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    Added 6 juvenile borelli's last week. Will update soon with pics. I lowered the temperature of the tank for them. The discus will be fine. I am sure a compromise of 79 to 80 degrees will be just fine. So cool seeing dwarf cichlids that small throughout a 150 gallon tank.
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    The Discus won't be happy long term.
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    Above are grainy pic updates. Shocked to see baby bn's in the tank. Also, my lone raphael getting fat off cherry shrimp but still not putting dent in shrimp population.
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    Just realized that I do not have two Bushy nose plecos. I have one bushy nose pleco and one regular common pleco. I never really looked at the common one because I bought it as a bushy nose juvenile but apparently that's not the case. I guess there is no other way that I could have little babies unless they can totally crossbreed. That just blew my mind.
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    Just set up small anoxic trial. Approx 2 gallon canister with kitty digging. I probably didn't do it right... but that's why I set the bar low still left big canister going.
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    Bad pic but new pair I loooove. Fanning about 100 wigglers. The mom is SUPER red normally. The dad was supposed to be a male red rose but he is so blue that I am pretty positive he is not a male rose red. Closer to a Cobalt. Regardless, that's the exact cross I want! Meanwhile, they'll have to fend off tankmates for any to survive. If they succeed, they'll be the third pair to successfully raise some babies in my community 150.
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    About to go to bed and the first few little guys are free swimming to the parents. We shall see how many make it until the morning
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    Update: saw about 50 free swimmers feeding off mom and dad. Dad forgot that he had the babies on him when I put food in the tank and darted for the food. About half of the babies made it back to Mom. Half a day later, I did not see any more babies. They have already laid a new batch of eggs and I think I will try the net divider technique I use about 3 or 4 years ago. Please look at old thread for that information. Pretty much is a pretty shady net that really doesn't stop anything from coming from one side of tank to the other but for some odd reason it helped tremendously with an a heavily planted in heavily driftwood display tank in regards to babies surviving so they are large enough that there are no more worries
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastry View Post
    Just added 6 juv. Borellis and lowered the temperature to 80.
    Welcome to your new 'hood. If the pastries are as sweet as your fish you are onto a winner. When I kept borelii here in Italy had a real job keeping the temperature in summer below 80, in the end passed them on to a friend who keeps the tank in a room with air-con

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    Yeah, the borrelli's are long gone. I just didn't want to admit it so Liz can tell me, I told you so!
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    Very nice. Wigglers sound super fun

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    Old pics. Took forever just to get them off my old damn Photobucket account. If anyone knows the secret of downloading albums rather than one photo at a time then dear God private message me! These photos are of my last pair that successfully raised a spawn beyond 6 weeks in the community tank. I did put in a little makeshift net divider for week 1 of fs that really did not divide anything but it just slow down the amount of other fish that came to their side of the trank. I just did it again today for my current pair and used some sort of bag made out of netting. So far so good. They have a new batch of Wiggler's.
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