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Old 10-06-2011, 04:07 PM   #61 
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Hey, I'm no expert ..... remember that!
I'll be more than happy to share what ever info/experience I've gained, but I'm still learning too.

So we experiment together......
Maybe you're not an "expert" but you sure are knowledgeable and we appreciate your advice. :)
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #62 
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Maybe you're not an "expert" but you sure are knowledgeable and we appreciate your advice. :)
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:25 AM   #63 
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I just remembered something about "giants having smaller spawns".

It's possible that the male is too fat. I've noticed that fatter male have trouble embracing compared to slimmer ones. Since giants can EAT, I'd imagine they can really get fat.

In my case, my males are very picky eaters - they only want live of what ever mood they're in. LOL.... it's true. They don't ALWAYS go for ML, daphnia, nor tubifex. It depends on their mood. Sometimes they won't eat anything. But when they eat.... they can really eat (I once counted over 100 - comma stage - ML then I lost count). In short they are relatively thin for giants.

Ask who ever said giant spawns are smaller if this is the case.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #64 
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I've just sort of come across it few times in my searches. Your giants are lucky! Mine get quality pellets, frozen daphnia, brine shrimp, and blood worms. Nothing live. I keep the heater on blast in my living room for them though! I noticed my giant male only makes nests when the temp of the air is quite warm and his water temp is around 84.
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82-84 is good..... oh here's something to look for- it's said that lower temp produces more females while higher temp more males. I get more males during the hot season and more females during the rainy season.

Previously I thought, this is still believed by many, females produce optimum number of males during her first 3 spawns. After wards she produces more females thus often culled. Lately I noticed this isn't true....... Let me know what you experience when you get to it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:45 PM   #66 
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Wow I never knew the temp can affect the male to female ratio....
All I know with the temp is...
If u keep it between 80-85
With a good size tank n a lot of light...
U can make the baby grow faster...
With the pk I usually get them to full grown size in about 2.5 month....
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when covering the tank, should i cover it all or should i put holes? my mom said that they might not get air to breath if i cover it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:26 PM   #68 
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when covering the tank, should i cover it all or should i put holes? my mom said that they might not get air to breath if i cover it.
Yes it does need to have holes so they can breath
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when covering the tank, should i cover it all or should i put holes? my mom said that they might not get air to breath if i cover it.

Are you talking about in a spawning tank or just a tank in general? If you're just covering it with saran wrap like I will be doing, and there is air at the top, you don't need to poke holes in it or the heat will escape. There is usually 6+ inches of air above the water in a spawning tank and that should be sufficient. If you're just talking about a jar or tank be sure your fish can get air, yeah.
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