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Old 01-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #11
 
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Have you thought about Kribensis? They are fairly easy to breed and they take care of their young - which is interesting to watch.
Ooo lucklein, I do like these but I do not know how well a cave dweller would work with the crayfish. Maybe I can figure something out.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
 
Do you guys at least think I have enough space to try to breed tiger barbs?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:28 PM   #13
 
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I dont think you got room for the '' tigers'' as they like alot of room to swim they are very very active even if you had a long tank 29 aint enough really . Now I'm saying this mainly based from all the talk in another thread I was just reading with homer asking about fish and brought those guys up well he asked about the green tigers and everyone said the same thing to him . Myself I dont know really to be honest . I havent had any barbs since I was a kid , now that said when I had them it was in either a 10 or a 20 as those were the only ones I had as a child , and they lived . But livin aint breeding or being happy its just surviving and thats not cool to put animals through just for personal enjoyment . I wouldnt keep them now in one of those tank sizes .
Even if you got them and they did breed I dont know if your grow out would be big enough for the fry to grow out in properly . Im sory its hard to decide on one that fits what your equiped for , .
Its always easier to pick one and then get what you need for it . Well easy except for the money involved in geting it all .
Just keep looking you'll find one that fits your set-up , its great that your actually goin through the effort to find one that will be comfortable in what you have thats rare in this hobby , most folks just get whatever they want regardless of how it will affect the fishes life .

I like the krib chichs , they would love the crayfish lol for lunch ;) sory I know that was wrong to say . I love my ghosties . That chich in particular is the ones I was thinking of to be honest , or a blue ram pair like dj mentioned earlier they are both cool and colorful . And what you have would handle a pair , no more than a pair though .

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #14
 
Would you say the same thing about Zebra Danios, I believe they stay a little smaller.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:21 PM   #15
 
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Hey Hank ,
I have absolutely no experiance personally with them ( danios) , but I'll give you my opinion . As they are a very active fish its also a very tiny one and hense would require less space and produce less waste in a smaller tank as well . I would think that they would make a fine choice for your new endeavor with breeding . They are small , you have the room for them in your main tank as well as the grow out should be fine for the fry . But make sure that you WANT to raise these and are not settleing for them , as in doing so you will not get near the gratefacation or pleasure rather from it as you would with a fish you really love .

You said earlier that you had alot of experiance with live birthers guppy, molly , and so on . Well even though they are a very common fish they are stil just as rewarding as the other
''cooler'' fish ( loves guppys ) and you are suited for them . You could continue with them and fine tune your breeding skills and have more time to research and prepair for entering another field such as the egg layers . So in doing this you wouldnt have to settle for what you could have rather you could have what you want , and be completely set for said species breeding , houseing ,and so fourth . Even learn more about the genetics so you could really stand out in shows and sales with your fish health , color , fins so much goes into the genetics that is taken for granted with '' the parents looked okay'' being what based the breed in the first place . When an experianced breeder with a knowledge in genetics can get so much more than one without it .
But I'm not tryin to talk you out of the new idea just reminding you of other options ,. Oh and dont forget the shrimp they are a big thing now like previously posted by someone was a ''critter tank '' thats also an idea I mean you have a huge set-up as far as they are concernd. And there are many diffrent kinds to choose from as well , with difficulty rangeing from easy to advanced . Crystal reds are really cool as well as this one type ( red chich ) is posted a thread on in the classifieds about a breed / species in hawaii about to go extinct that are selling for the last time .
I just dont want you to get a fish and then a month later say '' I wish I had waited '' or '' I wish I had got that one instead '' .
Sory for the chapter long reply
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:51 AM   #16
 
Thank you very much for the reply! I used to work at a pet store and my favorite fish to feed were the zebra danios. They would torpedo up from the bottom of the tank and attack the food. Very interesting to feed. I do appreciate your comments about genetics. I always take that approach in other animal breeding, its good too see that it's common in this hobby too. I am also really liking those blue rams.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:53 AM   #17
 
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You could breed shellies in the 10 no problem, growout in the 29. If your looking for small colorful cichlids there's plenty of apisto species out there, some such as cacatouides are fairly easy to breed & colorful, others can be quite a challenge. If you keep up on water quality a pair of them in a 10 shouldn't be too much of a squeeze, I've bred them in a 20 & they had plenty of room.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #18
 
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Okay Hank I got it , Man I found one of the COOLEST fish so amazing . Its freshwater you got room for a pair and it is way cool and diffrent I know I said cool like a dozen times but he is man .
I just read about it on another thread stockin issue , Its the africanbutterfly fish . I never heard of it and looked it up while reading the post and thought of you lol . It matches what you said you were looking for , uniqe , color , fins ,body structure its a choice that hasnt been mentioned and should really be looked into for you . I dont know about breeding conditions or requirments but if you want I will find out for you just message me or post it and I'll find out all I can , I want one now lol .
Just wanted to throw that in with all the rest , like I said I thought of you the second I saw it and read a little . Thought you might like to check into it .
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:11 PM   #19
 
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Okay Hank I got it , Man I found one of the COOLEST fish so amazing . Its freshwater you got room for a pair and it is way cool and diffrent I know I said cool like a dozen times but he is man .
I just read about it on another thread stockin issue , Its the africanbutterfly fish . I never heard of it and looked it up while reading the post and thought of you lol . It matches what you said you were looking for , uniqe , color , fins ,body structure its a choice that hasnt been mentioned and should really be looked into for you . I dont know about breeding conditions or requirments but if you want I will find out for you just message me or post it and I'll find out all I can , I want one now lol .
Just wanted to throw that in with all the rest , like I said I thought of you the second I saw it and read a little . Thought you might like to check into it .
God bless
Are we talking about Pantodon buchholzi or Anomalochromis thomasi?
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:13 PM   #20
 
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Dwarf puffers You know breeding these would be awesome
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