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daisycutter 03-11-2007 12:59 PM

firemouth timescale
my 4 firemouth babies currently reside in a 20g with a large pleco and a syno cat how long before they reach adulthood im planning to dispose of the current tank and replace it with a 50g the fish are on a diet of flake,algae wafers,frozen cockle,ciclid mix frozen food,live brineshrimp simply put how long have i got before they reach a size were i need the 50g i was only planning to keep a pair i bought 4 to let them find a pair how do i tell sexes and how will i know a pair has formed?

Gump 03-11-2007 03:51 PM

if you keep the tank mates the same you can transfer them now.

daisycutter 03-11-2007 06:55 PM

its more of a case of when will the 50g be a nesesity not an option

Gump 03-11-2007 10:38 PM

how big are the firemouths right now?

daisycutter 03-12-2007 08:21 PM

mere babies about 2 inch

Gump 03-12-2007 09:56 PM

almost big enough to breed so i wouldnt call them fry or babies at that size. And IMO id move them out with in a few months.

daisycutter 03-14-2007 12:45 PM

few months is good enuff thanks im short on cash

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