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Old 04-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #16
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I will. Don't have a good camera though... I'll try to get the best pics I can.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:45 PM   #17
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yes please post up pics Good luck man... I'm going to breed my pair soon too so we can compare notes.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #18
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So, my pair have been put on hold and I will pick them up in just under a week. I have attached a photo of the male, who is looking really good. I couldn't get a photo of the female... I can't wait to see his colours when his pH gets to about 4... It is 6 at the moment, same with the female. I have ordered a tank for them, that they should be moving in in a few weeks. I can't find a good pH tester though... I need a good one that reads from 0 or 1-14 in Australia. Its a real pain, but I'm going to keep looking.
I'll keep you posted.
I am looking forward to comparing notes when we both have some
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #19
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Just set the tanks up, they'll each be in their own 50 liter until my tank for them arrives which is going to be 150 liters really excited for that! Can't quite get the tanks the way I want them, but I have a couple more days to perfect them lol. Really can't wait for Tuesday!
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:27 AM   #20
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Got the pair today! They're each in their own tank at the moment, I only just released them but they look really good and already trying to eat anything that fits in their mouth lol. I'll get photos up tonight! I'm really happy with the pair! They're beautiful
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #21
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Here are photos! The top one is my male, and the bottom my female. I love them! Sorry about the photo quality, they were taken by my phone which is the only camera I have... They're still getting settled in but look really happy so far! Really excited, they're separated and can't wait for them to be together and hopefully breed!
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:44 AM   #22
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I moved my pair into one tank a couple of nights ago and they are doing really well! They stay together and every now and then I see my male presenting himself and his colours to the female. She is still small, so I'm not expecting them to breed. My new tank is ready to be picked up so I can't wait to get that and get them in there! Their pH is at 6 at the moment but will lower it in the big tank and see if my female is ready to breed. What size is she ready?
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:38 PM   #23
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its more about when she hits puberty than size, and at least with b. splendens, the size at which a female hits puberty can vary drastically.
dont worry, with good food and clean water she'll get there.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #24
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Getting the tank in a day or two! So excited! The pair still look really good, I separated them again. I can't wait to move them into the big tank with lower pH because I think they might breed quickly... Or I hope lol. They're eating lots, looking vibrant and showing nice colours.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:22 AM   #25
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Got the tank today! Looks good! I don't have time to fill it now, but as soon as I do I will. The pair is still really healthy really happy with how it's all going!
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:55 AM   #26
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The tank was filled a while back and they have been settling in for a bit... Anyway, I got home from school today and my male is holding!! Really happy! In a way, unexpected. I'll be interested to see if he holds, but being his first time I don't have much confidence...
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #27
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He's no longer holding got to a week. Hopefully next time they breed he'll hold full term. I'm hoping they'll breed again soon
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:31 PM   #28
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Good luck with them!

The breeding is the easy part,him holding full term is my challenge.Ive had mine hold successfully only once.I plan to over plant the tank in hopes he will do so once again.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:19 AM   #29
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Spawned again today hoping he holds for the full term this time!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:17 PM   #30
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One week in and his still holding passed last time already! 2 more weeks to go!
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