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55 Gallon Blackwater

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by LemonDiscus, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Re: 55 Gallon Planted Altum Tank

    I would too.... I am considering trying to "force" a pair... I have to do this VERY carefully and I dont recommend ANYONE to "force" pairs.... I do know what I am looking for so that does put me a bit ahead of many others...

    I think I can get them to pair if I get 1 Male and 1 Female in this tank alone together... the trick is picking one of each sex and not grabbing 2 of the same sex...

    I am leaving the wood in the tank and will add a few plants in it to keep it natural so assist in the pairing and the spawning.... the tank WILL NEVER be barebottom!
     
  2. stevenrox

    stevenrox New Member

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    forcing pair put 1 male and 1 female in a tank alone after a while they will bred unless they really hate each other just like real life =D
     
  3. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Thats the plan steven
     
  4. stevenrox

    stevenrox New Member

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    i found some guy locally around here he has 30 about a year old he had them when they were babies and hes trying to breed them (he wont let me have a couple JERK lol)
     
  5. stevenrox

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    just thought ill throw that out there for no reason lol
     
  6. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Heckel pair perhaps in the tank now!
    heckelbreeder.jpg
     
  7. stevenrox

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    if that was a pair it would be amazing i would want some frys
     
  8. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I dont have my hopes up on them spawning..... from what I have read/heard they are almost impossible to breed! You have to be lucky for it to happen.... actually there are people who say they have been bred in a tank but no photos of it!
     
  9. stevenrox

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    hey you never know you might be able to breed them but people dont recognize hekel with out the "wild" infrount of it
     
  10. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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  11. stevenrox

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  12. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Thanks I need all the luck I can get...
     
  13. fllszbrnc

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    Have you had any luck spawning the Heckels?
     
  14. Leslie

    Leslie New Member

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    every time i read this i think it say 55 gallon bucket.