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So my Endlers just had their first fry....


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...and I was lucky enough to be able to watch the birth of those tiny fish. :encouragement:

Somehow I thought Endlers would not eat their fry but as soon as the babies were there my endlers (even the tiny males) started munching on them :cower:!

So I caught the Mum and put her into a small tank until the rest of her fry were born and I put them in my shrimp tank until they grow a bit bigger.

There is also still 1 or 2 babies left in the endler's tank, hpefully they will survive.

I know I'm repeating myself....but I NEED MORE TANKS :smiley_simmons:

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Wonderful lucky you were there to save the babies. Now you know why you can't keep fish in with shrimp anything small enough to fit in their mouth get s eaten. Welcome to the MTS club:victorious:

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Endlers have a bad habit of doing that. Mine eat $50 a pop wild Betta fry :| At least until i get another tank.

Congratulations though! They grow quick!

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Congrats Garny, good save with the fry :encouragement: I've never experienced mine eating their fry, maybe mine are too well fed, lol :D

What wilds do you have Chris? I've got Macs & Channoides :victorious:

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Channoides and Foerschi at the moment, hoping for a few more and some of the rarer anbantoids later too (dario dario, oh my god, so beautiful).

Lucky you with the Macs! Breeding for you?

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I lost the adult male I had, literally lost it, couldn't find a trace of him anywhere & he was holding before he disappeared, so I got four more fry & at least one of them has started to show male colours, I'm going to put him with the adult female soon & hopefully another one will colour up when he's gone :victorious:

Channoides are awesome too, just like a mini Mac :encouragement:

Foerchi are from the Unimaculata family, same as Macs? Giant mouthbrooder :encouragement:

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Yeah Foerschi are big mouthbrooders! I lost my female to jumping though a while back and then one of my males decided he didn't like the other after playing nice for 6 months :(

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I'll stop stealing this thread now.

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Channoides are nice but they are tooo easy to breed (once they start to breed there is no stopping them) I ended up with over 100 fry in few months (3m 2f) at times the male would go hold a couple rounds without eating (as soon as fry are released they have another batch of eggs in mouth) as they are moothbrooders, I have to seperate them for some RR and even then the girls try to spit eggs through the breeder net! As for wilds I would have to say Macrostomas rule!

Here are a few pics of my colony before I sold them to make room.

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Male holding

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Here's a male and a female, think he might be into boy's though seeing as he is the only one that hasn't held (or he gobbles em).

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OI! Are you hijacking my thread? :smiley_simmons:

Remember this quote "too late, you're already on the dark side"? So yeah...

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Remember this quote "too late' date=' you're already on the dark side"? So yeah...[/quote']

Oh.....did I say that? :D

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Macs definitely rule!! :victorious:

They do not! They are not cute AT ALL!

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God those macs are nice.

I think i'm allowed a new tank in the garage, might try my luck for a rack and see if i can get a few new anbantoids going (sparkling gouramis, dario dario, paradise fish :o).

You guys would love Dario Dario, not even big enough to eat a shrimp. Females probably couldn't even manage week old shrimplets.

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Ineke! Help me! They are not talking about endlers! :dejection:

edit: just googled Dario dario. They are very cute indeed. So tiny! :encouragement:

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Ok, ok, we've got to get this thread back on track, Endlers are cool & it's great to see yours finally bred :encouragement:

p.s. @ mr_c, you gotta check out Licorice Gouramis, my favourite dwarf gourami, chocolates are cool too :D

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Endlers will grow really fast outside in the shade in summer, i had a colony go from 10 to 100 outside in a few months. Then i tried to see if they would winter alright :( nope.

They also will pick at algae, but won't make any serious damage out of it. To feed the endler fry you can use crushed egg yolk, twice a day. Or BBS or the smaller species of seed shrimp.

p.s The licorice are so nice, hear they are finnicky, beautiful in a planted tank though. Wish we had samurai gourami here.

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Ineke! Help me! They are not talking about endlers! :dejection:

edit: just googled Dario dario. They are very cute indeed. So tiny! :encouragement:

sorry was in the shower looks like they are back on track

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It's so funny that you called for help from the hijack queen' date=' hahaha :smiley_simmons:[/quote']

Squiggle I have behaved myself for days now. It's been hard but I've done it:triumphant:

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I have noticed, you have been doing well :victorious: but we're doing it again now :encouragement:

Endlers are beautiful ;)

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