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Old 07-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #1 
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Breeding Tank Suggestion Please

Do you like #1 (top picture) set up or #2 (with floating water lettuce)? Which one is better. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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Old 07-30-2012, 11:23 PM   #2 
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Is the water lettuce has too much root? Do I need to clean up some root? More water lettuce or put some other plants from pix#1 (top) in?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:15 AM   #3 
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Both look good, tan.
It's really a matter of preference.
The water lettuce will work but make sure it's clean, you don't want any critters that could hurt your fry. I think I like that one better.
You want the plants to make infusoria. Honestly, I take them our after the second week because they get in my way of making water changes and forces my smaller fry to eat bbs instead of the infusoria.
Remember the stytofoam! It makes a huge difference when used vs IAL for bubble nesting.
Let us know how it goes!
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:21 AM   #4 
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I agree with vilmarisv you do not not want any parasites besides infusoria for your fry's. IMO I think infusoria is better than microworms cause I did a experiment and split a spawn in to 2 10gals using microworms and without. My test has shown that microworms do carry some sort of bacteria and make the fry's have missing ventrals or uneven ventrals. On the other tank came natural with infusoria and they all came out normal and looking great.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #5 
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Tan-Add more plants so the female can hide!

Junglist- The microworms don't actually carry the bacteria it's because they sink down to the bottom of the tank where the bacteria that eats ventrals is.
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My next spawn (if I get one) I plan using banana worms instead of MW, see it that is better. This last spawn I only had one that was missing one ventral, but I don't want any.
Tan, I like number 2 better, more plants are better IMO.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:44 PM   #7 
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Ok, more plant for #2. I have plenty of water lettuce and hyacin but hyacin is so big.

I just affraid that fries stick to the root and lost...

I wash their root good before I put them it. They were outside in my pond. I hope nothing wrong and I did not bring some bad microorganism inside the tank. More plant to set up #2. Thank you all.

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Do I need to trim the root so they are shoter? All my plants have long roots.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:50 PM   #9 
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I will try to feed the fries 1 week MW at the most then to BBS then. I will introduce small amout of bbs with microworm then withdraw MW little by little.

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:55 PM   #10 
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The tank is now second day with more plants
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