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  1. Hi Phlebo!  Welcome to the forum.  A sorority of marbles would look amazing and a riot of colour.  It's funny how most of the betta people I know are also into guppies as well.  I like something a little more unusual when it comes to guppies and if I could get my head around the genetics, I would probably be trying to make my own colour/pattern varieties.

  2. Hi Amber, welcome to the forum! Fishkeeping can certainly get addictive :D
    What colour platies are you breeding?  I'm trying to decide if I will get back into livebearers again.  I had some nice platies once, so maybe I'll go back to them.  Can't wait to hear some of your money saving ideas!

  3. Hi Trashlass, lovely Bettas you have there!  They look quite happy in their tank set-ups.  Can't wait to see what you do with Ernie's tank - I'm sure the shrimp will appreciate the addition of more places to seek refuge :) I'll definitely go check out your insta!

    PS: Your video didn't upload.  We can't upload video directly to the forum.  I find it easiest to upload to youtube and share the link here. :halfmoon:

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  4. Hey Kendall!  Welcome to the forum :) Good to hear you are conditioning up your pair to make sure they are in best form for breeding.  Have you sorted out foods for the fry once they hatch?  Everything can happen so quickly, before you know it you have fry that need food!  I highly recommend feeding live foods to your fry (Vinegar Eels, Baby Brine Shrimp).  There is plenty of info on here about breeding, have a look around and if you have any questions, we are more than happy to answer.

  5. Almost 10 years since my last post and it's hard to find anyone breeding solid lines. Non Metallic blues are next to impossible to find. Even some of the solid Metallic colors like solid coppers are 'rare' to find. 

    Please prove me wrong. Is there anyone out there breeding solid colour bettas? 

  6. Hmmm...  Seems I still had a few of the mixed mutt guppies in the outdoor drum that I missed.  Went outside this afternoon to scrub out the drum and set up for new guppy spawns and was greeted by a few adults and about 40 babies...lol, oh well - looks like they have just established a summer spot to grow out...lol


  7. Hi ganaM
    Welcome to the forum.
    It sounds like you aren't too far off from being cycled.  As Bettarazzi mentioned - your readings will probably change once you introduce fish.  Depending on the tanks size and number of fish you are adding, I personally wouldn't add all your fish at once, but do it gradually over a week or two while keeping an eye on your parameters and staying on top of waterchanges.  

    Can't wait to see what your tank looks like once you have it completed with fish in it!


  8. Hi Plippy,
    Welcome!  You sound like you have some nice tanks there, would love to see some photos if you have any! (we are suckers for photos around here!)

    I'd love to find the time to get back into aquatic plants and mosses.  One day. 

  9. Last summer, I threw some mixed guppies into a drum and let them populate it over the summer.  It was a great little experiment and was very successful.  This year, I am going to refine it slightly.  I have some hybrids that I created with Opal Endler M x Redgrass Guppy.  I have set the pattern and very happy with the results after 5 generations.  I almost lost the lot recently due to neglect and it looked like I had lost the lot with the only survivors being 6 males.  Thankfully, I found a single fry in the tank and have raised it to a point it can be sexed....A FEMALE!!!  The plan is to continue raising her to a breedable size and put her with my best male to restart the population and raise them in an outdoor tub.

    I also have decided to do a second tub of a slightly more fancy single strain guppy or endler (anyone got any Medusa Roundtails?).  Let's see what I decide.

    Here is a pic of my hybrids I am calling Opalgrass Scissortail Guppies...







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