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A couple of questions.
Old 09-12-2009, 09:59 AM   #11
 
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I have bred bettas in a 10 gallon, 37 litre, tank that was only partly filled. The water level was at about 6 inches. You are right about needing to keep the betta sorority separate from the male but you also need to consider the need to sex and then separate the fry at a young age.

Kribs I have bred in a 29 gallon, about 90 litres, tank. I have also seen them bred in a 10 gallon with a larger grow out tank for the fry.

I have never kept apistogrammas so I can't be much help with cockatoos.

A very easy cichlid that comes out quite nice looking is a Herotilapia multispinosa, known as a rainbow cichlid. They can be bred in a 200 litre tank and the fry can be raised in that tank to about 1 1/2 inches in size which is a good size to sell them off. They love to eat plant matter so live plants don't survive well in their tank, it does seem to bring them into condition when I give them a layer of duckweed on their tank to eat. This is a picture of some of mine.

and another picture with new fry in the picture

The plants in the second picture are just silk plants. The dark lower body on the adult is a breeding coloration that is not seen unless they are actively breeding or rearing fry.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:18 PM   #12
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willow- yes i think i will stick to that layout. I might increase the sizes by 20-30 litres.

ghreed- i looked into the betta's which is why i have decided against breeding them, both my kribs and pleco's are in the 90l at the moment and there have been eggs from both fish, but the nest are getting disturbed by the other pairs so no fry yet, thats why i am looking into them and asking on the forum as well, i want to get as much info as possible before i start breeding properly.

Also the fish i have are just my intro to the breeding experience, i have kept all the types before so i figured they would be best. I am not really interested in the money (although its always handy to have extra pennys lol) and the money i get from these fish will go towards bigger and better tanks and hopefully i will be able to get my hands on fish that are hard to come by and breed them.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:06 PM   #13
 
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good luck with it Gav.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:35 PM   #14
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cheers willow

I really like those cichlids and I have had a look at rams and red forest jewels.
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:51 AM   #15
 
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the red forest jewels look like beautiful fish.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:04 PM   #16
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They are problem is they have TEETH! so no other fishy friends for them lol. I have some other fish that I have seen in my LFS but i need to do some more research before i get them. Wish I could breed loaches but thats more pennys than I have to try n do that :).
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:26 PM   #17
 
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does that pose a threat to you in anyway ?
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:41 PM   #18
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No lol, my gf sister has them in a tank and I had to catch a shrimp that was in with them, it was too hard with a net so I just put my hand in and grabbed it, I could have sworn they were eyeing my hand up though o_0 lol
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:41 PM   #19
 
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haha,cool.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:45 PM   #20
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Well i'm goin to have to put off the breeding for a while cos of the trouble with my display tank, but i will still be looking into types to breed for when i have everything on track again.

I have looked at some fish so far and i am still sticking to cichlids and plecos; Agassizi dwarf cichlid, leopard frog pleco, panda dwarf cichlid.

I have also read that it is possible to breed kuhli loaches? I had a school of 12 which was enough to try and breed but now they are all dead.
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