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Re: First Crack at Breeding Garneri
Your breeding setup sounds great. I would also add a spawning mop (floating
or hung off the side). You basically have a natural setup, and you should
see fry in about a month IF you keep the parents well fed. I have my
gardneri (GAR for short) in a similar setup and I let the babies grow up
with the parents. However, production will be lower, because you will still
get some egg and fry predation....
If you want to push production, pick the eggs out of the mop daily, incubate
separately, and raise in a separate tank. GAR eggs usually hatch in 14 to
21 days (depending on temperature). It's more work, but worth it if you want
a lot of fish quickly.
Also, where are you located? There are likely to be other killienuts in your
area and they would most likely be glad to help. Also, feel free to e-mail
me any time and I'll do what I can.
schmidtcarney at ecr_net
in drizzly central Ohio.
> * I've purchased a 10 gallon tank. I will heat it appropriately (72-76F)
> and use a sponge filter (hydrosponge for 10 gal). I will plant it with
> mass and a couple of fake plants for added cover. I'll use a small grain,
> dark colored gravel...good for digging. I'm placing one pair of garneri
> and letting them do their thing.
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