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wblueus
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Posts : 272
Location : Oklahoma
Favorite Fish: : cichlids

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PostSubject: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/19/2012, 9:53 am

So my firemouths have layed eggs 4 times in the past 7 weeks i do not have any more room for fish...I have some new years babies in there own tank for grow out and will be putting them in the main tank in the next few weeks..Is there a way to slow or stop my baby making fish LOL i moved around the decor and changed the water temp hoping that might stop them I even fill in the pits they dig in the gravel during spawning lol...Also this all prevents me from vaccuming the gravel (tired of getting my hands attacked!) ....Any ideas to stop this without separating the fish?
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jb1edlover
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jb1edlover

Posts : 363
Location : Hampton VA
Favorite Fish: : I have the fish in my avatar but the photo was taken by Nick Andreola of the HCCC. His photography skills are a little better than mine!

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/19/2012, 10:22 am

well if it's just about having too many babies/fry then add some Synodontis (catfish) they will pick off all the eggs, the parents won't be able to keep them at bay.... So they can breed all they want to but no babies will make it.

JB
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wblueus
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant


Posts : 272
Location : Oklahoma
Favorite Fish: : cichlids

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/19/2012, 1:22 pm

will the catfish eat any of my plants? My cichlids dont bother them much
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lifeisgood
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Captain
lifeisgood

Posts : 1154
Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/20/2012, 5:00 am

Get 3 or 4 Synodontis petricola . They only get to about 4 - 5 inches . They are safe in planted tanks . And generally are good tank mates.If it is small enough to fit in its mouth , it is lunch.( Ie; shrimps,and such )
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KMX
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KMX

Posts : 16094
Location : Mansfield, TX
Favorite Fish: : African Cichlids of all kinds.

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/20/2012, 9:51 am

I agree also. You won't have trouble then.

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plantedtankdude
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plantedtankdude

Posts : 1227
Location : Plano, texas
Favorite Fish: : all of them along with mermaids and me I'm a Pisces.

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/20/2012, 10:33 am

make them have an abortion, or like the others said get a syndotis catfish..
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whisper
Betta Specialist
Betta Specialist
whisper

Posts : 1990
Location : Euless, Texas
Favorite Fish: : Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/20/2012, 6:46 pm

Seperate them????? in different tanks.
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sassynurse2
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sassynurse2

Posts : 789
Location : Grand Prairie Texas
Favorite Fish: : 2 Clown Loaches...
Blue Dolphins 10.


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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/20/2012, 11:10 pm

I should be so blessed for my fish to just breed and breed LOL

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lifeisgood
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lifeisgood

Posts : 1154
Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/20/2012, 11:40 pm

I and my LFS's love that my fishes breed like " Rabbits " LOL
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KingBichir
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KingBichir

Posts : 1066
Location : watauga, tx
Favorite Fish: : all of them

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime2/21/2012, 8:09 pm

i always take fish to the LFS. everyone that works there knows my name. the good thing is getting store credit. the more often you take fish up there, more likely to get more money

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tropheus 1
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Posts : 78
Location : montreal
Favorite Fish: : Tropheus

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime3/3/2012, 7:21 am

Simple. Just take the males out and voila!!!! no more fry until male is introduced again!!!
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BabaWilson
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Posts : 6
Location : Camp Hill Pennsylvania

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime3/7/2013, 4:11 pm

I joined this site to find out how to get my catfish to stop breeding (suggestions above refer to using catfish to control other fish populations!). I started out with 2 small catfish and now I have about 3 DOZEN of all sizes. Don't know how to differentiate male from female but that wouldn't be something I could do with so many. And I don't want to kill any fish.

I have a 75 gal. tank. Please help!
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Dr. Who
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Posts : 635
Location : Cancun Mexico

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime3/8/2013, 2:48 pm

Baba what type of catfish do you have?
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Stourmy
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Posts : 85
Location : Pasco, WA
Favorite Fish: : the ones I own, all the others I just want to own.

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime3/11/2013, 10:45 pm

only suggestion I have to stop fish breeding is to put only one of each breed in a tank untill you are sure which are males and which are females.
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BabaWilson
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Location : Camp Hill Pennsylvania

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime3/14/2013, 6:52 pm

I honestly don't know what kind of catfish they are. The two I purchased at the pet store were only about an inch long (only one breed). Now the biggest are about 2-3 inches long but I have all sizes, some so tiny you can hardly see them! Actually kind of cute! But they aren't any special kind of catfish like I see on these fish sites. I bought them primarily to help keep my tank clean. I never dreamt that I'd have so many more! It isn't a viable solution to tank them elsewhere & I can handle the # now (about 3 dozen) but I sure don't want any more! And the liklihood for more increases with their numbers.
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lifeisgood
Captain
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lifeisgood

Posts : 1154
Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime3/15/2013, 4:12 am

pictures would be an invaluable asset in finding the breed .
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BabaWilson
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Posts : 6
Location : Camp Hill Pennsylvania

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PostSubject: Re: how do i STOP my fish from breeding!    how do i STOP my fish from breeding!  Icon_minitime3/16/2013, 9:35 pm

So how do I post a picture?
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