Thread: My Yello Lab had babies
05-07-2012, 02:03 AM #1
My Yello Lab had babies
Hello all I got my breeding box installed and I stripped the mother fish. The other breeding box was no good 6 babies went through the holes and some happy bumble bee cichlids had a free lunch. I had to get an air pump as well, it operates the trickle system. The babies that I got out were 8 so if the others did not get eaten I would have had 11 not bad for the first clutch. I will post photos soon.
05-07-2012, 02:20 AM #2
That's great! After this lot, you will probably find that you might get around 30 next time. Just don't forget to keep the female seperated for a little while, so that she can eat and get some condition back again. A lot of the time, once they start to breed, they will keep going and going, and the females can get terribly skinny.Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark
05-07-2012, 04:00 AM #3
She got out when I opened the lid and she fell to the ground and I put her in the tank without thinking. I did a feeding and she went to eat right away. I now know who the father is he keeps around her all of the time now. I might try to catch her when the kids go to bed.
05-07-2012, 04:09 AM #4
05-07-2012, 09:14 AM #5
I bet the kids think that this is great! My two boys were amazed! I think they nearly wore a track in the floor, from the living room to the tank room and back again.Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark
05-07-2012, 09:33 AM #6
Congratulations It is allways a thrill when you get fish breeding for you.
05-07-2012, 04:06 PM #7
thats awesome:) ive got a holding maingano seperated into a fry tank right now, just waiting for her to spit:) there is also another maingano holding in my main tank and a zebra as well, my fish are almost too eager to breed!Finally reached 6 tanks... oh god, this addiction is getting serious. 75g mbuna tank, 65g gold severum, 55g OB peacock breeding colony, 30g(36x18) growout, 20 long Dwarf Alto's, 10g fry tank.
If I die young bury me in... An 8x2x2 with versa tops and a large sump for adequate filtration;)
05-07-2012, 04:29 PM #8
Thank you for all your comments. I have to talk my wife in letting me get a 20 gallon grow out tank. Yesterday I dropped $80 at my LFS store for the air pump,hoses,valves,and air stone for the 90 gallon. Since I had the 90 I have been buying things for the tank every two weeks. Now I have to get a grow out tank the wife might get mad. Lol. It was my oldest boys birthday yesterday and he was excited the fish were born on his birthday.
05-07-2012, 04:57 PM #9