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 Possible breeding tank or rearing tank?

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Darren Balch
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PostSubject: Possible breeding tank or rearing tank?   Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:44 pm

I've been given a Aquael Hexagon Set II 60ltr Black Aquarium http://www.seapets.co.uk/products/aquarium-supplies/aquariums/glass-aquariums/hexagon-aquarium-aquael-black.html and am wondering if i could use it for trying to spawn a single pair of bristlenoses. My main concern is that the water surface area isnt as large as a rectangular tank of the same volume. My plan was to only have a pair or maybe 2 females and 1 male in the tank no other fish (was planning on using some spare mollies to help cycle the tank initially and then remove them.

What do you guys think, i'm not a fan of odd shapped tanks but i couldnt turn down a free tank.

Decor would be sand, 3 or 4 caves (slate or coconut). Some long reedy plants, some mopani wood twigs/sticks. Hopefully simple but still intetesting for the fish to investigate.

Any thoughts or advice greatfully received.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible breeding tank or rearing tank?   Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:04 pm

would be fine for a singe pair i reckon.

In terms of surface area its easy to increase that. get some nice wood and throw it all in there Smile that way the caves will be hidden under it all so the males will feel safer and everyone has lots of wood/surface area to munch on Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Possible breeding tank or rearing tank?   Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:17 pm

As always Doug thanks for the info, now trying to find a good source who will be able to supply we the BN's, my plan is to get hold 4 or 5 youngsters, hopefully longfin or albino or something different, and when they get old enough to sex i'll keep what i need for this project and sell the others or by then have more setups to incorporate them.

I already have a good supplier of some wood and slate caves. Might also make a coconut cave again myself to provide something different. I plan to keep a detailed log from day one which if i manage to keep up to date and have any successes i may be offically document.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible breeding tank or rearing tank?   Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:38 pm

Often when you buy 4 or 5 youngsters they are siblings. They can be bred together but it's better to vary the genetics a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible breeding tank or rearing tank?   Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:59 pm

I agree with doug dazza............just ok for 1 pair.... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Possible breeding tank or rearing tank?   Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:37 am

Lakatu is right.

Buy your fish from several different breeders as that way they are ar less likely to be inbreed. and ask where the breeder got his stock. For example, I got my breeders from interstate, local and semi-local breeders and never breed ones i got from the same breeder.

Just out of interest, whats the experiment?

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