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Old 08-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #1 
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Gravel or sand

What would be better for breeding conditions, gravel or sand?
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #2 
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That depends on what method you use to spawn. Most new breeders use the bare bottom spawning method because it's easiest to clean. In that case you wouldn't use either but instead you would leave the tank bare and just fill it with live plants or silk plants.

If you do a natural planted tank method in which the tank is fully planted with live plants then you could do sand or gravel. Some say that eggs can get lost in gravel so in that case sand might be the better option.
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That depends on what method you use to spawn. Most new breeders use the bare bottom spawning method because it's easiest to clean. In that case you wouldn't use either but instead you would leave the tank bare and just fill it with live plants or silk plants.

If you do a natural planted tank method in which the tank is fully planted with live plants then you could do sand or gravel. Some say that eggs can get lost in gravel so in that case sand might be the better option.
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Things will settle on top of sand making it easier to clean and the eggs wont fall through so yeah sand just like 1fish2fish said
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i wouldn't because when they breed and the eggs fall on the ground the male will not find the eggs
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i wouldn't because when they breed and the eggs fall on the ground the male will not find the eggs
That's not necessarily true. The male can still find the eggs if he looks hard enough.

The problem with substrate tanks is unless you have tons of plants absorbing ammonia, etc from the water column the wastes will build up and stunt the growth of the fish. With an NPT and substrate its either go big or go home, its not something you can go into half cocked.
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