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Breeding Live Food
September 26, 2008
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apart from convicts what would be the best fish to breed from to provide live food for medium sized snakeheads (something like aurantimaculata) ?

take into account brood size and growth rate to get as many fish as possible at about 5 - 10 mm , any suggestions?
i understand that this will not be palatable for some of you so i apologise in advance if it does annoy you but for those of you who dont mind this please give your point of view thanks

September 26, 2008
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danios are pretty fast growing and you get a good number of fry.

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September 26, 2008
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guppies...know they're small but hell you'll get loads

September 26, 2008
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If you go for livebearers I'd say a group of black mollies. Fully-grown females can give off some massive broods.

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September 26, 2008
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i was maybe thinking some kind of livebearer so i can keep a few females together , i was going to keep rays again but i think ill go for some channa instead, ideally pleuropthalma or aurantimaculata and it would be good to provide them with some live food

September 26, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Sep 26 2008, 09:59 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you go for livebearers I'd say a group of black mollies. Fully-grown females can give off some massive broods.

would you believe...4 f and 2 m...and not 1 fry after 3/4 months, think they use rubber /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

September 26, 2008
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I don't believe you... /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" />

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September 26, 2008
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or maybe the pangasuis, hoplos, altum are eating em all?

what about white cloud minnows? only fish said not to eat its young, and you'll get loads...

September 27, 2008
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You keep Pangasius man? /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

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September 27, 2008
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we got 2 small ones...at least I think they're pangasius (they're my bros, and I'm not really into them)- I know they grow big, we're planning on a bigger tank sometime soon.

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dunno if you can make out what they really are by these pics -they weren't the focus of the photo, might get a couple of better ones soon.

September 27, 2008
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they're Pangasius mate, the angels a goodun bud lovely finnage and body shape.
whats the fish on the side pane in the second pic bud.

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September 27, 2008
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saw an interesting programme on pangasius, in the wild they grow huge but mostly in tanks they grow to about the 2 foot mark, i think the reason for this is that they turn to being sift feeders at about this size (eating macro algea etc - kinda like whales if you know what i mean) obviously in the home aquarium they arent fed this and dont fully move onto being 'adults' if that makes sense.

September 27, 2008
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QUOTE (mickthefish @ Sep 27 2008, 11:32 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
they're Pangasius mate, the angels a goodun bud lovely finnage and body shape.
whats the fish on the side pane in the second pic bud.

mick

if its the black one - its a black molly, other one is an Indian Algae Eater (which doesn't eat algae much /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> )

September 27, 2008
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could you do a closer pic of the indian algae eater please mate.

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September 27, 2008
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will try to - he's got the uncanny timing of darting around when i try to get a good shot of him, but will get some pics soon

September 27, 2008
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Do you know I noticed that fish as well, didn't recognise it either. Any hunches Mick?

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pics will be up in a minute...uploading to photobucket

September 27, 2008
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couple of pangasius pic - and posted pic of the other fish here so not to hog the thread
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October 1, 2008
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QUOTE (ndc @ Sep 26 2008, 07:54 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
apart from convicts what would be the best fish to breed from to provide live food for medium sized snakeheads (something like aurantimaculata) ?

take into account brood size and growth rate to get as many fish as possible at about 5 - 10 mm , any suggestions?
i understand that this will not be palatable for some of you so i apologise in advance if it does annoy you but for those of you who dont mind this please give your point of view thanks

Would an earthworm farm be more viable? It would certainly be more cost effective I would have thought and managed properly, I reckon it would provide more protein than a tank of female guppies. Assuming of course that the snakehead would accept the worms???

October 1, 2008
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QUOTE (Malti @ Sep 27 2008, 03:19 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
we're planning on a bigger tank sometime soon.

Better to start digging a pond mate! lol

Do you know what species they are? Some grow a shed load bigger than 2'. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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