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PostSubject: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:42 pm

Could i possibly breed in a 35 ltr tank and what size od pvc tube do i need as a cave

thanks for you help
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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:48 pm

Its possible to breed in tank that size. I've had spawns in 1 1/2" pvc pipe, just be sure to block one end and partially block the entrance(so he can feel safe)... maybe put a little substrate inside as well. Good luck! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:46 pm

Breeding in that size tank is possible. Only a pair is advisable and as long as there is adequate filtration and aeration. But for growing out fry you would need atleast 100L+
I'm not a big fan ov PVC as the eggs tend not to stick and are booted much easier. If your unable to source a clay cave locally then eBay is a sure bet. Or you could go the cheap way like me and drill the male a 2cm diam cave about 10cm deep into a piece of wood. They do seem to much like wood and bamboo caves Smile

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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:46 pm

Thanks Jeff
much appreciated i will give it a go
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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:50 pm

Hi kfenk

thanks for your advice, I have a 200 ltr tank, but this has gor golden barbs in and am afraid that they would attack the fry ... what size should they be before adding them to the tank do you think. i didnt realize you could get clay caves on ebay . I will have a look

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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:48 pm

It could happen but i wouldnt like to put a pair in a tank so small....
Minimum i recommend is 65Litres.....

And im with Karl on PVC ive tried various shapes and sizes and they was only interestid in slate caves or a home made bog wood cave which i would 100% recommend..

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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:32 pm

Thanks Curby

i think i will try and make a bog wood cae or a slate cave, jus tgone and bought myself some aquarium sealant so wish me luck

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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:34 pm

mickre947 wrote:
Thanks Curby

i think i will try and make a bog wood cae or a slate cave, jus tgone and bought myself some aquarium sealant so wish me luck

thanks again


go buy yourself a 24mm wood drill bit, takes a bit of time getting through but worth it in the end believe me Twisted Evil

good luck...

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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:51 pm

I really wanted to get my Albino pair to breed so gave him some cave options.

1. Bored out bogwood cave.
2. Pvc pipe cave.
3. Upside down instant coffee lid with opening cut into it.

He did in fact take a good look at each one... I was so hoping he would choose the bogwood Very Happy
In the end they spawned under the instant coffee lid Suspect


I have had 5 spawns and none of them in "proper" areas.

batches were born in the following order

1. Upside down plastic lid on top of gravel (ended up moving them to fry saver)
2. pvc pipe
3. pvc pipe
4. backseat of over-turned 4x4 truck ornament
5. upside down plastic lid bottom of tank (against the glass)

I'm on a strict budget

Nice one
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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:48 pm

backseat of over-turned 4x4 truck ornament

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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:01 pm

Ya... they are my albino/common X rednecks
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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:10 pm

Jeff wrote:
Ya... they are my albino/common X rednecks

funniest thing ive read all day...quality..

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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:00 pm

Brilliant ... I never thought of an upside 4x4 ornament ..... I did think of a single deker bus though lol

Ive made two slate caves hope this works
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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:44 pm

Ive decided to keep them in a 200litre community tank but now i am not sure if anything will survive with barbs etc
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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:33 pm

whip yourself up a fry saver big enough to take the cave. when the dad has eggs move the whole cave, dad included into the fry saver, this will save the fry from hungry barbs and will also allow dad to keep doing his fartherly job

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PostSubject: Re: cave size and tank size   Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:58 am

I really wanted to get my Albino pair to breed so gave him some cave options.

1. Bored out bogwood cave.
2. Pvc pipe cave.
3. Upside down instant coffee lid with opening cut into it.

He did in fact take a good look at each one... I was so hoping he would choose the bogwood
In the end they spawned under the instant coffee lid
lol!

When i gave mine a selection of caves he casually ignored them and sat all through the day on the filter , though when i moved the filter for purposes of adequate filtration he set up shop in the first cave that i got him and ignored the beautifully hand crafted coconut cave i made him to make upp for moving the filter.

Anyway Coffee lid lol! lol! lol! lol!
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