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Old 11-14-2012, 07:53 PM   #11
 
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A couple months is all, they first spawned at about the 4 month mark (from when I bought them).

It has been almost 6 months now, I think they still have a little to grow, but they've slowed down a lot.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:17 PM   #12
 
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Wow, so they do grow pretty fast. Got another question, what are you feeding them. For right now, i have just been feeding tropical flakes, but i have plenty more food that I have for my 125 gallon cichlids. I have goldfish pellets, freeze dried blood worms, frozen blood worms, frozen plankton, cichlid pelletz (granules, small and medium size), and shrimp pellets.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:47 AM   #13
 
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They get pretty much only Omega One flakes. If you feed a good food, you don't have to do a varied died. The only reason for a varied died is to get all the nutrients that one paticular food may lack.

That said, on occasion (2 or 3 times a month) they will get frozen brine shrimp or frozen blood worms (they love both). They'd probably eat freeze dried also, but I haven't tried that.

They also sometimes pick at the Omega One Algae wafers I put in for the plecos and corys. They're really not all that picky.

I bought some of the New Life Spectrum pellets, but they are not as thrilled over it. Probably because the pellets are super tiny (0.5 mm). The Diamond Tetra and Harlequin Rasbora though like it.

I don't think cichlid pelets are all that different than flakes, just larger sized for larger fish? Check the ingredients, but I had thought they're all pretty much the same just different sizes (or pellet vs flake).

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #14
 
They grow that fast? Really? I have had my angelfish for almost 9 months now, and the biggest one is from the top of his fin to the bottom of his fin are only 3 inches. I must have some runts.....
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #15
 
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Fish growth is directly related to several factors. Any given fish will not grow in the same manner (speed of growth and size attained) solely dependant upon environmental factors and foods.

Food has been mentioned, and this is certainly crucial. There is also the size of the tank; all fish release pheromones and allomones, and it is now proven that some of these retard growth. The tank size and frequency of water changes has a big impact on this, as there is no other way to remove these chemical signals. Also the other fish in the tank, as unsuitable tankmates will keep the fish stressed and inhibit growth. The water parameters too; inappropriate GH, pH and temperature all affect growth.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #16
 
Geomancer what size tank do you have and what's all with your angels I have considered angels many times
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #17
 
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I know you are asking Geomancer, but I will just fill you in on my setup right now. I have a low tech planted setup with 4 Angels, 4 Oto Catfish, 3 Super Red Plecos, and 6 Black Neon Tetras. This is a 55 Gallon Setup. Here's a pic after I just changed to substrate from play sand to pool filter sand. Looking forward to seeing the plant flourish. The angels and plecos are juveniles, so they are pretty small. Cant see them in the picture though.

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:17 PM   #18
 
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I have five in a 6 foot 125 gallon Aquarium. They are with Diamond Tetra, Harlequin Rasbora, Bristlenose Pleco, Oto Catfish, Bronze Cory, Julii Cory, and Pepper Cory.

This picture is old, from back in July. I got them in May, so they are two months old (from the store) at this point.

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #19
 
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I have five in a 6 foot 125 gallon Aquarium. They are with Diamond Tetra, Harlequin Rasbora, Bristlenose Pleco, Oto Catfish, Bronze Cory, Julii Cory, and Pepper Cory.

This picture is old, from back in July. I got them in May, so they are two months old (from the store) at this point.

Wow! Beautiful tank! How does the light reach your chain swords?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #20
 
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Also what type of lighting are you using there?
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