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I bought 10 Microrasbora Galaxy and 10 Cherry shrimps and put them in my quarantine tank 2 months back. The fish and shrimps were barely visible but 9 of each have survived, thanks to my green water tub. My quarantine is a 24 bare bottom, potted plants, sponge filter.

The Galaxies have grown and are in full colour and I wish to shift them to a dedicated 36 aquarium, so that they may breed. I know very little about them, their breeding habits, their preferred water quality, their fry protection.

1) What sort of layout do I prepare for their breeding tank?
2) If planted, what plants?
3) Soft/hard water?
4) What ph?
5) Is it one female several males, or pairs, or groups?
6) Do I house the cherries with them?

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fill the tank with plants of all sorts including lots of moss or compact growing stuff and just keep the water from being hard and high in PH.

I think the best results will come from just having a big group of them.

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noone has bred them yet! you could be the first
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I believe that either on here or APC, someone has successfully bred them.
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noone has bred them yet! you could be the first
I think there have been several reports of breeding, they are like any other fish..... they do breed.


I just cleared my 30g heavily planted of any fish other than Celestial's and made it more fry friendly along with 25 more on the way to have my hand at breeding.

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these fish were bred straight away and quite easily actually.

some sites that might help you
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u....php?news=1210
http://www.aquamoss.net/Articles/Mic...-sp-Galaxy.htm
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I've actually had success at breeding some. I haven't done anything special. I have 6 (2m/4f) in a 5.5 planted tank. It's pretty heavily planted and the adults rarely break cover for anything, unless they are chasing one another. The only thing I did was add a clump of java moss and that's all it took. I only do weekly water changes of about 15%. My water is hard as can be (15 KH out of tap) and my pH is high at around 8.2. I don't think they are picky as I've heard of successful spawning in soft acidic water as well. I've had this group of 6 for maybe 2 months, I'm not sure and at last count I had 7 fry, so I've doubled my population in that tank already. I have 37 more I got maybe a month ago that have yet to spawn but they were in pretty bad shape when I got them and I lost at least a dozen before they started to straighten out. Hopefully they will be conditioned enough soon to start spawning as well. Most of the females are showing signs of maturity so maybe I'll start seeing some fry soon in those tanks as well.

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Thanks Algaegrower. Great help!

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