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Old 04-18-2014, 06:02 PM   #91
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That's great news! I think we'll all have our fingers crossed for you. I recently found some chocolate gourami's at my LFS - had never seen them there before. I bought all four but one died within two days. The other three seem fine and are eating well!
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:11 PM   #92
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man congrats on the eggs, and those guys are looking awesome
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:48 PM   #93
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That's great news! I think we'll all have our fingers crossed for you. I recently found some chocolate gourami's at my LFS - had never seen them there before. I bought all four but one died within two days. The other three seem fine and are eating well!
That's great you found some! And even better they are eating well What are you keeping them at param wise?

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:17 PM   #94
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congrats on the eggs, hope things work out with the brood.

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:41 PM   #95
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congrats on the eggs !
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:25 PM   #96
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Well i have a bit of a sad update. He swallowed the eggs or something of the sort. Either way they are gone. Params are good. Temp is good. I just think it was a dud run, which from what i have read on them is not uncommon.

Its ok though, i know it can be done and will be better prepared for the next spawn. They are still courting like crazy so who knows when that will be. Plus hopefully i will be getting the 6 i have reserved soon, which will help The 29 spawning tank is ready to go. Just need to get a low light for it which i'll pick up sometime this week, then i may move them into that. Once spawned, put the female back in the 15.

Oshpros came out to pose this morning, and they havent been getting much attention lately so i snapped some pics. They are showing some nice colors As always, thanks for looking. I'll get there with this whole breeding thing yet!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:56 PM   #97
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Well might have been first time dad, so some hick-ups happen. Better luck next spawn ^^
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:06 PM   #98
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Agree with above...he'll get the hang of it.
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Well might have been first time dad, so some hick-ups happen. Better luck next spawn ^^

yeeep hopefully he gets better with practice, gl!
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:49 AM   #100
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Here's a couple pics of the assumed male flaring at me. And a short video of the 3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPf7v...ature=youtu.be
Im still really impressed with this fish they just look awesome , have never seen one in the stores .
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:00 AM   #101
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I'm thoroughly enjoying this thread.

Hope you have better luck with the next spawn!
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:19 PM   #102
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Thanks for the comments everyone, these fish are so much fun They are still just courting away in their 15 gallon. I havent heard about my 6 that i'm waiting on, i know the seller was going to give them time to acclimate and settle down before shipping again. He said he had them and they looked great a week ago, hopefully all is still well!! Knowing how long these guys take to settle down i'm not suprised they arent ready yet.

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Im still really impressed with this fish they just look awesome , have never seen one in the stores .
Thanks aqguy, and your right i've only seen them once and i bought them Thats why i'm REALLY hoping for success here, these guys are too cool to not be more readily available to hobbyist. Truely one of the most striking fish i've ever seen. As good as they look in pics, they are that much better in person.

I should also note, i love my osphros too and highly reccommend them to anyone who has the chance to pick them up. They are very beautiful and have awesome personalities and behaviour. I've also been seeing them more and more in LFS, so it would appear they are becoming more common

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Old 04-26-2014, 04:41 PM   #103
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Awesome thread. I have a pair blue paradises gouramis and the male is constantly showing off to her and attempting to build bubble nest but i have them in a community tank with too much flow and higher ph etc. he's done it a few times but she hasn't been interested. I assume the conditions aren't right. this thread is perfect for what i need to setup. low ph and hardness, lots of floaters since mine build bubble nest. Hope you get them to bread again. Just an idea but I have some rubbermaid totes that i could do a sump setup like yours. do you think they would mind not having glass to see out of? they do normally live in rice paddy fields and puddles so i wouldn't think it would matter to them. Seems like a cheap way to set up some breeding tanks.
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Awesome thread. I have a pair blue paradises gouramis and the male is constantly showing off to her and attempting to build bubble nest but i have them in a community tank with too much flow and higher ph etc. he's done it a few times but she hasn't been interested. I assume the conditions aren't right. this thread is perfect for what i need to setup. low ph and hardness, lots of floaters since mine build bubble nest. Hope you get them to bread again. Just an idea but I have some rubbermaid totes that i could do a sump setup like yours. do you think they would mind not having glass to see out of? they do normally live in rice paddy fields and puddles so i wouldn't think it would matter to them. Seems like a cheap way to set up some breeding tanks.
Thanks! I've seen the blue paradise a few times and they are very pretty fish. However i have no experience with them. As far as your idea for a setup, i see no reason why that wouldnt work. Honetsly, i think the glass is more for us than the fish

I know with the 29 that will be the breeder tank once i get more driftwood, i am going to black out the back and the sides. They like dark, secluded, warm water. I know i've seen some betta breeders that use large round tubs for breeding "ponds"

You should give it a try! If your looking to soften your water, a resevoir that you filter through peat works wonders. Run it for 2 or 3 days and it will stay there and the fish will love it!
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Could I just do one of the compartments in the sump with peat in it? What kind of peat moss is it?
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