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  1. #11

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    hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
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    To answer your original question about breeding...

    Fish in an aquarium do not keep calendars.
    Fish in the wild do not keep calendars.

    Their behavior is based around their environment. Things like temperature and water quality. So you'd have to look at what conditions are like in their native homeland when they reproduce. And from my admittedly very brief perusal, they breed in the wild at the start of the "rainy season" where the influx of new rain alters the chemistry in the water to ideal conditions.

    Simulating that experience in an aquarium will encourage your fish to reproduce. (Its actually quite common for people to notice mating behavior after water changes because of this biological mechanic)

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    Going to be applying a heater soon. :) But when the summer comes, I should take it out, right? My room does change in temperatures depending on the season.

    P.s I woke up this morning and the whole left side of my tank is full with more eggs lol

  3. #13

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    hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 Happy New Year!!! - Rue 

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    If/when you get a heater, set it to the temp you want it and leave it in year round. Most heaters these days have a thermostat in them and it will run more in the winter and less in the summer and keep your aquarium roughly the same temp year round.

  4. #14

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    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
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    I recommend an Aqueon Pro Heat heater 150 watt, an excellent brand of heater for very cold climates. I have two 250 watt heaters in my 75 gal. These heaters are rated for larger tank sizes than comparable size heaters of other brands. Even with the extremely cold weather we have had here, my tank temp doesn't vary (tank is at 77.9 deg and my house is probably 63 deg while I'm at work and overnight). Leave the heater in the tank and on all the time - it only turns on when needed.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Trillian give you a good answer above about the rainy season. I just want to add that the start of the rainy season brings colder water and a drop in temperature is a commonly used trigger used to breed cories.
    Do as I say. Not as I do.

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