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Old 09-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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CPD Breeding tank!


I've decided to set up a cpd breeding tank!

Specs.
5.5 G bare bottom marineland
archae 27w light
Java Moss
Seeded sponge filter (seeded for 2 months-1.5 months)

Fauna
1 male
3 females

Food.
Tropical granules
frozen cyclops
frozen bloodworms
hikari first bites
brine shrimp that i have to start hatching soon
hikari micro pellets


Any suggestions? its my first time trying to breed. is there a specific age the fish start breeding? because i can see one of the females is smaller of the two

So far i've fed hikari micro pellets which theyve seem to ignore, they sank down to the bottom of the tank by the sponge filter and i thought they were eggs until i remembered i'd fed them the micro pellets .
today i put in cyclops, one of the fish would suck it in, seem to chew and then spit it out, others didnt really see the food. sigh. i hope they do start breeding though!
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Did you have any luck?

I breed CPD as well, but I've never had any luck moving the parents back and forth. I have a 20g long with about 12 adults, a thin gravel substrate some driftwood and a big ball of java moss. I also have a bare bottom 5.5 gallon with a sponge filter and another big ball of java moss. The only way I've gotten fry so far is by swapping the moss between tanks, and waiting about 3-5 days before fry appear.

I feed my adults Micro, Walter and Bannana worms and they like all 3, I'll also occasionally give them frozen blood worms. There main diet is golden orbs which they seem to really like. I tried the micro pellets but I thought they were to big for CPD.

Anyways, let me not if you got any fry and how you did it!
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #3
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There main diet is golden orbs which they seem to really like.
What are golden orbs? I did a search but couldn't find anything on it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
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What are golden orbs? I did a search but couldn't find anything on it.
My bad! they are golden pearls, I bought mine here:

http://www.brineshrimpdirect.com/oth...icle-c149.html

I don't remember the size I bought, I'm at work right now, I'll update later.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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Did you have any luck?

I breed CPD as well, but I've never had any luck moving the parents back and forth. I have a 20g long with about 12 adults, a thin gravel substrate some driftwood and a big ball of java moss. I also have a bare bottom 5.5 gallon with a sponge filter and another big ball of java moss. The only way I've gotten fry so far is by swapping the moss between tanks, and waiting about 3-5 days before fry appear.

I feed my adults Micro, Walter and Bannana worms and they like all 3, I'll also occasionally give them frozen blood worms. There main diet is golden orbs which they seem to really like. I tried the micro pellets but I thought they were to big for CPD.

Anyways, let me not if you got any fry and how you did it!
I'm actually going to be moving the fish out of the tank today so ill see if they spawned or not if any fry appear.
Problem is my fish barely eat the food I feed! I want to try banna worms but the cultures on aquabid are expensive,well nit expensive but you know what I mean , where did you get yours and if you don't mind me asking how much did you pay?
I'm hoping if they did breed that they didn't eat any fry because they just don't really eat any food I give them.
But I will order the golden pearls food to see if I have any luck.

How long did you typically leave the parents in for?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #6
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I got the worms all combined in one pack on auquabid, I think they were $20 shipped. In my opinion they're well worth it. They are easy to maintain and the fish love them.

The golden pearls I use 5-50 micron for adults and the 200-300 for fry

I've never had any luck moving the parents, I take the moss out of there tank and put it in a 5.5 and 3-5 days later I'll start to see fry.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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When I was breeding my cpd's I had the best luck with moving the moss and just keeping the parents in one tank


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Old 10-04-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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i wonder if anyone has ever been able to raise a spawn with the parents in the same tank if its heavily planted. or if the CPDs are that ferocious in their eating of eggs and fry.
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i wonder if anyone has ever been able to raise a spawn with the parents in the same tank if its heavily planted. or if the CPDs are that ferocious in their eating of eggs and fry.
I've raised one or two with the parents in tank but they do a very good job at tracking down fry and eggs for the most part.


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Yeah I think I probably should buy some microworms.

Why do you think that both of you had success moving moss and keeping parents in a tank?

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
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i wonder if anyone has ever been able to raise a spawn with the parents in the same tank if its heavily planted. or if the CPDs are that ferocious in their eating of eggs and fry.
I once tried it with 1m and 1f in a 5.5gal tank filled with java moss, I boiled a IAL for about 2h until the water was reduced to 1 cup. Let it cool down, pour it in the tank. I fed microworms right away, they went crazy. Turned off the lights for 3 days, first day lights back on I couldn't see a fry, but the next day I could see 7-8 swimming. Started feeding microworms right away.

After all, I still have 1 fry that survived with the parents. When the fry is about 10 days old, it seems like the parents don't bother eating them anymore.
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I personally believe that moving the parents into a different tank especially a smaller one freaks them out and the typical week they are left in there is not long enough for them to resettle and spawn.

It's also a massive pain to try and catch the parents out of a tank full of moss.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #13
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I personally believe that moving the parents into a different tank especially a smaller one freaks them out and the typical week they are left in there is not long enough for them to resettle and spawn.

It's also a massive pain to try and catch the parents out of a tank full of moss.
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I personally believe that moving the parents into a different tank especially a smaller one freaks them out and the typical week they are left in there is not long enough for them to resettle and spawn.

It's also a massive pain to try and catch the parents out of a tank full of moss.
that makes a lot of sense, didnt think about that.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #15
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the cpd have been in the tank for about 5 days now, should i leave them in for another week since the first 5 days would have served to acclimate them into breeding mode?

Do CPD continuously spawn? or is it like a one time of month kind of thing?
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