Thread: How slow can they grow?
02-05-2009, 04:53 PM #1
How slow can they grow?
Here's a couple shots of my latest spawn of boesemani and turquoise. Gosh these guys seem to take forever to grow a bit but they are so tiny when born I have to look at them with a magnifying glass to even see them. Seems to me they are 6 weeks old and still half the size of new neons.....and I don't mean the jumbo's.
Could someone please sex these for me?
02-05-2009, 05:00 PM #2Senior Member Bull shark
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Those are great pics. I bet they will be beautiful when they get all there colours.
Have you tried feeding frozen marine rotifers?
They are smaller than baby brine shrimp and are a high calorie food.
I feed my cichlid fry those and they grow real quick :)
02-05-2009, 05:04 PM #3
Do they have names?55 g Goldfish Tank - 2 Fancies, 2 Comets
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
02-05-2009, 05:35 PM #4
I see 18 males, and 14 females!Sharon
02-05-2009, 05:45 PM #5
02-05-2009, 06:25 PM #6
You mention that you expect them to be mostly female? Are Rainbows like some other fish...sex of the fry depends on PH?Sharon
02-05-2009, 07:24 PM #7
0Originally Posted by Sharon
02-05-2009, 07:37 PM #8
I've read that the ph affects the sex ratio in Kribensis cichlids, some Apistogammas, and Bettas. There are more but I can't recall now. I'm not sure if Rainbows would fall into this group...Gotta check it out...Sharon
02-05-2009, 08:18 PM #9
02-08-2009, 12:05 AM #10
Great pics. For me I have heard that the temp is what changes the sex of they fry with Kribs, as for Rainbows??
Hope the fry survive. As for them growing as far as I know they are all quite slow growing up to a point, then they pic up.
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