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Old 10-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #1 
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Thai method breeding

I want to try breeding this way. Do you guys think it is suitable method ? And what are the pros and cons to this method thanks :)
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:15 AM   #2 
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I like the western way, breeding in a half filled ten gallon tank. It's easy, usually successful, and you don't have to move fish at a young age. With the Thai method you have to move them to something larger, find a way to heat the small container, and water quality can go downhill fast.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:48 AM   #3 
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I tried the thai once but my own spin on it. I put the pair in the same round round large bucket at the same time. It would have worked well if my male was ready to spawn he was not a good male.

I thinking breeding in a round container is better makes for a less stressful chase the female can not get stuck in comers they swim in a circle. Also adding the female to the male at the same time makes things move a long quickly . I would love a 10 gal clear round bucket.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:19 AM   #4 
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I use the Thai method to spawn... kind of. I spawn the fish in a small container inside of the ten gallon tank. Let the fish spawn, get the fry to free-swimmers... pull the male, dump the fish from the small container into the ten gallon. I find breeding in the small containers quickens the spawning process by keeping both fish constantly interested. Have had 13 successful spawns in a months time with this method.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:36 AM   #5 
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I've always wanted to try it, if did I would do it like jayloo did since I can heat the ten gallon and it'll keep the smaller container warm.

But just spawning in a ten gallon filled a third or half way is fine. after free swimming you can just add water little by little at first instead of water changes.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:50 AM   #6 
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Big tanks =
safer for female
easier to remove parents
less water changing during first few days (only add water)
Faster growth during first few days
longer time before moving to growout

more tiring for male
more space to run/hide thus may take longer to spawn
more space to look for food (fry)

Small Tanks/container
Female might take severe beating
Difficult to take parents out specially after fry hatch
more water changes since day one
harder to siphon without sucking fry
slower growth during first few days

Good for less active/aggressive males
Faster courtship time - faster to spawn
easier for fry to find food
easier to control/see everything in the tank
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:33 AM   #7 
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What is Thai breeding by the way?
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #8 
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Basically its breeding in small containers, say a 1g tank.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:49 PM   #9 
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+1 ^
It's spawning the pair in a small container or bowl, the fry are then moved to a growout.
Pair is generally put in at the same some so the males hasn't got it in his head that the space belongs to him and she's intruding. The small space means the female can't hide and is supposed to make them spawn faster.

It's risky, especially for new breeders, but it's interesting.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #10 
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One very important thing some people trying the Thai method are missing is putting the female in the vase in a tank with the male until they both show signs of readiness THEN put them in the bucket. My giants breed really well this way but I use the 10g for the small fish.
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