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post #11 of 11 Old 10-08-2011, 08:10 PM
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It is common to have fish spawn as soon as one is introduced into a new environment with the opposite sex. I've known corydoras do this, and cichlids. One of the tricks if fish won't spawn is to separate male/female in different tanks, then feed them well and introduce them to a small breeding setup; they frequently spawn overnight. Characins are like this.

I answered your mealworm question in the earlier thread, but will repeat just so it is here too; once a week is sufficient. Mealworms are not a good fish food more often, due to the fat and/or the very hard "skin" which if memory serves me is difficult to digest.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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