Conversation Between Anitax3x and indjo
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- I breed in a 1g regular (15 x 15 x 25cm), 1g shallow (30 x 30 x 10cm), up to 50g (120 x 40 x 40 cm) - ALL depending on the male I'm breeding. I would use 1g for small young males and troubled males (less active). I use bigger tanks for regular healthy males that could literally swim around non stop all day and for half giants (I use 3-50g for half giants).
The depth also depends on the health. But usually I breed in regular depth ( as deep as I usually keep the tank). Sometimes bigger tanks are only filled half way. I've also bred in 2" water in the 1g shallow, 3-4" water in my 7g round tub..... all works.
So yes, your plan would work. IMO you don't need a divider but it won't hurt using them either. Without dividers may take longer but definitely safer for female since she has more space to avoid the male.
- Do you Breed in 20 gal? Rather than a 10? I Have an empty 30 gal for a growout, Could I possibly spawn in there? My idea would be to fill up the tank only a few inches and use a home made divider to keep the pair in a section, so they don't lose each other, and once I take the male out, remove the divider.