03-21-2010, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by philipboucharddavies
Thanks, that was the original plan just to get rid of the females but I have no way of doing so I was thinkingi could just give the babies to my lfs it's a less common fish and I don't see why they woulnt want them?
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Its not that they don't want them, it is just some stores may not buy from you(hence I normally don't buy from these stores, cuz they won't even give me credit for my fish. Some BS that it might make their fish sick.) Stores that will buy from may not always do it. When I do sell endlers I usually call and the store tells me they have room for 1-2 dozen. Then they may not need anymore for about a month. So I had a 15 gal overflowing with 100 of them, its nice to get rid of 2 dozen of them. In the long run though it does not do much. Especially since endlers start breeding at about 2 months. They do not normally eat their young either. I was estimating when I gave away the 100 I raised they were producing about 20 fry a week.
It may just be the area I live in too, we have a large club here. Endlers are common, though stores will still give you $1.25 each for them. My advertisement for free ones out of a group with over 200 members only one person wanted them, which is why he got all of them. I sold 5 young adults at last auction and they went for less than what the store would of given me in credit
. I still keep them, because they take no effort to breed and its too much effort trying to catch every last one of them out of a planted tank. I finally did get some large angels in another tank so I have some means of population control over them.