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I have saved a couple F1 calvus and a handful of orange fin comp fry and been growing them out for a frontosa Mikula tank I plan to set up this fall/winter. I had them mixed in with some other fish but did some rearranging this weekend and put the growout altos in a 72 bow front tank. They are all close to 3.5" and when I combine them with some 1.25" Milkula gibberosa fry, the altos should be well past four inches by the time the Mikula gibbs get huge. BTW: all the growout altos are males so hopefully five to six inch altos should do OK with mature gibberosa.

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What size tank are you going to set up this fall?

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wow. that's gonna be an amazing tank Russ. can't wait to see it once you get the mikula in there.

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JRD wrote:
What size tank are you going to set up this fall?


I am not sure yet:
1) I have an old 125 with scratches that needs to be resealed and it has iron stand. That's the cheap option.
2) The other option is to purchase a 180 or a 265 with a nice stand.

I might end up doing both - put the 125 in service as my cheapest option and save some $$$ for a really nice 265 tank/stand/hood combo. When I get the Mikula fry, I will have about a year to grow them out in the 72 bow front. I guess it all starts with the Mikula and then the clock starts ticking.

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wow. that's gonna be an amazing tank Russ. can't wait to see it once you get the mikula in there.


Thanks :D

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Very nice! You might just have to keep breeding to save up for the 265 8)

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Very nice! You might just have to keep breeding to save up for the 265 8)


LOL - your right. I was saving fry money for a new lens for my camera (Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 IS USM). Then Tiger Direct sent me an e-mail on a refurbished 55" LG LED HDTV. Literally half price from similar TVs in the stores. I had the cash on hand (all fish money or MAD money) and I was helpless. The TV is fantastic!!! No regrets.

Now my MAD money fund is running low. I still want the lens and a new fish tank :oops:

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Haha, so many things to buy. The only solution is to produce/sell more fry! lol. I think I do the same thing as you. I keep all my "fry money" in it's own account. I haven't spent money out of pocket for fish stuff in a long time, plus the balance stays at a decent level. Breeding can be pretty good on the side. Except when your fish decide to take a break from spawning... :roll:

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Sounds like a nice plan. One thing i would watch for is if the Clavus are 4" or so and the Fronts are only 1.5 inch they might get killed by the calvus. I have had it happen in my tank before with similar size fish. be careful


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Sounds like a nice plan. One thing i would watch for is if the Clavus are 4" or so and the Fronts are only 1.5 inch they might get killed by the calvus. I have had it happen in my tank before with similar size fish. be careful


Thanks. That thought did cross my mind. That is something I will have to be very careful about. Maybe, I let the frontosa get some size first and then add the altos to a tank that the fronts are already comfortable in.

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