
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I use the marina breeding box for many egglayers then do small waterchanges at least every two days on the main tank [20 -30 %].That takes care of cleanliness,when free swimming i set up a gravity feed with green water,banana worms,microworms then on to finely crushed flake.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 12:36 PM   #7
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I think it's important to use a sponge filter in a rearing tank because the fry, after the egg yolk is absorbed in app. 5 days, can graze on the tiny foods the sponge catches. Having a dirty tank is important because the fry also feed on the mulch at the bottom of the tank. When performing water changes never do more than 10-15% and always replace the water from the parents tank or another established tank. Take the refill water from the top of the tank area since that is the cleanest. As soon as they can eat foods try to feed live food such as baby brine shrimp since this will make the fry grow faster. If fry are too small for baby brine then use vinegar eels and/or micro worms until large enough to take brine shrimp.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #8
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I think it's important to use a sponge filter in a rearing tank because the fry, after the egg yolk is absorbed in app. 5 days, can graze on the tiny foods the sponge catches. Having a dirty tank is important because the fry also feed on the mulch at the bottom of the tank. When performing water changes never do more than 10-15% and always replace the water from the parents tank or another established tank. Take the refill water from the top of the tank area since that is the cleanest. As soon as they can eat foods try to feed live food such as baby brine shrimp since this will make the fry grow faster. If fry are too small for baby brine then use vinegar eels and/or micro worms until large enough to take brine shrimp.
Thats a great way to go also. I like using the breeder box because it eliminates having to do the waterchange where the fry are ,you don't sucking them up by mistake. Also, the confined area concentrates the food the fry get to. I put in an oak leaf or two that should make some nice tiny first foods.
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Old May 9th, 2014, 12:54 PM   #9
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Dsuperman, I couldnít agree more, this thing is great Ė a prefabricated contraption. I discovered the Marina breeding/holding container last month; I ordered another last night. I saw it and thought that Iíd give it a try to segregate my neocardina, from the cardina that I got from Rachel Oíleary at last monthís mtg. Works great, adjustable water flow, everything is neat and tidy, and no worries of losing anything to a water change. Its going to work great for eggs/fry. I was using a floating fry saver w/ a sponge filter that had an adjustable uplift. Iíd have to wedge the saver in the tank, so that it wouldnít be draw to the filterís overflow, causing it to flip; then position the sponge filter so that the upliftís water would fall into the saver. Worked great, fry were in a small space for feeding, didnít have to worry about them going up the Python, but it made working in the main tank a pain, something was always in the way. My other homemade contraption was the bottom of a bloodworm keeper on a shelf. Iíd then divert water from the filterís overflow into the keeper. Again worked great, but this thing is so much better. When the new one arrives my Celestial pearl danio pair are going in, just have to get some java moss and it will be perfect.

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Old May 9th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #10
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It is simple and versatile,isn't it? I had cories spawn in java moss in another tank,just took the moss and plunked it in the marina box. No fungus,looked like 100% hatched.I do celestial pearl danios in a 15 gal. with a marina box hanging on. Once a week or so i take the java moss out of the 15 gal. and put it in the box, i usually get 10 -15 fry that way. I cut a small piece of sponge and put on the outflow of the marina.If you need java moss i could give you a nice clump, no problem. Thanks on the video/fish .

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Old May 10th, 2014, 02:02 PM   #11
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It is. It just makes it so much simpler and neater. Not having to do water changes on a small volume of water Ė itís worth it just for that. The cut sponge is good, you can just reduce the flow so as not to have the water back up. Right now the one I have w/ the shrimp is overflowing into a hang on net breeder, I think thatís also a Marina item (weíre starting to sound like sales reps). Wanted to be prepared for baby shrimp escaping (high hopes). One of the online reviewers was using it as a small refugium, and now Iím envisioning that the terrestrial plants that are in the tank, can be in this hanging on the tank. Theyíre currently in a plastic box to contain the roots, but I can use this to free up some floor space.

The java would be great, thank you. Are you coming to the next meeting?
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Old May 10th, 2014, 08:47 PM   #12
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I use those clear plastic shower boxes with holes and suction cups for my terrestrials,from the dollar store. Pm me your addy,i'll ship it to you,no charge.Are you breeding those CPD'S?,they are great lil fish.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 11:55 AM   #13
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Oh, too funny. I had used one of those for my hyacinth bulbs, I filled it w/ gravel and rested the bulbs on top, to keep them out of the water. Funny, the stuff that winds up in the tanks. Iím hoping to rear some cpds, I got them last month, from the speaker, Rachel Oíleary. She gave a really nice presentation on nano fish/inverts. I got the cpds and some Asian rummynose (Sawbwa resplendens), all of which are chasing each other around. Saw some eggs fall from the floating plants that the Asians were in, and some fry (??) in the weeds. Theyíre young, just starting to spawn; Iíll let them settle in for a bit, before I attempt to raise fry in earnest. Iím falling behind in the Breederís program. lol Currently theyíre in a 20g swampish looking tank on the window sill, no heater/ filter- fish heaven.

Iíll pm the info, thank you, thatís very nice of you. If you come to the next mtg, I could bring you some Betta smaragdina (approx. 6 month), as reciprocation for the plant! Mtg should be a good one Ė Chuck Davis, his talk is on gadgets and gizmos. Maybe heíll talk about plastic mesh colanders, wedged into Rubbermaid containers, as emergency breeding tanks. lol Itíll right up my alley!
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Old May 11th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #14
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I do soda bottle "box" filters and those plastic test tubes {jagermeister] that my grown up kids brought me,yep i make mini-sponge filters outta those lol. Thats a very cool fish b. smaragdina,i might take you up on that generous offer.I was at the meeting with rachel o'leary as speaker but i didn't stay,i was getting antsy.That was my first meeting. I keep my cpds mainly by themselves,sometimes with least killies.If that fish was a lil bigger it would be even more popular.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 01:18 PM   #15
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So youíre making filters out of my brine shrimp hatcheries. lol This could be its own thread, non-aquarium, aquarium stuff. The smaragdina are really nice, sometimes the males look velvety blue, pretty fish. Of course once the netís in the tank- they all look alike. Yeah, they never start on time, and when thereís a speaker the auction goes til after midnight. The big auctions actually end earlier Ė no speaker. Thereís no happy medium, people that work, have to rush to get there early, so it starts later; and then they leave earlier during the auction, since theyíre up since 5-6am, or brought the kids (who you would want involved in the hobby). Canít win. People come and go all night, like an open house. But you can get some nice fish, especially when theyíre hobbyistís donations. I picked up a pair of Betta ocellata for $12. I donít know where I would have had to have travelled to, to get them.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 10:54 PM   #16
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Lol,you know we must all do it,you're out and about shopping "hmm,that thing would make a great filter etc..." That does sound like a great deal on those b. ocellatus,i don't see them around.Handsome fish,good luck.
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