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Old 03-14-2014, 09:23 PM   #41
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That's so awesome. I really wish I had gotten a breeding pair of rams. P.S. How's Rammy? beep boop boop!
rammy is being a stubborn lil fusser, I'm not sure he's aware of his ultimate re-introduction to his original display?? He's fussing on the bottom of the qt whenever I turn the lights on..
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #42
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Ah yes, the Doctor and his trusty robot sidekick! You're starting to sound like a British TV show. They're so cuuuuuuute! How are the parents getting along, Brookster?
these patents operate like a well oiled....hmmm.. A well cleaned aquaclear filter they're awesome! Mom is doing quite the job! Her lil squirts are still bopping off the bottom whenever she is near. He is keeping the riff raff at bay..
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #43
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Congrats Brookster! Have a cigar.

Are you planning on selling the juveniles?
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:31 PM   #44
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Congrats Brookster! Have a cigar. Are you planning on selling the juveniles?
my Lfs offered $6 cash, I'd prefer $10 trade. I would be happy to ship! Assuming I can get them to that point:/
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can you post a pic of papa fish?
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Makes me wish that shipping across the border wasn't impossible/astoundingly expensive! I've never seen any apistos around here.
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I've only seen them at the Lfs I frequent. When I told him I had a batch if fry get seemed kind if excited than again he also said he's never had much luck raising them up, than again he said he wasn't really a breeder but a seller.. Hffff fingers crossed I guess.. Here's a couple pics of the papa, one from oldsetup with dark substrate and t8 lights( much richer) and one from new setup with light substrate and LEDs!

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Will you do worldwide shipping ? I need some in the UK lol

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I've only seen them at the Lfs I frequent. When I told him I had a batch if fry get seemed kind if excited than again he also said he's never had much luck raising them up, than again he said he wasn't really a breeder but a seller.. Hffff fingers crossed I guess.. Here's a couple pics of the papa, one from oldsetup with dark substrate and t8 lights( much richer) and one from new setup with light substrate and LEDs!

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Yeah well, your LFS guy doesn't have me in the wings to help him out with his fry like you do.

Hmmmm, do I get a pair when they're old enough?
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:46 AM   #50
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Have you looked into hatching brine shrimp for them? It is very easy to do and extremely beneficial for your fry!
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:48 AM   #51
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Also most lfs don't want to take the extra time to age water for daily water changes. Let alone do day water changes and feed the fry more then once a day. That's all more work for them.
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Also have you moved them yet? It's been around three days now hasn't it? A lot of breeders remove the parents from the babies as soon as they absorb their sacs. Typically the mother should try and feed her young but you can do a much better job I'm sure! Also bare bottom is a great idea! So much easier to keep clean. You could put a black background on it so you can see the fry easier and judge their health.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:12 PM   #53
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Yeah well, your LFS guy doesn't have me in the wings to help him out with his fry like you do. Hmmmm, do I get a pair when they're old enough?
this is very true! And for all the help I think it would be absolutely neccessary to get a pair of these lil bops out to dragon's aquarium! Still have a long way to go though..
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Hobgob, I've moved around 20 into a separate tank, there are still some in with the mother, I think I will leave them in as a sort if experiment. The fry tank has a sand bottom, thought itd be more comfortable for them, I also added a couple baby assassin snails to eat the leftover food which is hikari first bites, I really don't have the time or space for a hatchery, I will get some frozen bbs in a week or so.. I think I will just take water from another tank and do more wc's on that instead if age water in buckets.. Sound ok?
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The hikari first bites will hold them off and keep them growing steady for a good 6 months bro, then you can switch them to a micro pellet that sinks
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6 months!!???! How long does it take these guys to grow out to sellable size???
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They should be a half inch by 6 months
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They should be a half inch by 6 months
that's a long time.. I may be in trouble, I'm going away for a week in 6 weeks..
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Your good. Try and get some java moss and put it in there so they can eat things off it
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Your good. Try and get some java moss and put it in there so they can eat things off it
i put some in last night!! I'll have done one come by a couple times to check my tanks so it's not like they'll be neglected the whole week..
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