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  1. The female Hongi will hold for aprox 4 weeks. I remove my females at aprox 2.5 to 3 weeks, I usually don't notice the female holding for up to a week. When I remove the female, I will strip the fry. This process can cause a little bit of stress sometimes & at other times they can spit into the net at the moment you catch them. Once I remove the fry, I move my female to a recovery tank, where she is spoilt for about three weeks. If you leave the female in the community tank, most if not all fry will be picked off in the first few hours. You may also stress the female a little with her looking for somewhere to release the fry.
  2. I will be there. I'm looking to bring a few different shellies, a few plecos. I may even bag up some tropicals if I have the time.
  3. I would avoid placing them in with the BN fry at that size. I did a similar thing with some hongi juvies x4 (3-4 cm), albino BN x70 (1.5-2.5cm). I lost one BN the first night, didn't see any signs of harrassment in the tank, therefore did not link the loss. When I returned home from work that afternoon 12 more dead. The Hongi were smashing the BN fry, even while I was trying to fish out the dead. I find that BN fry need to be at least 3-4 cm before I mix them with any malawi cichlids. I hope that my bad experience helps you.
  4. I would avoid placing them in with the BN fry at that size. I did a similar thing with some hongi juvies x4 (3-4 cm), albino BN x70 (1.5-2.5cm). I lost one BN the first night, didn't see any signs of harrassment in the tank, therefore did not link the loss. When I returned home from work that afternoon 12 more dead. The Hongi were smashing the BN fry, even while I was trying to fish out the dead. I find that BN fry need to be at least 3-4 cm before I mix them with any malawi cichlids. I hope that my bad experience helps you.
  5. Frontosa Multies Hongi Brichardi I haven't made up my mind on what else I will bring.
  6. I will be there. I have a number of mature tangs & malawis to move on.
  7. The last gold coast auction I went to had a fairly good variety, a number of different tropicals, at good prices, a buyers auction. I unfortunately was not able to buy, no tank space at all.
  8. I would remove the females as soon as I could when the fry have been spat into the tank. I have had a yellow female spit fry one day & the next day there is only a half dozen left, hidden in spots that the female could not get to. This tank also had plenty of shelter for the fry. The female was the only other fish in the tank. Also be careful when adding the female back into the main tank, she will be seen as a new tankmate & in the weakened condition may not be able to stand up to the initiation ceremony.
  9. I've been in the fish keeping hobby for 20+ years, cichlids for the last 5years. Bristlenose (Common, Albino. peppermint) Electric yellows Hongi Blue Dolphins Neolamprologus (Multies, Brevis, Occelatus, Caudo's) Aprox 20 tanks
  10. Thanks Frenchy I arrived to find no babies in the main tank. The few that I put aside when I first removed the log seem to be doing OK. Going off your article, it might be a good time to remove the pair & give them a tank to themselves. Cheers
  11. Thankyou everyone I will move into a tank on their own tonight. I have a small 20 litre tank that I will do a complete water transfer from the tank they are being held in.
  12. Hi all I was moving a pair of adult bristlenose out of my Calvus tank on the weekend & had a few little surprises. The bristlenose log that I was going to move with the bristlenose had a number of baby calvus in it & a heap of eggs that had not hatched yet. I removed the babies that fell out of the log when I moved it. My question is, what should I do regarding the rest of the fry that have just hatched or are about to hatch in the bristlenose log. Should I leave them in there for a while & let the parents look after them or should they be moved out as soon as they are free swimming. Also I'm feeding the seperated fry a combination of microworms & baby brine. Is there anything else suitable to add to the diet that is easy enough to obtain. Cheers
  13. I have also had young black calvus(up to 6cm) in with some adult multies & no problems. Although I would not trust the calvus with babies. I currently have a small multi colony in with some copadichromis(top dwelling fish, very peaceful), the multies are breeding. There are also a pair of Julies at one end, also breeding. The tank they are in is not as big as your tank. Brichardi would be alright until they paired off, you would need to make sure that the cave or rockwork for them is towards one end of the tank & the multi shells are towards the other end. I don't think a multi would come off to good against a pair of Brichardi defending their young. I have a pair in a tank with some OK sized fronnies & the fronnies won't go anywhere near the babies.
  14. Some of my fish will not start to spawn until there are storms. I usually need a series of storms for those fish to produce anything. I am sure that for some fish, rain & storms are an essential part of breeding.
  15. Thanks I might give that a go, I have an young adult tank of Calvus that might be suitable.
  16. Hi All I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on what fish would be suitable to put in a tank with a Hecqui. I have an extra male that is a bit beaten up at the moment, most of his tail is now missing. I have placed him in a netted area in another tank, but I was thinking that it may not be a good idea to place him back with the others. I don't think I would want to sell him with most of a tail missing. I don't really want him in a tank on his own, waste of tank space. Any thoughts on the topic would be appreciated. Cheers
  17. A fair amount of variety I thought. A lot of plants, but there was fair bit of variety in them, mainly the one seller. They was a number of pleco's that were of an uncertain variety, as well as common & gold spot, two massive Syno Decorus( I think they went for around $70), discus, platies, swords, fighters, a large amount of african cichlids ( pretty good variety), an OK amount of American cichlids, a good rangs of aussie natives at good prices, drift wood going at high prices. I picked up some julies(marlieri), brichardi (kiku), Calliurus pair(not certain that they are a pair, but they were very cheap), duckweed with as many snails in it as there was plants. It was a good night & good to catch up with a few people.
  18. Hi All Just a quick question on what the best foods for Peppermint Bristlenose Fry would be? Cheers
  19. At the last meeting, 4/05/2007, it was confirmed as being the new venue. Cheers
  20. 4 x Kiku Brichardi $23 each. I had them in a netted off area in the main tank for two weeks while I moved things around so they could have their own tank. One morning I woke up to find that 7 had turned into 3. A juvi Frontosa had somehow got into the netted area & had a Brichardi in his mouth that was almost as big as he was. I saved that fish but there was four more missing. The remaining three were quickly moved into a bucket. The Frontosa sized up fairly quickly after that.
  21. I currently have yellow & hongi fry a little larger than that. I have have been using mainly crushed to a powder Sera Flora Flake & Spectrum Growth. The spectrum needs to be crushed a little finer for the first fews weeks. Any growth foods should be fine, just remember to crush them when the fry are that small.
  22. Thanks for the reply. I have moved them out of the container they were in, a 5-6 litre plastic container that floated in the main tank, I have moved them into a bucket to allow better filtration, mid sized sponge filter. They will go into one of the tanks I'm getting in the next week or so, this way I can place a full piece of driftwood in. When should I be able to take the addult male out? There does not appear to be any of the young staying inside the bristlenose log now. Thanks
  23. Hi All A quick question about bristlenose fry. I recently added a Bristlenose log to the community tank that houses my Albino Bristlenose. They have already produced fry. I have seperated the bristlenose log with adult male & fry in it to a container that floats on top of the water in that tank. The next day a number of the fry came out of the log & are freely moving around the container. I will be looking to do frequent water changes in the container, using the main community tank water. Any ideas on how much & how frequently I should do this? Will I need to add a small piece of driftwood to the container? When do I remove the adult male? Do I feed the fry the same algae disks that I give to the adults or is there a more appropriate food for bristlenose fry? I am aware that they are only Albino Bristlenose, but I would like to give them the best chance of growing out. So any help would be appreciated, I am a complete novice when it comes to bristlenose breeding. Thanks
  24. My fav would be the Alto black Calvus for the way they look. Although there is a lot to be said for multies & the way they redesign the tank every couple of days. Kian
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