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Rusty breeding

Postby Nate_Mbuna » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:17 pm

I have 1 male and 1 female rusty who have lately been breeding a lot. The other day I found 1 fry that was probably about 4 weeks old then the next day found 2 more that were about a week old I guess. Should I separate my female when she's holding or keep or in the tank and catch the fry once she spits them. As of right now I've just caught the fry I find in small rock crevasses and the rustys having fry is completely new for me since all times before never resulted in fry.
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Re: Rusty breeding

Postby DJRansome » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:21 pm

If you want 20 fry every time she spawns, you can separate her when she has been holding 18 days. What will you do with all the fry?
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Re: Rusty breeding

Postby Nate_Mbuna » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:26 pm

Right now I've moved the 3 I found to a 10 gallon to grow out. I know I want to add some back to the tank but of course 20 is alot and may not have the tank space for that once grown. I could sell them but not sure how much luck I'll get from that since I may still end up with a lot.
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Re: Rusty breeding

Postby DJRansome » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:32 pm

If you are going to save all batches you will want another couple of tanks and filters to raise the different size fry to selling size.
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Re: Rusty breeding

Postby Nate_Mbuna » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:38 pm

Would a couple of 10 gallons be okay to raise some batches or would a bigger size be needed?
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Re: Rusty breeding

Postby DJRansome » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:43 am

I would do 10G when first spit, then 20G Long for 1/2 inch to one inch, then 55G to raise to 2 inches.
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