View Full Version : Breeding in a Planted Tank

12-15-2003, 03:25 PM
So after a few setbacks in my 125gal heavily planted tank, I am ready to start stocking with some nice fish.

I am looking to get:

1-2 pairs of German Blue Rams
1 pair Cockatoo Cichlid
1 pair Keyhole Cichlids
Additional Angels

What happens if they start breeding and I cannot get the new fish out of the tank?

I currently have:

1 Gold Angel
7 Orange Platys
8 Spotted Cories
1 Gold Chinese Algea Eater
7 Ottocinculus
6 American Flag Fish

12-15-2003, 08:51 PM
you might want to put in more than 2 keyholes, they're fairly selective in picking their lifelong mates and are extremely good parents. if you can't catch the babies then simply suck them or the eggs out with a turkey baster or something of the like.

12-16-2003, 05:51 PM
if u cant get the babies out u can either siphon them as Wheelie sugested or u could leave them in. if its the key holes they might have a chance. i wouldent give the angels much parental credit though.

12-18-2003, 03:33 PM
I have had baby keyholes grow up with out removing them. The hardest part is getting the small food to them. Good luck

12-18-2003, 05:30 PM
a turkey baster can also be used to "inject" food into the area with the fry. who knew that turkey basters were so useful?