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Old 01-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Growing Out Fry Need Help

so im am breeding condtioning my pair and i had a question so could i grwo out my female fry in things such as 5 gallon buckets or tubs muck buckets ect there cheaper than tanks by far
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #2 
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grow outs for spawn need to be 10 gallons, then as they get larger 20 gallons. Smaller containers mean the hormones that stunt growth will make all your fry small and weak, you would have to constantly change water to keep the hormones down and even then there wouldn't be much room for 80 fry to grow in only 5 gallons.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:41 PM   #3 
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I never grow out in anything under a 30 gallon tank and 50% water changes several times a week.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #4 
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I use a 25G, a 27G, and two 29Gs as my growouts.. Though I do have a small white spawn of 10 that will probably stay in their 10 gallon tank.. But that's only 10 fish.
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well i guse its time to make a wrack for all the tanks i was thinking that if i keep say 100-200 of the fry how many tanks should i get and the big muck buckets are about 25 gallons
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #6 
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I use 29 gallons for my grow outs.. wouldn't do anything less - if I have a large spawn, then they all fit.. if I have a couple smaller spawns then can combine.

Don't forget you'll need separate containers for each of the juveniles as they start becoming aggressive - and a way to heat them all.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:24 PM   #7 
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For the sake of keeping track of the genetic history of my fry, I don't mix spawns unless I am 100% certain that I'll be able to tell them apart, such as spawns of completely different colors. I'd never mix my white spawns up in the same growout.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:52 PM   #8 
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<<< I have a spawn of CT and another of DT sure I can mix and tell xD

I recommend 20 gallons or more to be honest. 10 is fine... But you literally have to clean the water 50% or more daily depending on the size of spawn. Trust me, mine in a 30 gallon still do not grow as fast as they should be, because it ended up a large spawn (culled a lot)
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