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Old 10-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #1 
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20 long too big for breeding?

I always read that the suggested tank size for breeding is a half full 10 gallon. Would their be a problem breeding in a 20 long?

I plan on grabbing a 20 long from Petco today as their $1/gallon sale ends this weekend. I want to use the tank as a breeding tank, and then a growout for the less aggressive ones.

Any problems with a 20 long? Water quality should be better. Will fry get lost? will the pair just stay away from each other? Anyone breed successfully in this size tank?
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #2 
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I bred in a 50+ without problems. But I was lucky because daddy took care (fed) the fry so I had no problem feeding them.

Usually in big tanks, fry sometimes have difficulty locating food. You have to teach them from a young age to approach a certain area during feeding - maybe by tapping on the tank like OFL does.
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