Conversation Between Oldfishlady and indjo
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- 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 bragging...lol.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.