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This topic contains 31 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  mickthefish 9 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #299802

    ndc
    Participant

    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

    #310368

    mickthefish
    Participant

    danios are pretty fast growing and you get a good number of fry.

    mick

    #310370

    Malti
    Participant

    guppies…know they’re small but hell you’ll get loads

    #310376

    Matt
    Keymaster

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

    #310383

    ndc
    Participant

    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

    #310384

    Malti
    Participant

    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

    #310392

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I don’t believe you…

    #310404

    Malti
    Participant

    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…

    #310410

    Matt
    Keymaster

    You keep Pangasius man?

    #310411

    Malti
    Participant

    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.

    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.

    #310413

    mickthefish
    Participant

    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

    #310415

    ndc
    Participant

    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.

    #310417

    Malti
    Participant

    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

    #310418

    mickthefish
    Participant

    could you do a closer pic of the indian algae eater please mate.

    mick

    #310422

    Malti
    Participant

    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

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