04-05-2010, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
That sounds great! You can send me a package of frog bit, once it multiplies I can send Stephanie a batch and she's going to send me some water lettuce. A win win for Stephanie and me.
I have a one inch Farlowella in qt right now. I know once I put him into my display it'll be a long time before I ever see him again. He's so teeny tiny. They are such cool looking fish.
One inch? You must have someone breeding them. I have never seen Farlowella less than 4-5 inches. They are not difficult to spawn, I have read a couple articles in magazines about aquarists spawning them successfully. The male guards and fans the eggs if I remember correctly. I think I have 1 male and 2 females, only going by girth; time will tell. When you do move him, make sure there is algae in the tank; like otos, they need algae to avoid starvation, but once settled they learn about tablets; alternatively, get him weaned on tablets prior to moving him.
This is the same tank where the baby Hyphessobrycon metae are growing up. Three (could be more, have only managed to count three at one time) are about 1/4 inch long now, and swim out among the other fish who ignore them. The parents are about 2 inches, they are the largest swimming fish in the photos.