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Old 07-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #41 
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ok, but I do want to ask why is that?
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #42 
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Because, you need a small space for breeding. Such as a 5-15 Gallon. You can't just divide the 30 Gallon. You won't have anymore space. A small spawn can get 100+ fry. It's better to have 2 tanks than use only 1. There would be hormones in the water that you won't see.
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You technically could its just harder for the babies to find food and rotting food is never good
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what I am saying is, I divide the tank while they are spawning, then when they are ready to be put in a growout tank I take the divider out
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Babies have a hard time finding food in larger tanks to do it you have to feed more which means more waste which means more cleaning. Usually babies stay in the spawn tank for a month depending on its size then moved to growout when bigger. Technicaly you could use the a thirty but you would have to clean and monitor the water more.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #46 
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hmmm I'll have to think about that
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I use cheap plastic storage bins for spawning its more economical
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:40 PM   #48 
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For breeding. Try HMPKs. They're the best breeders IMO. Deltas are produced from HM spawns.

Okay. I spawn in 1.5 gallon shoe boxes (don't do it unless you have experience... going on four years here). I'd get a 10 gallon as a spawn tank.

30 gallon is excellent for grow out.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:15 PM   #49 
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Ok good, I just tested the 30 gal. and it does in fact hold water. Because I would only be keeping one pair, I think I might go for HM's, my local thrift store almost always has aquariums so I can get one pretty much any time I want.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #50 
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Not a quality fish by any means. And a year from now she will be past prime. What are you going to do with 200+ mediocre fish? How many do you realistically think you can give away? And pet shops don't need crappy bred fish. I breed good ones and have found it difficult to get mine to a pet shop. Here they will only pay .16/each. That is what they import them for.

If you are going to do any breeding you need to make sure the adults are good examples and you produce quality young. And breeding is the easy part. Crowns are hard to produce good finned adults as the rays curl. What are you going to do with 100 males with curled fins? You have no right to bring life into the world that you have not responsibly thought to provide for. When you are ready, get a quality pair and be prepared to bring them to adult hood. Other wise.. do not breed.
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