Congrats!!!! you are going to have babies!!!!
that sounds so awful. I don't want the babies to get eaten. I know it happens in the wild and it's part of nature, but...awww. :?newforestrob said:you might consider getting a group of synodontis multipunctus catfish theyll help with fry control
Can fry at different ages, all the same breed, be kept in the same tank? I think this is what will be my determing factor.newforestrob said:time to invest in a couple more tanks then :lol:
Like any other breeding program, you will have to be selective. If your tank is healthy you will have holding females fairly often, and raising all the potential fry can become a big enterprise. My tank is less than a year old and I have already concluded that I can't begin to handle all the fry that it can produce. So, I am watching for the best matches (nice male and female of a species that I like or feel would be easy to sell/trade) and then raising the fry if they look promising. This is my 'new' strategy after raising fry from a yellow lab that must have had mixed blood (apparently a common problem), as the fry turned out to be poorly marked.zoie said:that sounds so awful. I don't want the babies to get eaten. I know it happens in the wild and it's part of nature, but...awww. :?
GREAT!!! =D> :lol:pack-rat said::fish:
Now you're talking! Most people live in a house that might have a fish tank in it. Us cichlid folks live in fish tanks that have pockets of air scattered about for the air-breathers.
brinkles said:I have a 10g for holding moms/newborns/quarantine, and I'd strongly suggest one or two with cheap foam filters and not much else in them. Craigslist is full of ugly tanks just waiting for your fry![/quote
Thanks, you gave me a great idea! I was going to get a quarintine tank this weekend and I could use that for the fry. I was thinking all or nothing, but I don't have to save EVERY batch, I could just save one every now and then.
I already showed my daycare kids the holding fish. I have one 5 yr, three 6 yrs and 3 babies. They were all excited, then I was kicking myself because they were expecting babies. I explained how other fish eat the babies (like in finding Nemo), but that maybe one would survive (like in finding Nemo). They were good with that.
But now maybe we can have babies!!!!!! :dancing:
I had done some reading on breeding because I figured they would eventually breed, but now i have to go do some mega reading!!!!