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    Unlucky_Phil
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    Default Breeding tropical fish

    for the past 5 yrs i have loved tropical fish inparticular live barers.

    im interested in hearing if anyone else has breed tropical fish succesfully and unsucesfully.

    ive managed to breed guppies (they breed like flys)
    Platties and swordtails (again they breed like flys)

    some of my favourite succeses were
    breeding glow light tetras but unfortunately i killed the babies before they got to large.

    The most amazing was breeding Angelfish. anyone who has seen this will understand the sheer amazment. the parents would take the babies in there mouth and place them back where they wanted them. out of 2-300 eggs we got 10 over 1cm and then 3 to about 1-2yrs old

    Looking forward to hearing your stories

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    sorry phil this isn't a response to your post, but it raised a question in my mind. I dont have any tropical fish myself but does anyone need to 'cool' their fish during the summer months? obviously during winter you need the water heaters to keep a steady temperature but do you need to put frozen water bottles in during summer?

    for a short time (very short) i bought a few sea horses for the missus as a present. they were extremely sensitive on the temperature and i couldn't keep enough ice in the tank. obviously this is all dependant on the size of the tank in questions.

    Cheers.

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    Yes in summer i have had to cool the tanks. In western brisbane it gets very hot an humid, and we generally need to ake measures to cool the tanks, normally we use ice cubes, frozen water bottles and in extreme conditions we use a fan blowing across the top of the tank.

    Hope that answers your question

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    And how do we know its to hot?? With the temp thingo on the tank??

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    with the sea horses we had a floating thermometer, this also doubled as a salt level indicator. the saltier the water, the higher the thermometer would sit.

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    Different fish have a different prefered temperature lvl. i have about 3 folders worth of information on fish. so presuming we have stuck to fish that like a similar temperature if it goes 3-5degrees over then we panic, generally speaking i like it around 26degrees
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    I used to breed African Cichlids, mainly from the Lake Malawi region.

    I used to keep my display tanks at 27, but all of my breeding tanks where at 28.

    Now I have a marine tank.

 

 

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