SandBkeeper Posted February 21 Author Share Posted February 21 On 2/20/2023 at 7:00 PM, Fish Folk said: I’ve built this: THIS IS SO COOL! I love the pothos, that's a great idea. I want something like this. I have a lot of plastic jugs that I probably could use, just need to figure out heating, lighting, and shelving. How did you heat all those containers? On 2/20/2023 at 7:00 PM, Fish Folk said: But before you reach this stage, you need a plan before that for growing out fry until they start sparring. A 20-gal long is reasonably good. Working on getting that set up! On 2/20/2023 at 7:00 PM, Fish Folk said: For breeding, I like to use a 6-8 inch deep Sterilite plastic container that is about 24-inches square. I fill with cycled water, java moss, and several floating Catappa leaves (or clean, dry oak leaves). I add clean, cycled tank water at about 7.0 pH. I also add blackwater extract. Male goes in, and then a clear sleeve that will protect the female. Female goes into the sleeve. Male builds bubble nest. Once female displays vertical bars and male has built a nice nest, remove the sleeve and allow them 48-72 hrs, no food, keep lights on low. Water temp should be around 80-F. Thanks for the advice. My tap water is usually at around 7.4-7.6, but I do have an ro system. Do you think I should use ro water or tap or a mix of both? On 2/21/2023 at 1:16 AM, TheSwissAquarist said: Condition bettas well, and introduce them to each other on a regular basis until they spawn. Fry need infusoria or some other small food. Yep, I've started a blackworm culture for conditioning and an infusoria one for the fry. I'll try to get vinegar eels going before I try and spawn. The pair is currently living in a divided tank with some slits so they can see each other but not all the time and they can't hurt each other. The female seems very ready to breed already (ovipositor it out all the time), and the male has started to build small bubble nests. So exciting! Female Male Other updates: (warning, photo dump ahead!) The honey gouramis continue to be confusing. Last night, I saw the male and the more dominant/less striped female either fighting or trying to breed. This morning, there was a really small attempt at a bubble nest. Male Stripy female Male and less stripy female Baby pencilfish are still doing well. I caught three/four in one picture! Schooling with the rasboras This is what the 20gal looks like now Pygmy cory swimming And random snowball shrimp pic Have a good day! 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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