Originally Posted by ousig
How many fish to grow out at a time in your 35? I have a 30 that will be mine for now. Could I get away with 10 at a time? Thinking of doing 2 of each species each time until it find my males.
I'm thinking 15 - 17 male with maybe 3 yellow labs later on ?
In one of my 30's i have: 2 inch albino Kyoga Flameback, 2 inch Lethrinops Intermedius, 3 x 2.5 inch Protomelas Tangerine Tigers, 3 inch Ngara Flametail (orange), 2.5 inch Lemon Jake, 2 inch Blue Neon Chirwindi, 2 inch Firefish, female Phenoculus Mdoka White Lips female. 3 x 3 inch Phenoculus Tanzania, 3 inch female Copadichromis Verunyi, 3 inch Otopharynx Yellow Blaze Lithobates female, 3 inch Synodontis Multipunctatus, & 3 x 2 inch Botia Sidthmunki's
In the 20 i have: 5 inch Protomelas Taiwanee Reef & a 5 inch albino Red Empress. The Taiwanee Reef is sub dominant and I wan him to colour up. The Albino Red Empress i wish to breed soon. I need more room though.
In the 35 I have 80 fry: Otopharynx Yellow Blaze Lithobates, Protomelas Tangerine Tiger, Mbenji Peacock, & Synodontis Multipuctatus
In the other 30 I have females: Mbenji Peacock, Lwanda Peacock, 3 x Tangerine Tger, Red Empress, Kyoga Flameback
In the other 20 i have 2 inch Huseri Peacock, 1.5 inch German Red Peacock, 2 x 1.5 inch Tangerine Tiger, 9 x 1.5 inch female Kyoga Flameback's
In the 15 gallon: trying to breed Yellow Collar Mazinzi Reef Peacocks.
In the 10 gallon: female Otopharynx Yellow Blaze Lithobates holding fry + Synodontis Multipuctatus fry. I watched her breed in the 180 with the male. The Multipunctatus were zoomng through. I throw females in the man tank to get some Multipuctatus fry. The parasitic breeding habits of the Synodontis Multipuctatus is pretty neat. Their fry are so cool.
The key is weekly 20-30 percent water changes and heavy filtration. My heavily stocked 30 probably has too many fish in it. I have to do a cull on the 180 so that I can add fish from the 30 and trade some of the fry that I grew out or sell some from the 30.
If you are buying from a pet store look for spots on the anal fin. This works for most peacocks except Firefish and OB Peacocks. Ordering online makes it tough and decreases your chance of getting all males unless you pay a premium.