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Old 06-24-2013, 10:02 AM   #31 
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Thanks! Should see him when he is all flared out :) He is 3.5 months there, now he's roughly 4.5 months.. already had spawned once and he's in the breeding tank this minute with another female who is getting pretty close to accepting him.. she spent half the night jumping on top of the IAL leaf and frogbit to hide lol.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #32 
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When she sees how handsome he is all flared out she'll accept him. Lol
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #33 
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The title asks, "What do you think of this?"
I thought she was asking about her idea of sending breeding pairs to new breeders. (which sounds great :)

I'm going to be breeding my pair within the next week or so and am not looking forward to culling, so I'm trying the leave dad with fry method, so that he can cull for me (may not go so well, since it's his first breeding too). I hate thought of killing any of my current fish, just because they're deformed (and a few are), I love Oscars and think they're great and all, but I wouldn't want to cull by feeding my bettas to larger fish (I think that's a terrifying way to go) :( But sometimes culling needs to be done :(
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #34 
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<<I thought she was asking about her idea of sending breeding pairs to new breeders. (which sounds great :) >>

That's the way I read it, too.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #35 
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There is nothing saying you have to cull a lot. Personally I am most comfortable with not culling unless they are badly deformed/weak/have a life altering condition. If you get a very large spawn, you can gently remove eggs out of the nest. If it is done while you are removing the female (so you only have to disrupt him once) it is not very cruel at all, they are not even developed yet. Plus, there are plenty of great people on this forum who would more than likely be willing to take in a "pet" fish with a bent spine or something. Culling because they turned out to be male sort of disgusts me.

Yea, people argue that oscars are natural... Personally I don't think it would be very pleasant at all.

I read the original post as a general "what do you think of my plan".
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:19 PM   #36 
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If you get a very large spawn, you can gently remove eggs out of the nest
I do this. I don't want the logistics issue of caring for 200+ fry from one spawn. It's too hard for me to choose between 200+. I always whittle my spawns down to less that 100 roughly eyeballing it.

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