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Good luck bassetman. They are tiny little fry. My first batch I was surprised how small they were.


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some very good info in this thread,very cool and well done.I am looking at breeeding calvus in the future, so this is great stuff


I just don't think breeding altolamps is worth the effort. After he challenge of breeding another species they just require to much effort. They can even be a pain in the bum shipping. I have my last batch of fry growing out and after them, I am done :-)

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They are certainly much harder than cyps. I just hope to keep a few going to increase my herd a bit.

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some very good info in this thread,very cool and well done.I am looking at breeeding calvus in the future, so this is great stuff


I just don't think breeding altolamps is worth the effort. After he challenge of breeding another species they just require to much effort. They can even be a pain in the bum shipping. I have my last batch of fry growing out and after them, I am done :-)

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Russ I think there are hobists who would at least like to get some altolamps fry to a nice size just to say they have done it. I think tropheus are the same way. A lot of work but once you have it down away you go.

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yeh very much agree with you on that, I like the challege of trying to breed and raise something. Especialy where I live there isnt many people with them that are breeding them, so they are very expensive in my part of the world. So if I could double my group (3)and then let my mates have some I would take that as a huge achivment


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Sorry to be on the down side. It is always a treat to breed a new species. I am just moving out of that phase of the hobby. Downsizing and chilling out :-)

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82 survivors today , they look well and are quite active. They are moving to a grow out tank today, they are a bit over 1/8 inch. Eating brine shrimp babies and cyclops. I only found 5 dead in the tub

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82 survivors today , they look well and are quite active. They are moving to a grow out tank today, they are a bit over 1/8 inch. Eating brine shrimp babies and cyclops. I only found 5 dead in the tub

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Hey look at you. I don't mean to rain on your :party but are you about to the 2-3 weeks that Russ said when you see a mass die off? I hope you can get them through that time. Good luck.

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82 survivors today , they look well and are quite active. They are moving to a grow out tank today, they are a bit over 1/8 inch. Eating brine shrimp babies and cyclops. I only found 5 dead in the tub

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Hey look at you. I don't mean to rain on your :party but are you about to the 2-3 weeks that Russ said when you see a mass die off? I hope you can get them through that time. Good luck.

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If he is changing water as mentioned and feeding live bbs, there is a food chance he may nor have that massive die off.

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I have the tank set up with a continual drip changer. When they were in the tub I was changing 2 gallons a day....a little more than 10 percent. Now they are in a 55 with baby cyps. And it changes about 20 percent a day. The drip water comes from my holding tank at 77 degrees. I also have three number four sponge filters in the tank. They actively chase the baby brine shrimp and cyclops particles. I hope for good results and am keeping notes on what I did.

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Keep us posted I am hoping for the best for you and the fry!!

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sounds like you are doing a good job so far. good luck man. :bravo

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Only one mortality in the last days...they are actively eating crushed flake and baby bshrimp. Getting slowly bigger.

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