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PostSubject: Hello from New Zealand    Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:08 am

Wow, what an awesome site.
Although my username is Guppy Luvva, BN's are my current passion.
I currently have 2 tanks, 3 adult BN, and 2 seperate lots of growing babies... And running out of room!
More tanks perhaps..? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:14 pm

Hi and welcome to Bristlenoseworld
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:20 pm

Hiya
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:05 am

welcome mate

where abouts in the long white cloud are you from

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:05 pm

Welcome! This place is just as addicting as the BN themselves!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:08 pm

I'm from Hamilton, and thanks for the warm welcomes Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:56 pm

Welcome New Zealand! What kind of fish do you keep?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:16 pm

Blue & Green Moscow Guppies
Golden Female Guppy (to cross with Moscow)
Yellow Leopard HB (Dragon) Gupppies
Cardinal Tetras
Male Betta (laid back guy, hasnt chewed Guppies as yet!)
3 Adult BN's and about 26 young

In two tanks... And still wanting more.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:04 am

That's a nice group! 26 babies I assume are fry from your adult bn? I'm surprised the beta is well behaved as of now. I would still keep an eye on him. Sometimes they do great with no problems, then some get nippy, which I'm sure you know. I wish betas were always well behaved because there are some beautiful betas out there! What type of bn do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:04 am

Common Browns I believe, and yes young are from Adults.
My female is only pretty young herself, so I was quite surprised she is breeding already. I'm guessing thats why smaller fry batches?

Probably not the right place to mention this but I was told two males to a female, and have since heard/read otherwise?

Betta was given to my daughter for Xmas from Uncle - she in love and "cant" get rid of him.. But I must admit he VERY relaxed and awesome tempered. I do understand probs, but have planted tanks, not to mention he's probably enjoying being in a MUCH bigger world ! Am waiting and watching anyway, very protective of my Guppies. Haven't got much to work with in NZ so trying to breed what I've been looking for, hard with inferior stock.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:36 am

Guppy Luvva wrote:
Blue & Green Moscow Guppies
Golden Female Guppy (to cross with Moscow)
Yellow Leopard HB (Dragon) Gupppies
Cardinal Tetras
Male Betta (laid back guy, hasnt chewed Guppies as yet!)
3 Adult BN's and about 26 young

In two tanks... And still wanting more.

YIKES! Shocked How the heck do you manage with only two tanks? I only breed one strain of guppies and barely get by devoting only four tanks to just them.
BN can be bred in pairs or trios (2 females, 1 male) or just about any combination with enough room. I'm not sure what the rationale of 2 males to 1 female is, but as long as your males have enough room for their own territories then it's probably ok. I don't know if a female will visit different males during a single spawn to deposit her eggs, perhaps someone else does .
My guppies will kill/eat baby BN, have you raised them together successfully?

Sarah
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:04 am

Hi Sarah Smile
I know! Am waiting to move before increasing tanks, should be Mar/Apr.!!!

Males/Female Guppies are seperate tanks, and put together in breeding net to 'do their thing' so I know whos breeding with who.
I've NEVER had Guppies try to eat BN fry, own fry YES...

Rational for 2 Male BN's to 1 Female is she spawns, Male looks after and protects - so if she spawning often (as my girl does), he doesn't get worn out having to always be protecting and going without food etc. I remove Male with eggs and put them in female Guppy tank to grow out a bit, and only put back in community tank when 2cm and able to fend for themselves. Each Male has his own cave so that generally moves with him. This way, each Male gets every second spawn, and rest between, seems to be working well for me anyway.
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Job/hobbies : Breeding DD, Koi, Blue & wild blood Angelfish, Purple Moscow Guppies, & BN. Catering to 3 cats, 1 dog, & 1 husband.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:36 am

Guppy Luvva wrote:
Hi Sarah Smile
I know! Am waiting to move before increasing tanks, should be Mar/Apr.!!!

Males/Female Guppies are seperate tanks, and put together in breeding net to 'do their thing' so I know whos breeding with who.
I've NEVER had Guppies try to eat BN fry, own fry YES...

Rational for 2 Male BN's to 1 Female is she spawns, Male looks after and protects - so if she spawning often (as my girl does), he doesn't get worn out having to always be protecting and going without food etc. I remove Male with eggs and put them in female Guppy tank to grow out a bit, and only put back in community tank when 2cm and able to fend for themselves. Each Male has his own cave so that generally moves with him. This way, each Male gets every second spawn, and rest between, seems to be working well for me anyway.

Interesting, and sounds like a good system, hadn't thought of that.
I breed my BN in a species tank, so the males tend to take breaks on their own because of the constant presence of fry. I do have one male that won't quit however, so I pull him, his cave, and latest spawn and retire him to a guppy tank (how I know the gups eat the baby BN).
With lots of food (live bbs 2x day plus flake and frozen) and plant cover, my female gups don't cannibalize their own fry much, but they can't seem to resist picking on the BN fry! Are your female Moscows especially large? My fe. purples get very big.

Guess we better move this to the fresh category!

Good to have you, Sarah
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:50 am

Thanks Sarah, guess we should. Not large at all, but will work on that. I'm SO jealous of stock you have to work with, NZ is VERY hard to import and our stock is all aisan sourced, NOTHING like USA stock.. even if we're willing to pay extra!
I'd dearly love to be able to increase the quality here, but am still new with a LOT to learn!!!
Talk soon elsewhere Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from New Zealand    Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:30 pm

Just wanted to say, welcome to the forums mate!

Would love to see some pics of your bn's Smile
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