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Old 04-20-2011, 10:41 AM   #21
 
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Here are my females

and you can see my salt water fish watching me take their pictures lol
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #22
 
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Cute, they look like Czech red to me or a sunset. That is what color my little Junior is. :)
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:17 AM   #23
 
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ah lol, i think its weird because i can see all their bones haha, one of them looks very pregnant, big gravid spot on her and really dark, i just dont know how long until she has the babies and if she will have them with the other 3 females in there
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:18 AM   #24
 
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ah lol, i think its weird because i can see all their bones haha, one of them looks very pregnant, big gravid spot on her and really dark, i just dont know how long until she has the babies and if she will have them with the other 3 females in there

Yes she will. Do you have places for the babies to hide? Live plants are great for that. Floating the Pennywort or Wisteria is wondeful for the fry.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:21 AM   #25
 
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i have like 3 plastic floating plants thats suppose to be hooked on stuff in my net breeder, but i have all 4 females in my 2 gallon tank with large rocks on the bottom
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #26
 
They look like blondes but I think you can only get blonde males I don't think females come in that color. They are still pretty. For my fry, I bought a 5$ breeder net and it worked good for my first batch of fry. The only problem I have with it is the fake plands. I'm going to replace them sooner or later with live ones.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:36 PM   #27
 
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I had a angelfish in my community tank and it did a great job keeping the fry down. I would get rid of all the floating plants where the babies hide in most of the time. That could be the reason also why you have so many fry. I would just keep all male guppies only as the females are mostly a bland color. This will do away with excess fry. Mix male guppies with platy males, or Balloon molly males,You will not have any babies born and have a nice group of livebearers that look nice. With this group you can get a small Harleqen Rasborao group of 4 or more depending on your tank size, Neon tetras, Glow light tetras, I have a schooling group of 9 neon tetras in my Black & Blue Themed 30 gal. bowfront tank.

I have the following fish in that tank:

9 Neon tetras
1 Male Blue Tiger endler- Soon to get a female or 2 shipped from aquabid
1 Female Blk. Balloon bellied molly
1 Blue eyed bushy nosed pleco
3 Amano shrimps
1 Cory catfish
Soon to be shipped 3 Blue Neon Wag Platies
Soon to be shipped 1 Blue Wag Swordtail Female

I used to have a 55 gal. but downsized to a planted 30 gal. Anglefishs are great for fry control. Only get 1 as 2 may breed and many not be good with the tetras. I had a nice group of harleqen tetras which are bigger in size and Glow light tetras and the anglefish was the size of a quarter when I got it and great up with the smaller fish. It grew to about 6" before I rehomed it at a auction. I miss the angelfish it was a blushing angelfish and it had a nice personality and would follow you around when you passed the tank or looked in like a dog. It also liked to follow a red lazer pointer around in the tank.

If breeding gets out of hand I ship to a friend on aquabid that sells fish, rehome on craigslist, rehome at the San Diego Tropical Fish Soc. auction that I'm a member of. I can alway ad a blue gouarmi to my Black & Blue themed tank

I'm glad that you decided to get an angelfish as every community tank should have 1 bigger show piece fish mixed in with the smaller fish. I also like the Gouarmi's, Right now I have 2 dwarf honey gourmi's in my 6 gal. that are no bigger then my Crystal red shrimps they are so cute.Will post pictures of those cute dwarf gouarmi's in next thread.

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Old 04-20-2011, 12:49 PM   #28
 
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Pictures of Dwarf Flame Honey Gouarmi's

Here is the pictures of those 2 dwarf flame honey gouarmi's I got at a local fish store. They were in a tank with tiny endlers. I have never seen ones so small in size. They may be babies as they are the same size as my Cystal red shrimps. I was told by the store manager that they only get about 1" or so big. You can see in the picture that they are the same size as the shrimps. My friend was worried about the shrimps getting eaten I told him that the shrimps are about the same size or bigger then these little guys. I have 6 Cyrstal red shrimps in with them in a 6 gal. for now. I can move them if they get bigger to a 10,20 or 30 gal. tank.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:06 PM   #29
 
Hey, random question that deals with my breeding of guppies. Since all of mine just died, I want to take extreme precaution. Well there are three random questions.

1- How long should I let my 10 gallon cycle before I put the fish in?
2- How many guppies can be kept in a 10 gallon? I had 26 in my 20 gallon because I had 23 fry and 3 adults.
3- How long should I wait before selling the fry?
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #30
 
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1- The tank can cycle in about a months time. To speed it up you can borrow some used filter media from someone that might have a tank set up already, gravel or sand from an existing tank put in pantyhose in your tank. I like this product called Cycle as it has good bacteria that makes cycling faster.

2- you can have 20 or more in that tank. You are suppost to have 1" per gal as a rule but if you do water changes a couple of times a week if it is overstocked they should be fine. All my tanks are understocked and I do a 20-25% water change everyweek. feeding less also helps the water stay cleaner. I feed once a day and skip a day. You can even go every other day like a local fish store does in my area. Get a API liquid water tester kit. They work better then the test strips.

3- You can sell the fry when they are about 1" big at most fish stores that will take them, Some do not take fish from people walking in as they buy from breeders elsewhere. This can be a problem as it takes awhile to raise them at this size. I rehome or sell them on craigslist for cheap. Some fish stores will take tiny fry for feeders. Craigslist is the best I sell 10 fry for a cheap price and include flake food and I always get people that want them if I do not want to deal with hundreds of fry to raise. If they are nice quality guppies that you buy on Aquabid you can get alot more for the babies as long as they are not common ones sold at the local pet store chain. If you want ao raise nice fish to sell get some nice ones on aquabid to start off with as some of the guppies are from show culls.

You can try smaller fish for your tank. Endler's are nice as they are livebeares and are like guppies but smaller in size. If you do not want to breed get males only as a pair will have babies every month or so. With endlers you can also ad Red Cherry shrimps to the tank as long as the tank is planted with real or fake plants. Good real plants for keeping the water clear are Hornwort as this sucks out nitrates, So does a plant that is sold as a bunch that is green and long called Anacharis or ( Egeria densa). They sell this at Petco for about $2.49 bunch.

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