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TankMAster 08-09-2010 07:03 AM

Breeding egg layers and mouth brooders in Green water
What is the outcome of breeding in green water? Does this result in better quality fry with better fins and richer colors?

What would be the effect on spawning and the breeding process as a whole?

Would it be better to raise fry in green water rather than breed them in this water?



kitten_penang 08-09-2010 12:01 PM

the green water is only to make sure fungus don't attack the eggs i don't think color or better quality fry has anything to do with it.those traits are inborn passed by their parents in the genes.

TankMAster 08-10-2010 02:18 AM

How is it that goldfish attain deeper colors when placed in a pond compared to being placed in a clear water aquarium?

kitten_penang 08-10-2010 12:55 PM

it's either because of their surroundings (whether it's lighter or darker)or tanins in the water. if it's a natural outdoor pond.but thats what i think.personally i've never heard such a i could be wrong, but i have seen this happen in my some of my rcs get redder if they are in a tank with black gravel and paller in a tank thats bare on the bottom. the guppies did the same thing too.

dylan94 08-11-2010 08:59 PM

Goldfish may also reach deeper and richer colors in a pond than in a tank because in a pond, the water is very natural, they are in a healthier, again more natural environment, they are constantly feeding on little things living in the water and bugs that fall in which gives them lots of nutrients. In a tank, the fish won't get all of those things.

I had an experience like this recently. I had my guppies and cories in my pond for the summer. When I put them in, they were very regular not very colourful, but today, when I pulled them out and brought them back to the aquarium, they were much bigger, healthier I presume and their colours were vibrant and beautiful.

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