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How to breed yellow labs

Postby Squege56 » Mon May 16, 2011 11:19 am

I have one male and two females and i want to breed them what do i do also money is tight.
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Re: How to breed yellow labs

Postby esparzar1 » Mon May 16, 2011 11:49 am

Squege56 wrote:I have one male and two females and i want to breed them what do i do also money is tight.


You really don't have to do anything. As long as your water parameters are good and you do weekly water changes they will eventually breed. How big are they? How big is your tank? When I was breeding yellow labs I'd say they started breeding around 3 inches long and about 4-6 months after I got them......just takes a little bit of time :thumb:
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Postby Squege56 » Mon May 16, 2011 12:17 pm

i right now only have 2 inch ones and a 55 galon tank but i wanted to know so when the time comes i can be prepared and should i get a breeder net
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Postby cantrell00 » Mon May 16, 2011 1:06 pm

They are plenty big enough to breed. Are you certain of their sex? labs can be difficult to sex without venting or seeing the female holding...
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Postby Squege56 » Mon May 16, 2011 1:35 pm

The guy at my lfs told me the sex of each one as he got them because he had them separated by sex
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Postby Fogelhund » Mon May 16, 2011 1:46 pm

Squege56 wrote:The guy at my lfs told me the sex of each one as he got them because he had them separated by sex


At 2"... I wouldn't place any money on such a bet.
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Postby Squege56 » Mon May 16, 2011 2:02 pm

ok well is it true that females have white bellies and males are all yellow
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Postby Fogelhund » Mon May 16, 2011 2:16 pm

Squege56 wrote:ok well is it true that females have white bellies and males are all yellow


No, not at all.
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Postby Riceburner » Mon May 16, 2011 3:14 pm

I tell when they are holding. The only thing I notice is the dominant male has very black markings. The rest aren't as deep a black.
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Postby Jaffy » Mon May 16, 2011 3:20 pm

unfortunately that isnt even always true. I have a female that has held many times that has markings that rival any male I've seen.
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Postby cantrell00 » Mon May 16, 2011 3:35 pm

I have a female that has held many times that has markings that rival any male I've seen


Interesting.. Would be nice to get one that has coloring like that to spawn...
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Postby Squege56 » Mon May 16, 2011 3:53 pm

ok thanks well i might get some more tonight to help my chances
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Postby JimA » Mon May 16, 2011 6:17 pm

Since switching tanks a few months ago my labs still have not done anything, maybe the one I think is a male really isn't? Sure looks like one maybe he's just a late bloomer and doesn't know what he's missing, he's got plenty of ladies to choose from :lol:

Here's a pic, thoughts?

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Postby BoilerFan » Mon May 16, 2011 6:43 pm

Judging by the picture I'd say it's a... just kiddin gcan't tell from a picture unless it's a venting photo :D Seriously though, that's a nice looking lab with good black markings.
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Postby DJRansome » Mon May 16, 2011 8:04 pm

Squege56 wrote:i right now only have 2 inch ones and a 55 galon tank but i wanted to know so when the time comes i can be prepared and should i get a breeder net
You are better off with a 10G tank. Hard to raise 20 fish to 1.5" in a breeder net. :thumb:
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