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  1. Oldfishlady
    10-16-2010 05:20 PM - permalink
    To convert 81 liters is 21gal...right.....that should be fine-how tall or deep is it? I spawn in 10-12 inches and use lots and lots of live plants as a natural divider for the female to prevent premature egg drop. I also use lot of common snails as part of the clean up crew and for infusoria development a great first food for the fry ( you know the fry are eating infusoria from the black dots in their stomach) what fry food do you plan
    Getting the female conditioned is really important to get quality eggs (I am sure you know this already)
  2. karlhague
    10-16-2010 05:10 PM - permalink
    Do you think that *points at pm* will do as a breeding tank? (their out of 81 liter ones)

    Wont let me post link here
  3. Oldfishlady
    10-16-2010 05:09 PM - permalink
    Awesome...look forward to hearing about your breeding project and some pics....
  4. karlhague
    10-16-2010 04:57 PM - permalink
    Hi OFL..

    Thanks for all the advice in private mails.

    I "MAY" have found a crowntail Female just waiting on the call back.

    and then I will be going out and buying my 81 liter plastic storage box to use as a breeding tank LOL
  5. weluvbettas
    10-15-2010 05:11 PM - permalink
    Great advice! thanks so much!
  6. Oldfishlady
    10-15-2010 05:08 PM - permalink
    I would move the whole spawn to the bigger tank all at the same time and remove the over aggressive ones as you see them.
    Females usually pick the dominate male and they line up to spawn with him-the less dominate or more passive males sit back and stay out of his way so not to make him mad and he kicks their the less dominate males will not fin out very fast/good and will maintain shorter fins...not all but some do.
  7. weluvbettas
    10-15-2010 04:57 PM - permalink
    Yer i dont have space for a 55 probaly 30gal at max. Thanks for the advice. How would i release them males first females first. Will the females pick a male the stay with.
  8. Oldfishlady
    10-15-2010 04:54 PM - permalink
    As long as the brothers are never separated it may work in a 20gal-but a 55g would work better and increase your odds of success with keeping two male won't know unless you try-just be ready with a back-up plan
  9. weluvbettas
    10-15-2010 04:30 PM - permalink
    Hey now that i have a succsessful male/ female tank im wondering how you keep two males together? Im planning like a 20 heavily planted and two males and maybe 7 or so females. Also like planting it extremly heavily planted down the middle acting a wall kinda. These males will be from my current spawn . Any advice?
  10. weluvbettas
    10-15-2010 11:58 AM - permalink
    Yeah i get it now. The two danios will have to go in there for the moment as there used to be 4 but the others were killed so ......

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