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Hey guys its been awhile but your not gunna believe y I have been gone. I couldnt remember my password to login. Well as u can see I figured it out. Fish are doing find. For some reason I am losing a few adult African fish. Don't know why. One day their eating fine then the next their swimming funny and then die. What is boggling me is the fact that not all the fish in the tank are affected. So I cant see it being ph issues. I do regular water changes like atleast once a week so I doubt ammonia. Any ideas?
Have you tested the water parameters?
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Have you tested the water parameters?
No I havent but I just figured they were fine. One thing I have been doing is feeding them a fish food that is extremely oily. It leaves a oil film all around tank at water edge and it appears the fish cant digest some of it cause it stays on bottom of tank. Also turns the water a slight brown color. I just ordered different food so will try that out. The old food did grow them quic k though.

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No I havent but I just figured they were fine. One thing I have been doing is feeding them a fish food that is extremely oily. It leaves a oil film all around tank at water edge and it appears the fish cant digest some of it cause it stays on bottom of tank. Also turns the water a slight brown color. I just ordered different food so will try that out. The old food did grow them quic k though.
Very proteiny if grow rate was fast.. keep up on water changes if growth is that fast
Have u thought of growing ur own food as well? Midge larva are very nutritious and well balanced, not too fatty or too full of protein. At least thats my opinion
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Did setup tank for mealworms. Also came up with name for company. F & S Hatchery. (Father and son)

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This was worth the hour of reading. And for what it cost you, I think I'll do a shrimp *WALL* someday with a price point of $5000 in mind for my first house.

Kudos and thanks for sharing the amazing journey.

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This was worth the hour of reading. And for what it cost you, I think I'll do a shrimp *WALL* someday with a price point of $5000 in mind for my first house.

Kudos and thanks for sharing the amazing journey.
Np. That's why I do this.

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Just went through and read a lot of this thread... Definitely an amazing setup!! Have you started selling fish yet? Got local fish stores interested in buying up your "stock"?

Once my 40b is set up and running, and stable of course, I want to add GBRs, do you think you'll be breeding those?

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WOW! This is one of the coolest setups I've ever seen! Congrats on getting it up and running!
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Just went through and read a lot of this thread... Definitely an amazing setup!! Have you started selling fish yet? Got local fish stores interested in buying up your "stock"?

Once my 40b is set up and running, and stable of course, I want to add GBRs, do you think you'll be breeding those?

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Yes I will be selling to lfs shortly. Have about 100 baby africans to sell. Baby flavus, anchor island, and lethrinop haps.

And yes I am starting to breed gbr's. Have 2 pair right now.

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Since you've been so up front with us on money before, please do tell us how much your returns are on your first sale.

I hope within a year you recoup what you paid for the building.

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Since you've been so up front with us on money before, please do tell us how much your returns are on your first sale.

I hope within a year you recoup what you paid for the building.
Np no secrets here lol.

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Well as of now none of my angels aren't breding but will be shortly. That's what all lfs are asking for.





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Some more pics of breeding pairs.









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Wow!!! Super cool.

Do you have detailed information on how to breed each species? How many tanks are you utilizing?

Do you have efficiency numbers?

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Wow!!! Super cool.

Do you have detailed information on how to breed each species? How many tanks are you utilizing?

Do you have efficiency numbers?
As of now I'm only using half of my tanks.
As far as breeding the africans, their all the same. Female gets full of eggs and then deposits them on sand. As she picks them up and puts them in her mouth the male sprays sperm to fertilize. I can tell she is ready to be moved to her own tank when she has a pouch under her neck and she doesnt eat when I feed other fish in tank. Once I move her it will take roughly 14 days for eggs to hatch. After about 25 days the female will begin to let the babies out of her mouth and she will begin eating again. About another week later the babies are too much of a handfull for her to keep in her mouth. By this point the babies are completly independant. I wait another couple of days for the mom to strengthen back up and then put her in tank with me and start all over.

The midas were very simple. They did it all on their own.

Angel fish are a little more complicated. Much to much to type lol.

Not sure what u mean by efficiency numbers.

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