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Old 01-23-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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At What Age/Size to Yellow Labs Start to Breed?

I've got 6 Yellow Labs ranging from 1.5-3" in length. The oldest have been in there for a few months, but they all started out as tiny juveniles. I have decor with nooks and crannies that they can hide in. At about what age/size will they start to breed?
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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When they decide they are ready. I've seen a 1.5" holding.
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Water Temp/ Tank layout has a good part to do with it, make sure you have some rocks in the tank, a good flat one.
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Following trying to breed labs too ! ^_^
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Water Temp/ Tank layout has a good part to do with it, make sure you have some rocks in the tank, a good flat one.
Care to elaborate on the temp? I keep my tank at about 78.
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If you are trying to force breeding there is a trick. Pm me and I'll let you know, but I'd rather not post it here cause it can be a sure way to wipe a tank out if you're irresponsible.
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Usually breed in warmer waters. My tank is at right at about 80 and my fish breed like crazy
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Usually breed in warmer waters. My tank is at right at about 80 and my fish breed like crazy
+1....mine is the same temp and they won't stop! There's always at LEAST one holding...
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good to know im trying the same thing so ill put some flat rocks in mine also.
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Size mostly doesn't matter...

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I've got 6 Yellow Labs ranging from 1.5-3" in length. The oldest have been in there for a few months, but they all started out as tiny juveniles. I have decor with nooks and crannies that they can hide in. At about what age/size will they start to breed?

...AGE does. Your fish should be at least 2 years old and about 2" before they will start to really breed on a regular basis. (This is an average. Some may start earlier, some later.) They will also do better in a larger aquarium even tho they are a smaller fish (max length 4"-5") 40 gal Long (48" x12"x12") & up. Space, privacy, and protection will produce more spawns than not.

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