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I stripped one of my holding females last night and got five fry. It was the first time I tried stripping fish and thanks to all the posts here I got 5 babies She still looks like she is holding, so I may try stripping her again. I released two into the adult tank and they were promptly eaten, so I put the remaining three in my other tank and I saw two of them this morning before I left for work. Cute little buggers. :wub:

Going to go buy a tank tonight since I have another one holding plus the ones I didn't get the first time from the other fish. Any size tank recommendations? I was thinking 20 long until they get big enough not to get eaten in the species tank.
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Congrats! Get a 55 gallon with undergravel filter. Right now i have over 60+ fry in there that are about 1 inch.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(WillZ @ Dec 9 2010, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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I stripped one of my holding females last night and got five fry. It was the first time I tried stripping fish and thanks to all the posts here I got 5 babies She still looks like she is holding, so I may try stripping her again. I released two into the adult tank and they were promptly eaten, so I put the remaining three in my other tank and I saw two of them this morning before I left for work. Cute little buggers. :wub:

Going to go buy a tank tonight since I have another one holding plus the ones I didn't get the first time from the other fish. Any size tank recommendations? I was thinking 20 long until they get big enough not to get eaten in the species tank.[/b]
congrats! You must be doing everything right, and as you can see, it does pay off. Check your local craigslist before you buy new. Also, bigger is always better with tanks. I started with a 30 gal for fry and ended up needing more space so I bought a 55 gal a few months down the road.
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I currently have 2 55 gallon grow outs, and am thinking about adding a 75. Right now I have about 20-25 Kiriza Kaiser and 25-30 Nkonde Yellow in one of them. The other has about 35-40 Simichromis diagramma. Problem is I have Red Rainbows, Nkonde Yellow, Kiriza Kaiser and Petrochromis famula Chimba holding right now. Looks like things are going to get crowded for a bit.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(w_havens @ Dec 9 2010, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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I currently have 2 55 gallon grow outs, and am thinking about adding a 75. Right now I have about 20-25 Kiriza Kaiser and 25-30 Nkonde Yellow in one of them. The other has about 35-40 Simichromis diagramma. Problem is I have Red Rainbows, Nkonde Yellow, Kiriza Kaiser and Petrochromis famula Chimba holding right now. Looks like things are going to get crowded for a bit.[/b]
+1 on Craigslist, just got a 6" 125 with lights, two nice filters and a stand for $325 I just have to convince my girlfriend that I "need" another tank. I have bought 2 125 gallon tanks in the last 2 months. It'll be a hard sell, but the babies being so cute should help. Haha... I'll see what I can find in the 55 gallon size range. Thanks for the feedback!
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Good deal, told you thats how it starts then you have 30+ tanks. That is a nice group of fish you got, enjoy them, Greg
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Yeah thats what happened to me. I have a 30 gallon sitting in the garage now but i have two 55 gallons for fry. The more water you have the easier it is to clean. I use undergravel filter because the tank can handle the bio load of 60+ fish in a single tank!
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Found a 65 gallon Craigslist with ugf, powerhead, hood, and aquaclear filter for $150. Just have to find a stand for it now. They should have lots of room now. Thanks for the feedback and encouragement
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