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  1. Oldfishlady
    10-16-2010 05:09 PM - permalink
    Awesome...look forward to hearing about your breeding project and some pics....
  2. 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
  3. weluvbettas
    10-15-2010 05:11 PM - permalink
    Great advice! thanks so much!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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?
  8. 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 ......
  9. Oldfishlady
    10-15-2010 11:56 AM - permalink
    Thats is kinda a non-issue and the beauty of active growing live plants-often with live plants they will use the ammonia before it converts and you may never see nitrates and so that makes it hard to know if you are cycled or not. Plants take care of the water-you still need to make some water changes but once a NPT matures those can be decreased based on stocking-In my mature NPT some with filters and some without get 1-2 times a year water changes at most-I do top off with fresh water every week because I have open tops and have lots of evaporation....but no regular water changes, no health or fin problems...happy thriving fish and inverts.....this is for heavy planted tanks not tanks with plants...big difference.....
  10. weluvbettas
    10-15-2010 11:33 AM - permalink
    so your saying that i dont have to worry about cycling when live plants are added?

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