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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Endler population control

I have a heavily planted 90 gallon tank with Boesmani/Red/Turquoise rainbowfish, Denison barbs, gold barbs, harlequin rasboras and corys. If I added some Endlers to this tank, would my other fish feed on most of the fry to keep my Endler population from exploding? I am hoping to see the occasional fry escape and grow to adulthood.

... or would I be better off just buying some males only?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 01:16 PM
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The rainbows might be big enough to feed on the fry.

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With all fish you have now you are good...population won't explode.

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Yeah those rainbows will keep them in chexk

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 04:27 AM
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Are you even going to get female endlers? I usually only see males for sale around here.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2012, 04:39 AM
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The rainbows might be big enough to feed on the fry.
They might even be big enough to eat the smaller adult male endlers. Watch them.

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They might even be big enough to eat the smaller adult male endlers. Watch them.
Yeah, I saw a rainbow try to choke down a nugget of frozen food once. They do have big mouths.

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I chickened out ... I am getting 2 male endlers for my 5 gal RCS tank. Maybe after some time ...
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