Rock and Sand

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What type of sand and rock (flat) would be best for breeding. I also went to a pet shop and well be getting a 70 gallon take and stand. Also I like to say that I now have 5 fish all babies and well be get one more. Hoply I'll get at lest one breeding pair. Also well I need some type of plant for the babies to hide in or can I place them in a smaller tank. Please tell me all the information you all can give. I need extry money so saling the babies would help. thx
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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Rock and Sand

first find out where you'll sell the babies to, or you may find, like so many others breeding their fish, that no one wants them.

Any flat surface that's a fairly good size, say a floor tile, a piece of slate, a large, round, flat, river rock or even a piece of slightly roughed up plexiglass (or frosted glass) will work.

As for sand, pool filter sand is great, cheap and easy to keep clean. But for a breeding tank, bare-bottom is probably the way to go - easiest to keep clean by far.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Rock and Sand

yes she has you right!

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Rock and Sand

A dinner plate will also work
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Rock and Sand

lol dont have them putting no plates in their tank haha!!! the fish will think you are hungry !!!

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: Rock and Sand

Oh yeah huh...
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Steveadams replied the topic: Re: Rock and Sand

There are different types of sands available to use in the tanks. You can use any type of sands but make sure you must regularly clean the tank and maintain it.
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theniceguy9112 replied the topic: Rock and Sand

rofl... reminds me of a scene from The Little Mermaid when the fish sings on the plate. I died laughing reading that, lol
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Rock and Sand

Nina is dead on w/ this one.......if you get a breeding pair, bare bottom tanks are best. Very sanitary.

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GBHammbone replied the topic: Rock and Sand

I may be way off here, but if you are breeding O's, raiseing 6 O's to sexual maturity and to pair off - which is somewhere around 10-12 inches - in a 70gal tank like OP stated will get pretty scary regardless of what rocks/sand is in the tank.
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