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Conversation Between indjo and Curlyfatbottom
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  1. indjo
    01-05-2012 04:19 AM - permalink
    Those were tank temp, not air. IDK what temp of air is. I think it should range above body temp - above 36C (probably around 38C - I feel hot) and low should be around 30C (I feel cold). No matter how hot it is here, it seldom reaches 40C.

    We just had a crazy storm. Rain was literally falling sideways (not down). Wind blew all empty plastic jars/bottles everywhere. Tubs that gets rain water over flowed .... even those that's not supposed to get rain water are filled. Well, there goes my supply of daphnia. I hope my fry are ok.... too windy for me to check.

    Fortunately it didn't lasted too long. 1 hour of such rain would have flooded the river and an extra hour would have flooded our neighborhood. .... still waiting for the "once in 5 year" flood .....
  2. Curlyfatbottom
    01-04-2012 12:58 PM - permalink
    will your lucky u have someone to look out for u.
    im on my own when im sick.

    will im just hoping there no outbreak this summer.
    cause it will really throw me back big time.

    wow its that warm over there.
    today high is 67f and the low is 39f.
    its sunny today
  3. indjo
    01-04-2012 07:40 AM - permalink
    I used to drink beer to warm my body when ever I catch the flu... not anymore because the wife is against it.

    Sure enough I broke down and am not feeling too well. Fortunately it doesn't seem to be dengue fever ...thank god!!! We had sun today, so I'm feeling better ... a little. Either way I'm always outside with my fish..... very windy and damp!!!

    I don't use a combined filter system for that reason. I prefer to keep them in small tanks, in groups of 5-12. It's easier to control and cure if any have problems.

    I'm currently bored - can't breed. Temp is too low (25-26C/77-78.8F). 3 of my latest spawns failed. Heaters are useless when it's sunny because temps reach 28C/82.4F and during hot season it spikes to 30-31C/86-87.8F ..... deep tanks are better in these conditions - more stable.
  4. Curlyfatbottom
    01-02-2012 07:23 PM - permalink
    It suck to be sick.
    Smart old me didn't wait till I heal to have a drink.
    But it was my cousins last day in town b4 they go back home.
    Feel even worst then before.
    Ok with that settle.
    I'm going to breed my giant in a three gallon tub.
    Don't know why but have a higher success rate with small tank.
    Yes 20 gallon is small but with a back up 200 gallon slum system will keep the water clean.
    The only down fall to that.
    If one tank get sick.
    All of the tank get sick.
  5. indjo
    01-02-2012 12:08 AM - permalink
    Sorry to hear of your health. I'm not sick ..... yet ... hope I won't. Last week I was bitten (a lot) by dengue (?) mosq. while picking rambutan fruit. If I don't get sick by the end of this week, then I should be OK. My son was (new years eve) and as usual I stayed up to make sure his fever doesn't get too high. He's better now but I'm dead tired..... hope my immune system is still good enough.

    We have been having bad weather for 2 weeks and rain for the last 5 days. Illness is common both in and out of the tanks. My bettas have lost their appetites due to long periods of low temp (they're out side) and some have even died without showing any symptoms. Hope I get at least 1 sunny day this week. That should boost my betta's health.
  6. indjo
    01-02-2012 12:07 AM - permalink
    yes. Any betta will breed in any amount of water. I bred mine in a 7, 5 and 3g. .... the ones I know that doesn't produce much fry. And I know people who breed them in 1.25g (15x15x21cm) tanks.... (they don't care much about the female's well being.)

    Just make sure that you know your male's character - if he is vicious, use tons of hiding places for the female. By hiding places, I mean places where the male can't easily go to so he can't follow the female there. I use anacharis jammed together so that they need to shoot into it. They can't just swim normally into it. That way the male can't get to the female.

    Depending how many fry you have - if you have 100-200, 20g will not be enough (only good for the first 2 months). You will need to separate into groups according to size.
  7. Curlyfatbottom
    01-01-2012 03:37 PM - permalink
    New to giant.
    So I still have a long way to go until I master it.
    With color.
    I really like the blue.
    Cause it can be bred with other color and still pop up with clean color.
    Color like black,green, white and blue.
    But the down fall is that you can't really mix it up.

    I'm also limited to space.
    So going back to old school breeding.
    Three gallon breeding tanks.
    So I can have more tank set up.
    Grown out tank will be 20 gallon.
    Will all of this is still on the draw board.
    Just got a free tarp that's bigger then 12'x16'
    And pick up some use wood 50 2"x2"x6' and 60 2"x4"x12' for $10
    So I'll have my hand full in a few weeks.
    Still to sick and cold to be working outside.
    Yeah do you think it's possible to breed giant in a small 3 gallon tank
  8. indjo
    01-01-2012 11:06 AM - permalink
    That is the wise thing to do. Unfortunately I often find myself out of tanks to breed in. So instead if raising a few in too big a tank, I mix them and use the empty tank for further breeding.

    I don't usually mix similar spawns. But in this case I thought blue x blue = blue.... I was wrong because the blue was apparently a result of a mix spawn and got a lot of green.

    I am currently working with:
    Super Blacks (still waiting for age/size)
    Red dragons (now F1 - will be spawning for F2 later this month)
    Gold/Yellow dragons (waiting for age/size)
    Blue dragons (which was apparently from a mixed spawn so I got a bunch of colors in F1) .... this lead me to work with Black dragons too

    Giant - mainly trying to get pure 100% dragon scales ....Green, Blue, and Red ....Oh and improve their fins (the females all have poor form)
  9. Curlyfatbottom
    12-31-2011 10:28 PM - permalink
    The tag help out a lot if I remember to record all the data.
    Thing like male to female ratio.
    Number of hm.
    Body style
    Only time I bunch up the batch is that I know for sure what is what.
    Never mix the green with blue batch
    Never mix marble batch with anything
    Only time I mix it up.
    Is when I breed white and red
    Unless I breed white with a blue
  10. indjo
    12-31-2011 09:55 AM - permalink
    I used to put tags on my tanks. But when I am busy (work), I often move fry and forget about the tags ..... and forget who's who.

    Sometimes I only work with a few color/types - then I forget who's who because they all look the same. LOL

    I guess the bottom line is that it's better to have tanks for each spawn so you don't need to mix them to make space for new spawns. And working with totally different colors helps too - easy to identify.

    Happy New Year .... at my place it's an hour before midnight.
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