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PostSubject: New member - smbane5001 - 50 gal - freshwater - poecilia - planted tank   Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:46 am

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Hi,

I live in richmond, va. I have had poecilia all my life. I currently have a planted 50 gallon.

I have one male and one female jumbo swords, one red painted the other striped and spotted rainbow.

5 sapphire blue platies, 2 males 3 females.

1 sad grayish blue female platy

2 female rainbow platies

5 cobra endlers male

8 endler/ guppy cross females

My tank is black sand, with several large pieces of driftwood and plants.

I'm no expert, but I've picked up on a small gap in the local pet shops. No one has sapphire blue platies. So I've been experimenting with breeding the small handful I have. I've had a successful drop of platy fry recently, so far the coloring is black and gray. But I suspect they will turn blue as they age. I have a bunch of fry that aren't gray, different father.  the daddy for them was a sunset platy, he is no longer with us lol. So the only males in the tank are the 2 blue ones. I'm looking forward to seeing what starts popping up.

The swordtail drops regularly, but doesn't have large broods. She has around 4 per month that survive to adulthood. The mother is cannibalistic.. :/

I was raising fry in a net, but I found they developed slowly and tended to be stunted. By planting the tank and allowing them free roam, they have grown quicker and to full size. Well that's about it!



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PostSubject: Re: New member - smbane5001 - 50 gal - freshwater - poecilia - planted tank   Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:00 pm



Big thanks to DLW for the assasin snails!

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PostSubject: Re: New member - smbane5001 - 50 gal - freshwater - poecilia - planted tank   Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:58 am

cool looking assasins!
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PostSubject: Re: New member - smbane5001 - 50 gal - freshwater - poecilia - planted tank   Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:26 am

Madtom wrote:
cool looking assasins!
I agree! 

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PostSubject: Re: New member - smbane5001 - 50 gal - freshwater - poecilia - planted tank   Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:37 pm





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PostSubject: Re: New member - smbane5001 - 50 gal - freshwater - poecilia - planted tank   Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:38 pm

Female Endler

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PostSubject: Re: New member - smbane5001 - 50 gal - freshwater - poecilia - planted tank   Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:40 pm





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