A clean slate x5

Discussion in 'Breeding' started by Gbr guy, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    So I've cleaned up shop and have x 5 clean tanks.... What too do?

    Want to breed something! Any suggestions?

    I'm going 5o paint them black and add all needed

    Would appreciate some input.
    Maybe if I use a suggestion and I'm successful I will donate some of the spawn to the person that suggested....

    What you all think

    IMG_20200229_192230.jpg
     
    T. Guppy likes this.
  2. Guest




  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,788
    Likes Received:
    55
    @Gbr guy no suggestion for what to breed, rather a suggestion to keep the tanks a few cm away from each other and if using a cover then have them individually covered. From my experience with pathogens spreading across tanks kept against each other and sharing glass covers.
     
    Logz and Reedfish like this.
  4. Reedfish

    Reedfish Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    10,812
    Likes Received:
    1,412
    Location:
    UK
    How big is each unit?

    They seem a bit small to me
     
  5. RaD

    RaD

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    JHB
    White Clouds! Always White Clouds
     
  6. T. Guppy

    T. Guppy

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2019
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    501
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Otos! Or are those too difficult to breed?
     
  7. Logz

    Logz

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Could be quite fun to do multiple types of the same species - guppies for example, and then try your had at cross-breeding them :) Or maybe a betta system? Not sure what the dimensions are of the tanks?
     
  8. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    Just over 20L
     
  9. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    I will definitely give them ago
     
  10. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    Sho that's a challenge have to research abit to check how to.
     
    T. Guppy likes this.
  11. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    I've got some guppy endlers hybrids I'm working on all ready.
     
    Logz likes this.
  12. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    So the tanks have been painted and I. Starting to cycle some of them.

    IMG_20200302_134653.jpg
     
  13. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    How about some harlequin rasboras
     
  14. GaryG

    GaryG Fishohollic

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Messages:
    737
    Likes Received:
    300
    Location:
    Brits North west province
    How about apistogramma?, although I think those tanks are a little on the small side...shrimp maybe or black corys
     
  15. Logz

    Logz

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Cape Town
    That could be pretty fun actually, especially in that size tank.

    Not sure if you've done it before, or want to, but why not try some shrimp? Not difficult to breed, and can always be sold off to help cover the costs of the others as you go. Just an idea.
     
  16. hotdog83

    hotdog83 Transfor(um)er

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Get some rare species of Betta (like hendra) and do your part for endangered species.

    Otherwise I’ll vote for pea puffers.
     
  17. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    I've bread my rams in them. Don't think they are to small.

    I would love to get my hands on a pair of apistoes
     
  18. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    I haven't tried it yet but could also be a contender
     
    Logz likes this.
  19. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    I saw some pea puffers at aquarium empire but could not sex them they are to small
     
  20. Logz

    Logz

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    248
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    Cape Town
    If it were me, I would say I would set up three as breeders and keep two empty for the fry - that way you can keep the little ones safe till they can be moved around safely. In that, you could keep shrimp in one and maybe snails in another to keep them cycled and ready to go when your others breed. Just a thought though
     
  21. OP
    Gbr guy

    Gbr guy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2020
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Honeydew
    That's a good idea. But I have 5 more of these tanks dedicated to fry. So would like to have 5 new projects....
     
    Logz likes this.

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - clean slate Forum Date
A clean slate Planted Tanks Aug 30, 2017
Clean Slate 3Foot 100L tank. Planted Tanks Feb 25, 2013
cleaning build in Beginner Discussions Yesterday at 7:32 PM
Clean-up crew for 60L Betta tank Beginner Discussions Jun 25, 2020
RSS Feed Best High-Rated Self-Cleaning Fish Tanks RSS Feeds Mar 23, 2020
Filter cleaner General Equipment discussion Mar 19, 2020
RSS Feed Best Aquarium Vacuum Cleaner RSS Feeds Mar 9, 2020

Share This Page