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PostSubject: when to sell my fry ???   Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:50 pm

hi all i just wondered when do you think its the right size to start selling your young bristles .

i got loads of l144 around 2 cm

i got super reds aproaching 2 cm

i got 144 longfins some about 1.5cm and some older ones about 2 to 3 cm now

any ideas guys , when do you sell urs ????
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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:52 pm

I sell mine at 3cm, 4cm and 4cm+
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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:37 pm

i never sell any under 4cm best to give them a good chance imo
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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:10 pm

High simosprp, I'm usually not to concerned about size - more so age, mine usually go to the shops
@ 6-8 months old- you would figure if the fish has survived for this time it should be healthy enough to move on.
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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:44 am

i think i will take aall ur advice and carry on waiting the bigger the better anyhow , Smile
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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:33 pm

A good inch is fine...although 4CM's is the big winner....more chance of survival....

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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:55 pm

how long are you looking at to reach 4cm? Mine are 3 weeks old now
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PostSubject: ok 4cm ... that's a while yet..   Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:45 pm

wow wait till they are 4+cm or 8 months ......

ohhhh might mean I have pleco explosion on a global scale......

my mating pair seem to be dropping between 30-70 fry every three to four weeks so I might have to separate them at this rate until my fry are big enough to sell...

what do you guys think.......

my first group are about 8 weeks this week and my second are about 3-4 weeks right now, approx 100 fry in a 26 gallon tank..
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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:39 am

I sell mine generally at 3.3cms+ this is because that is what the local fish shops want. I 99% of the time dont sell smaller than that, and if i do it is becasue i know exactly where they are going and know that there is no issues with larger fish etc. I have lost a few sales beacuse of this but I like to know my babies are safe.

Going by age or size really makes little difference in the end as long as the runts are big enough when the age is up. I don't seperate out my spawns, once they are 2cms they go from the breeding tub into the growout tank and when i get a call or i have enough i start ringing around the locals. I find that when i have them in the growout tank it takes them 3-4 months to get to sellable size, if i leave them in the smaller tanks, it take 6-7 months.

when i first started i waited til they were 4cms but now i can spot the ones that need a bit more time in the growout tank and only take the stronger, more developed ones. once you get your eye in its easy to spot Smile

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PostSubject: thank you doug   Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:27 pm

that was useful advice currently my pleco's breed and stay in the biggest tank, now I am thinking of moving the breeding pair into a 26 gallon at a later stage and then from that to a 40gallon for growing out.

Now I am thinking I need two tanks instead of the one I currently wanted lol.....

I have three established tanks but dont really want to change them in any way right now...
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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:31 am

see this is how it starts, i remember that point...i have three, but i like them as is...might get another one...one day i woke up with 17 tanks

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PostSubject: ALL THIS TANK CLEANING TO COME...   Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:36 am

lol, all this tank cleaning to come might put me off..lol...

and then fitting it in with my budo art, arhcery, falconry, and kayaking....

ohh and family life...lol..

which one will give the first...

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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:14 am

falconry Shocked

thats one you dont see every day Cool

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PostSubject: Re: when to sell my fry ???   Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:52 am

I think falconry is great do you have any pics?? :roll:

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PostSubject: hopefully soon curby   Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:57 am

curby,

will try to get some shortly.... at the mucking out stage and feeding...lol...

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