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  1. Oldfishlady
    02-22-2011 12:48 PM - permalink
    Thats right...also, horizontal doesn't always mean stress....both are forms of fishy communication and cammo of sorts.....
  2. karlhague
    02-22-2011 12:35 PM - permalink
    ~Horizontal stripes are stress stripes right?

    And Vertical breeding stripes..

    When she arrived she was really light coloured and had Horizontal stripes, which have vanished
  3. Oldfishlady
    02-22-2011 11:34 AM - permalink
    Sounds like a plan.....
  4. karlhague
    02-22-2011 11:28 AM - permalink
    Yup its a Heavily planted 10Gal One amazon swords, And loads of Java Fern.
    My amazon sword started off tiny it is massive now LOL..

    I will keep a very close eye on things, She was BROWN when she came, Shes Gone blue again YAY..
    So far they tend to ignore each other., Shes half the size my mail is if not even smaller than that.

    I will keep a very close eye on them and see how things go. If i see any nipping/biting nastyness i will split them up.
  5. Oldfishlady
    02-22-2011 11:25 AM - permalink
    You take a risk leaving them together, however, sometimes it will work and other times it will not and this can change watch them close as I am sure you are doing.....this is a heavy planted 10gal tank you have them in.... correct? as long as she can get out of his line of site-they may be fine....hard to say.....another thing to watch for is her getting him if he ignores her and she wants to spawn......
  6. karlhague
    02-22-2011 11:10 AM - permalink
    Hi OFL LIlly Arrived today, after a few issues with her tank shes now settled into not such an ideal situation...
    I left her floating in an old ice-cream tub (thoroughly rinsed), For her to jump out an hour later... Into my males tank.

    Know my male has not batted an eye lid or shown any signs of interest that shes there ,apart from an initial Flare..

    I've been watching them since 2hours after making my post and they seem to be adjusted, Lilly has eaten a couple of pellets, Her stress stripes have Vanished.
    I do have a Little breeding trap i bought from the local lfs cheap (its a breeding trap but its partitioned of into 3 so more than one betta fsih can be displayed in it)
    Would they be okay to be just left alone? and fed at normal feeding times(in your experiance?)
  7. Oldfishlady
    02-22-2011 08:40 AM - permalink
    PeggyJ...nice job

    Reaper....if the fry are too cramped it won't matter what you feed.....they need room and lots of fresh water and a good diet.....good that you are seeing a growth spurt in the outdoor setup....I will be glad when I can get mine set back up outside....I can see a difference in growth too when I get them outside...I have at least another 45-60 days before I can get them outside...but at least the daphina and skeeter larva are back with the
  8. reaper0325
    02-22-2011 08:33 AM - permalink
    About 1 month and 3 weeks. But they are just about 1.3cm, as they got no significant growth for about a month. A local breeder told me to use egg yolk all through out, but it didn't work. They just began growing noticeably when i placed them outdoors, copying your set up.
  9. PeggyJ
    02-21-2011 07:46 PM - permalink
    Check out my album... the fish are getting big!
  10. karlhague
    02-21-2011 09:58 AM - permalink
    Hi OFL, Just heard about my Electric Blue Female Crowntail.

    She will be here tommorow! (Soo excited).

    I probably should have got A red female to go with my red male, but couldnt find one..

    Some idiotic family member spilt yellow paint on the outside of my Tank I was going to use for breeding.. (its not on the inside) , So now I have to sort that out (GRRR).

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