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Conversation Between Oldfishlady and indjo
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  1. indjo
    01-20-2012 09:58 AM - permalink
    really??? OK
  2. Oldfishlady
    01-19-2012 12:44 PM - permalink
    Hey, you need to empty your PM box so I can respond....
  3. indjo
    08-17-2010 05:39 AM - permalink
    My biggest is about 50g long and they're for crayfish. I can't use plants so I can't make mine peaceful.

    If I may ask, what tail type and color are you breeding? I'm trying to understand their genetics. Though I've read about genetics, I still don't fully understand.
    In the past I only bred green and copper HM. Now I'm working on metalics. Green, copper, platinum and gold. Unfortunately everything is going wrong and I haven't produced anything worth

    You are house bound? .... If that means you can't go places/not mobile, I guess that's another thing we have in common. I'm slowly loosing my legs (bad spine and some other thing - docs can't define/diagnose my symptoms). So I am home most of the time (unless I teach). But still I can't care for my hobbies as I would like to.... my legs hurt and I don't have the energy.
  4. indjo
    08-15-2010 02:32 PM - permalink
    I agree that aggression is due to isolation. And that's why they aren't as aggressive in the wild. I also agree that aggression will occur when they are disturbed/moved..... But I always experience aggression when they want to spawn. 3 - 4 months is the longest I can keep them together peacefully.

    You have crayfish too? What kind? I have redclaws and some papua type, and others I don't know the names. Redclaws are the easiest to keep. Papua's are the most difficult. I have never succeeded spawning papua's.

    I guess I'm a greedy (?) type - wanting everything though have very limited resources.
  5. indjo
    08-15-2010 01:15 PM - permalink
    Yes, you should show us pictures. I'm guessing they should be about 0.5 - 1 cm (you didn't give us the actual size)

    I forgot to ask in your thread and don't want to double post. Was the female not eating fry your first experience? You see I believe that behavior is genetic. .... I'm not asking you to experiment, please don't risk loosing fry! I was just wondering if you've had such experiences in the past. I'm trying to either prove myself wrong/right.
  6. indjo
    08-14-2010 01:24 PM - permalink
    Hi again, How's your outside spawn doing? You haven't updated us. They should be about a month old. What do you feed them after 1 week old. ...... basically I'm asking about every detail about their development. Please update, I'd like to know because it's different from the usual.
  7. indjo
    07-28-2010 01:00 AM - permalink
    Hi Oldfishlady, I thought water quality is the key to successful breeding. Why do people here still have problems with breeding and only get a few survive to adult.
    In 1981-1982 I randomly counted the fry of spawns which averaged 1000. So 200 is a bad result IMO. That's why I gave up caring for the fry and just accept what I get (my average is 200-300 if I care for them).

    I don't want to post this publicly to avoid discouragement (?) and offend people. I hope you don't mind my messaging you like this.
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