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I want to breed and need some advice. I know I'm going to have Melanchromis Cyaneorhabdos, and Labidochromis Caeruleus. I'm also would like a vertical striped fish that would get along with the other 2 and any other suggestion are welcomed.
 

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Ps. Demasoni... :thumb: Those r the 3 species I have in my 75G, and they r breeding like crazy. :D
 

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At least 15 for the Dems. I have 12 M. Cyaneorhabdos and 10 YL in my 75G right now. What is the footprint of ur tank?
 

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The tank is 72 x 18 x23, I'm buying it on Saturday. Right now I have 48" 50 gal with the M.Cyaneorhabdos in it. The plan is to keep the 50 for a grow out tank. My girlfriend is mad and thinks I'm wasting my money.
 

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How much does your girlfriend spend on cosmetics/clothes/hairstyling etc.

Sounds like a good purchase to me. I think you'd get away with another species or two in a tank that size.
 

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I've learned since joining this site that breeding siblings and parent/child does not introduce defects as previously thought. So as long as the fish have a choice of mates (even if all the choices are relatives) any defects will not be any greater and may be less than if you buy each fish from a different gene pool.

Do a search on posts by Number6.

This way you can save lots of $$ by buying unsexed juveniles and improve the gene pool at the same time.
 

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DJRansome said:
I've learned since joining this site that breeding siblings and parent/child does not introduce defects as previously thought. So as long as the fish have a choice of mates (even if all the choices are relatives) any defects will not be any greater and may be less than if you buy each fish from a different gene pool.

Do a search on posts by Number6.

This way you can save lots of $$ by buying unsexed juveniles and improve the gene pool at the same time.
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Sweet thanks for the info it'll be a lot easier to just order from 1 supplier.

P.S. I just got my tank home today I'm real excited but I'm going to take my time setting everything up rocks, substrate, and all that.
 
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