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debbs
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Username: debbs

Post Number: 1728
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 10:40 am:       

Eventually I'd like to set up a 20L tank for the breeding couple but would like to know if a 10 gallon is okay for now or will they be too cramped up that they'll kill each other or eat newborn fry?

(need to move them since the bythobates are now breeding)
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Shari
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Username: shari

Post Number: 5499
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 12:40 pm:       

Hey, Debbs. How big are they? Are they breeding yet, or is this for future breeding?

If they are Juvies and not breeding yet, then a 10g should be fine for them for a bit. If they are adults and this is a VERY temporary tank, and they will be alone, they should also be fine for a bit....just don't give them the option of making a cave to spawn in. Keep the tank pretty bare, in otherwords.

I did all my previous breeding in a 20g high tank. Not TOO much more surface area then a 10g, so??? I think it would work temporarily :-)

As far as being cramped and eating their fry, I can't tell ya what they will do. Each of mine has been so different in personality that it's just hard to say?

Hope that helps a little :-)
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Shari
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Post Number: 5500
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 01:01 pm:       

Seems I'm too late to edit....

Debbs, still want some Ambulia :-):-)
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debbs
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Username: debbs

Post Number: 1729
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 02:16 pm:       

Thanks Shari, they are breeders, young but has had 4/5 spawns already. I wasn't sure if I was keeping the Bythobates since they weren't breeding but since they decided to, well, I need the Kribs out asap and was hoping if a 10 gallon would be okay for about a month.

I take it you think it's unwise to allow breeding in a 10 gallon, so I'll push for that 20!

I'd love the Ambulia, e-mail me with the amt k? I'll paypal it to you
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Brad
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Username: brad

Post Number: 1647
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 03:47 pm:       

I agree with Shari. It could work, but there is a little tension while guarding fry. A 10 gallon keeps them crammed. If it`s temporary, they`ll get through, but to really appreciate their behavior, bigger is better.
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Randy
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Username: milesteg

Post Number: 111
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 04:37 pm:       

Hi,
I had a pair that did okay in a 10 gallon tank, but more room might help.

Good luck.
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 9378
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 02:24 pm:       

I've allowed one pair each of convicts, kribs, jewel cichlids and T. bythobates to spawn in tens before, but they were juveniles, not full grown, and only for one spawn each, before upgrading. No dithers or any other fish or invertebrate tankmates.

They didn't seem to mind at all....

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