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Old 06-17-2009, 01:50 PM   #1 
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Exclamation how do i know if his nest is big enough?

i have lots of jars, and omega red is fat with eggs, i just dont know how to tell if jacks nest is big enough...
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:56 PM   #2 
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If it's a good head start (a small nest) you can release her. See what happens is that he will chase her and what not and while she hides he will continue on the nest. Eventually he will try to get her under the nest.
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i have them intoduced, kinda through glass and she is trying sooo hard to get to him and he is filping out!! okay now do the babies need brine shrimp i have live plants so small bacteria is growing for them to eat and i read if i blades of grass in it will creat the food then when i seperate them feed them finely crushed flaked beta food.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:12 PM   #4 
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i have them intoduced, kinda through glass and she is trying sooo hard to get to him and he is filping out!! okay now do the babies need brine shrimp i have live plants so small bacteria is growing for them to eat and i read if i blades of grass in it will creat the food then when i seperate them feed them finely crushed flaked beta food.

Live plants will increase the infusoria but it shouldn't be relied upon to feed the entire spawn. They do need baby brine shrimp (my personal choice). Feed them brine shrimp after you remove the male.

Where are you getting your info?
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:14 PM   #5 
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No....If you are going to have fry you will need to start feeding them walter worms when they are free swimming! They will start to do this on day 2...You will need to feed 2 times a day! Then you can start feeding them a bigger worm called Microworms in their 2 week...You can also start with the BBS...But never feed flakes!!!!!!!!!!!
And you will need to have this food ready before you spawn..
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #6 
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thanks thats what i was trying to find out. im getting my info from everywhere. ive been reading books at barns and noble and websites like crazy, but i think its probably better to talk to acctually breeders thats why im consulting you all before i jump. okay so do most pet stores, or petsmart petco's carry these worms?
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #7 
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Yes...when you see them free swimming. That is the best time to remove the male, as he might start to snack on them...And you do know to remove the female as soon as she releases some of her eggs.....Also how big is your spawning tank???
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No...Maybe Petco...But you will need to order of the web...
Try Aquabid..
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #9 
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will the freeze dried kinds work? brine shrimp, and worms?
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #10 
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yea i know to remove the female and my tank is 10 gallons
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