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    MandyD
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    My attempts!

    Post by MandyD on Thu May 27, 2010 7:04 am

    Right, not ready yet! But I now have my breeding tank! Very Happy it's a nice plain oblong 60 ltr tank, so a nice size Very Happy So obviously first thing it to set it up with water and plants etc. I need a divider (Keeeelllll!)to keep the girl away from the male for a bit (or will something else be better?), what else do I now need to be preparing? All fish are fed on bloodworms mostly anyway so dont think they need to be conditioned? Suspect Verrry slow walkthrough here - Beginner alert LOL What a Face
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by Haych on Thu May 27, 2010 7:51 am

    I wouldnt use a divider - I personally used a cut off coke bottle.

    Bare bottom is best, anda choice of places for the male to nest. I put in half a poly cup, IAL and bubble wrap - works wonders
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by MandyD on Thu May 27, 2010 8:08 am

    Brill thank you! Very Happy
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by Nina on Thu May 27, 2010 8:10 am

    i agree with haych i used a cut off coke bottle, bare bottomed tank , plenty ofplants (i used lots of top coverage plants , babies love em ) and somewhere for girlie to hide from her fella, and the poly cup, IAL and lots of luck hun x
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by Haych on Thu May 27, 2010 8:14 am

    deffo lots of luck!

    On a side note I did have lots of plants in there for the actual spawn but afterwards I took the plants out as Kel told me it is much easier to care for the babies and I have to say it is!
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by Nina on Thu May 27, 2010 8:16 am

    cool haych , i have to say i've not found the plants a problem although i do thin it out every coupla weeks
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by MandyD on Thu May 27, 2010 8:21 am

    One question re the coke bottles. I know I've not tried it yet, but what do you do, just float the bottle with her in it in the tank? Embarassed (Yes I know, going to be a slow process LOL)
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by kel on Thu May 27, 2010 8:39 am

    yup thats it

    also plan now for fry feeding.. what are you gonna feed them the first days after their egg runs out... they can't eat even just hatched bbs at this stage.

    Then what's gonna be their main diet for the next two months?

    also do you have a fry filter?

    you will need one specific if you want best results

    dunno if you noticed the filters in my cubes on the bench.. black foam ones with air bubbles in middle?

    most filters will kill the fry as soon as they catch in the flow so it's either a super gentle foam filter or none at all.


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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by Haych on Thu May 27, 2010 8:41 am

    cut off the top and bottom

    you have a tube (like a loo roll) to put her in and is easy to release her and at times re-tub her.

    Just ensure you cut it as flat as possible - I have had many escapees from a wonky bottle lol!
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by Haych on Thu May 27, 2010 8:42 am

    I use algarde bio foam filter - theyre brill
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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by Nina on Thu May 27, 2010 8:52 am

    i just cut the top off mine when i spawned them and floated her in the tank mand

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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by Storm on Thu May 27, 2010 10:57 am

    Yey!!!! goodluck mandy lol.


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    Re: My attempts!

    Post by MandyD on Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:19 am

    Just remind me Kel what was that brine stuff you use?

    Have also just ordered me a sponge filter offa ebay, so getting there slowly now! Very Happy

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