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Old 04-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #31 
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Good luck with breeding, your plan sounds very well thought out. Just make us that your tanks are cycled

I hope I helped with this situation
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #32 
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Convicts breed really easy. There's the regular ones and also a pink form.
You can't have anything in with a breeding pair. Mine managed to rip up a 10" pleco that wanted to get to the nest.
A piece of PVC would be a good nest for them.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:19 PM   #33 
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FYI-Once the breeding age female Platy or Guppy is exposed to the male- the female can hold sperm packets inside of her for up to 6 drops....... and so, even if you remove the male platy-the female will continue to drop fry every 28-30 days for 6-7 don't count on just having one spawn/drop.....
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #34 
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OFL. there have been reports of holding the sperm and being able to give birth when in contact with a male in the past 8-10 months
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #35 
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O_O I wish you were kidding!!

Well, that doesn't seem too bad then. I could just QT the females in a seperate tank if they pop out any more fry. If they do then I'll just grow them out or....something.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #36 
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We have a group of Swordtails that breed like rabbits as well. Another great breeder, but a much larger fish that requires a bigger tank. My largest female is nearly 4inches O_o
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