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Ludwig Venter
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Ludwig Venter

Retired Moderator, Male, 66, from South Africa

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Ludwig Venter was last seen:
Dec 16, 2016
    1. Hmongol
      Hmongol
      so are we allow to photoshop our fish now? cause it seems like number 13 really did a heck there?
    2. Hmongol
      Hmongol
      Hey ludwig, just wondering... Are we able to photo shop our fotm pictures, cause septembers number 13 sure seems like it. Im not complaining just wondering if you guys allowed it so I can do it to mine as well.
    3. Jpeterson___
      Jpeterson___
      Ludwig, could you please look into why my Jpeterson account was banned?? I was on mod preview on that account until 10pm tonight. What could I have done to get the account banned today?
    4. Verminator89
      Verminator89
      Feeling for you Ludwig. Your one of the good guys and you don't deserve to be dealing with this pal.
    5. Ludwig Venter
      Ludwig Venter
      Thanks Crossfire..... we will look into it....
    6. Crossfire
      Crossfire
    7. Ny82
      Ny82
      Ah that's great thankyou! I will try and get some :)
    8. Ludwig Venter
      Ludwig Venter
      Hi Ny82..... it is called Hornwort and is a very prolific floating plant, which is essential in succesfull (natural) breeding of live bearers. Really try to get hold of it.
    9. Ny82
      Ny82
    10. Ludwig Venter
      Ludwig Venter
      I think it is 10 posts Spider.....
    11. Spiderdan
      Spiderdan
      Hi, I was just wondering how many posts I need to post before I can PM people??
    12. comocrayfish5
      comocrayfish5
      thanks! i did join an angelfish forum in the search for more info! :)
    13. Ludwig Venter
      Ludwig Venter
      Angels are relatively easy to keep and breed.... rearing the fry is more difficult... some parents will eat the fry, others not. You'll have to monitor closely to see and then decide to hatch the eggs seperately if it looks like the fry are threatened.... It is better to get established breeding pairs if you intend to breed them. (or else... get 8 and rear them to pair off naturally)....
    14. Ludwig Venter
      Ludwig Venter
      Guppies are natural breeders..... all you need is 2 males and 6 females and plenty of hornwort floating plants.....Females will deliver fry (between 20 and 45) every 26/28 days.... the first batch will probably be eaten and you'll have 5 to 7 survivors... the 2nd batch will yield more survivors untill the adults get used to small fry swimming around in their midst... then you will all survi...
    15. comocrayfish5
      comocrayfish5
      bow can i get many batches of fry from guppies? also how can i get my guppies to keep breeding? and how hard is breeding freshwater angels? (my tanks aren't big enough but one day i want to try.) tell me about angels...
      Thanks!!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 8, 1952 (Age: 66)
    Home Page:
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    Location:
    South Africa
    My Aquariums & Fish:
    Scaled down to 40 tanks of various sizes and description (not "show tank" set-up) Have bred more than 35 species
    Where I live, I'm not really exposed to that much of a variety and can only periodically experiment on what's available at our pet stores. Most of my breeding was done in the early 1970's and 80's living in the bigger centres (Welkom in the Orange Free State) I've since moved around 3 times to what could be more accurately described as villages and on and off, I had to abandon my hobby completely due to lack of resources. I am now living in Amandelbult in the Limpopo province which is also small, but at least a little closer to the bigger centres (Johannesburg 270km).<br />
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    The only reason why I can really remember how many species I've bred (38) was because I made the calculation when I was still full fledged involved in my breeding and the figure stuck. They include;<br />
    Angels; all the common live bearers of course; Brachydanio rerio; Black widows; Rio Tets; Green Acara; Severum-Heckel; Oscars; (and some other easy breeding cichlids i.e. Fire Mouths; Dempseys; Orange Chromides; convicts; Apistograma; Pelvivachromis; Egyptian Mouthbreeders; Tilapia, etc.) Blind caves; most types of Gouramis plus other anabantoids i.e. Bettas and Blue Paradise; Moonlights; Pearls; etc.; harlequins; red eye tets; most all of the barbs (Tiger; Rosy; Cherry; Spanner; Golden; Ruby; etc.) Flame tetra; Madagascar Rainbows; and most variations of available Goldfish..... It's exhausting just to try remember all, but that's it in a nutshell. (like trying to remember when I was potty trained... so far back).<br />
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    Bottom line is that I've downscaled from about 250 tanks at that time to only 40 (various sizes currently.) Also at that time, available literature (mostly by Dr. Herbert Axelrod) still listed (even) Oscars as not yet bred in captivity.<br />
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    To conclude, none of them is/was really difficult to breed species.... I am looking for challenges and hope to add Bn's and Choc Gouramies to my CV in the near future.... If only I had access to breeding stocks!!!<br />
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