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Re: Breeding advice for a newbie
Subject: Breeding advice for a newbie
> I've read what I can find on breeding F. Gardneri Gardneri and have a
> of questions. I hope these aren't to basic to interesting. I have a
> pair that has just started to court and the female looks like she's ready
> burst. They happily share 12-gal eclipse bowfront with two amano shrimp.
I have a couple of big IFS as conditions to your question.
1 If you have a lot of plants, or a thick planted area in the tank, or mops
2 If the shrimp don't eat the eggs or too many of the eggs
Then some fry should be able to hatch out. Most of my different adult
gardneri do not particularly stalk the young ones. Now fry eating fry is
another story. Then it is every fry is a meal waiting to be had. But still,
with a good think planted or mopped area, well fed fish should allow some of
the fry to grow up. If you are just looking to have some young ones swimming
around in the tank, go for it. But if you want production, then you will
want to either pull out the parents and shrimp or pick the eggs and have
them in a different tank.
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