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Old 03-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #1 
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I have a couple breeding-related questions;

1. Where can I get worm cultures that don't cost very much?
2. The female I intend to breed has a mild case of ick. How long after she gets over it & I quit giving medicine should I wait before I breed her?

Thanks for the help:)
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:34 PM   #2 
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1. aquabid has some cheap starter cultures. Or maybe someone in the forum is selling some.
2. maybe wait 1 or 2 more weeks until she is fully recover? that way she won't be too weak after she spawns bc she was sick :)
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #3 
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Cheap worm culture.
U can try to find a local breeder and buy from them.
It way lot cheaper then ab.

With the female.
U have to wait till she fully recover and show no sign of Ick for about a month.
All healthy fish don't show sign of being sick with a mild case of Ick.
Breeding fish will Ick it will end in disaster.
It spread like fire
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #4 
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Ebay or aquabid for cultures.

I'd wait two weeks after finishing medication to breed. She needs to recover and build up strength. Any sickness can be very stressful for fish and breeding itself can take a lot out of them.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #5 
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Thanks for all the advise!
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #6 
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As Curly said, you MUST wait a while until she is fully recovered. Preferably 2.5 weeks since she will still be under maximum care as a breeder as well.

And Aquabid is the #1 site I recommend because it is the easiest and safest. Also the prices are great. Not too expensive for a culture or two. Some sellers even offer package deals for pretty cheap.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #7 
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I found a LARGE microworm culture on ebay for under 3 bucks. The lady is really helpful. I started 4 microworm cultures from the large bag i got.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:20 AM   #8 
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I've ordered a small set of micros, Walters, and bananas, and a large ready to go batch of micros off eBay and decap off aquabid.
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