Forum Index


Board index » All Posts (hammersuk)

BottomBottom



hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 19/7/2009 21:24
Re: Decided #1
Hey gw.

Just to clear up all the brevis have gone. The breeding pair and the fry so just a julie transcriptus left.

Was thinking maybe two lelupis (yellows) might work?

to be honest the julie spends 99 per cent of the time in or around his cave.


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 18/7/2009 12:09
Re: Decided #2
cheers eagle lol


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 18/7/2009 1:19
Re: Decided #3
gdub?


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 17/7/2009 17:37
Decided #4
After much deliberation and discussion with the LFS they have said they would be interested in taking the fry i have and the breeding pair of brevis as they know people that want them.

They did say they wouldnt be able to keep taking on Fry so this is a one off chance.

I am actually pretty sad that i may let them go as obviously i have got attached over the last 2 years ish.

Just not able to keep another fry tank and then also don't want to have lots of healthy fish i can't get rehome.

So they say if i want i can bring them all in tommorow!



Soooo if i do (which i think i have to for the long run) That will leave me just spike( transcricptus) on his own with two nerites in a 65 litre with coral.

What (if anything) can go in with him? Gonna have to think very hard this time in terms of wether the fish are breeders like the shellies or not.


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 13/7/2009 20:57
Re: Brevis #5
Wow the brevis do not stop! So i now have 2 batches of Fry that the lfs are taking on saturday.

Problem is they will not take any more than that and i have just found a new tiny batch of at least 4!!!

I think the breeding pair i have are going for a full rivers worth of fry!

Unfortunatly being only one decent lfs where i live and not many breeders i am going to have to think about giving my brevis pair to a breeder or someone that has the capacity to take on regular fry batches.

If multis are worse than this i dunno how u cope cath!! Probo better prepeared!

So now to find a good breeder who is into tangys!!!

I really stupidly thought brevis were not very prolific breeders!


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 16/6/2009 22:13
Re: Brevis #6
hmmmm ok lets think. If i went down the route of the predator it would have to be after i give away the fry i have as i dont think i could kill of the ones i have now! (already attached)

If i did have the predator would that not cause the adult brevis to get super agressive to protect the eggs???

Also depends on how the julie would take to another fish.

That said am i being cruel if i keep the brevis with the knowledge that i will be repressing their urge to parent fry by having a fish i know will kill them off??

I know i have two or three options


1. Keep as is and keep giving away fry (maybe run out of homes though)


2. Get a predator and kill any new fry that arrive but is that a cruel environment to create.


3. Give away the fry and the breeding pair if my desire is not to breed and accept i made a stupid choice getting fish that i knew may breed. Get summint else that will go with a julie.


ohhhh wat a fool! thanks for the suggestions guys by the way. Must admit i feel like a bit of a rotten keeper. Made the error of enthusiasm for the brevis species cloud what may have been a better choice of species.


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 15/6/2009 22:46
Re: Brevis #7
Yeah i dont really wanna give them up but just worried id get stuck with fry with no home and wudnt want them to be stuck in an overcrowded tank.


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 15/6/2009 21:27
Re: Brevis #8
ok so found a lfs thatl take 15 fry and even said theyd take the breeding pair.

So i give the fry thats fine but the other adult brevis i have! I really love them in the tank but what i worry about is if this par keep breeding i will be constantly having to rehome.

I really should have thought longer about the chance of fry! Now i gotta decide wether to keep farming out fry hoping that people will take them or sell my breeding pair!

Thatd just leave me with one fish! grrr i feel a bit of an idiot!

Can u perform fish vesectomys???? lol


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 11/6/2009 13:24
Brevis #9
Hi Guys pretty sure I?m gonna get a telling off (lhg, gwa, perhaps?? Lol)

I recently posted bout my brevis having a brood of 5 fry, but since then I have found another batch of 4 much bigger ones from obviously an earlier brood. They are lovely specimens. All healthy and I?m very proud of them.

Im obviously pleased that the fish are happy enough that 2 of the 3 brevis have paired up and bred but now I may have a problem on my hands.

Obviously with my limited 65 litre I am not gonna have the room to raise lots of fry and im pretty sure that my lfs will only take a limited number as tangys are not a big seller for them.

So im now wondering what to do? I really love the brevis but not sure if I?ll be able to cope with endless broods.

?why then did you get fish known to breed!?? is the question im probaby getting asked.

Well it was mainly that shelldwellers were the only real option I had when it came to smallish chiclids for my tank and I naively went for brevis over multies as id read they were not very prolific at breeding, and as I had seen no fry for nearly 2 years of having them I stupidly assumed I wouldn?t have a fry problem, and that maybe the Julie was eating any I wasn?t seeing.

So what do I do? I can move the fry to another tank but before long that would be over run to or do I try and rehome the breeding pair and healthy fry?

I feel really silly to have got into this situ and probo on reflection should have just not got the fish if I wasn?t prepared to deal with a mass of fry or just got my Julie and one or two other compatibles to go with him.


Any advice oh wise ones!


hammersuk hammersuk
  • Home away from home
  • Home away from home
  • Posted on: 22/5/2009 22:21
Re: Sudden Violence #10
K home now.

I have 3 fry that i can see.

2 very tiny ones and a bigger one which i persume to be a male.

At the moment they are seeking refuge among some ocean rock. Lots of little holes and stuff.

move a couple of shells near by as well in case they decide to go there.

Had some hikari first bites and put some of that in and they popped out for a feed.

Not sure when they hatched but they must have been eating scraps on the floor for the last few days.

They are living over the other side of the tank to the parents who dart over to look for them and then rush back the other side again!

Wow i have fry!!! Really surprised n gonna do my best to raise them to big enough to pass on to either fellow keepers or my good lfs.

Due for a water change. Anything i need to do different? (other than watch my syphon!!)



TopTop
(1) 2 3 4 ... 32 »