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Channa-ornatipinnis Have Laid Eggs..drawf Snakeheads

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by england, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Spishkey

    Spishkey Spishkeys Turtle Rescue

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    ah i gave up hope of having one a while back hun, still secretly keeping my eye out over here though(!) looking to expand into some other fishy sorts though, my fish room is nearly fully functional, one of my 6footers is practically empty and i have so many smaller tanks lying around could make it a really beautiful room to relax in..it just figuring out what to get and saving the funds!!!
     
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    england channa aka snakehead

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    hehe sounds great, shame i was not there could of stocked you right up with what iam giving away :lol:
     
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    They are looking gorgeous Nelly, I love the pic with the adult, reminds me of how big mine will get. I will try to get some more pics done soon.

    I guess I should start to give some thought to what I will do with the ones I cant keep, really hope I manage to get a pair. Any signs of your adults breeding again? Or do you think they will wait until all the young ones have gone.
     
  4. england

    england channa aka snakehead

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    I think they might wait, however i did a water level drop a few months ago, added fresh water last week and they been acting funny again, mock spawning and such, however i would guess now the juvi's will munch any eggs as there aggessions now showing, one has a couple of battle scars and some ripped fins,white skull capp where the skin died, much like a scab, iam not too worried yet
     
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    I am still intrigued about what you said with the water changes and the channa ornatipinnis. Why can they tolerate infrequent water changes? Is it because of their lung?
     
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    england channa aka snakehead

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    because there air breather's and where there from,usually filthy waters the can tolarate alot, and seem to respond better to infrequent waterchanges, having said that not everyone seems to follow suit, and theres do ok, just breeders i chat to reccomend not changing alot, and when they do change water thats when they seem to have problem's and deaths
     
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    Congratulations -delighted to hear the news. Fingers crossed! Keep us updated with pictures of the fry. Your snakeheads look amazing..wish I could keep some.
     
  8. england

    england channa aka snakehead

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    Ok all fry sold now and with there new owner's.......

    Here's how the tank look's now and the proud parent's......

    part way through re-arranging
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    Anyone who has some fry and care's to share there picture's, please post picture's on here..thank's to everyone who brought some fry from me :D :good: and good luck with future breeding's
     
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    they look absolutely fantastic mate!

    what size tank do you have them in? looks like a 3 foot from the photos? i've managed to persuade the missus to let me get another tank and i would love to go for one of the Dwarf Channa species
     
  10. england

    england channa aka snakehead

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    Tanks an odd size, 30inches long,
    yaaay good ole missus, do it quick before she changes mind
     
  11. razer121

    razer121 THE Triop Man XD

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    amazing work nelly, well done :hyper: honestly i remember coming across this thread last year and thinking it would fail but kept it to myself, and right i should have done!! amazing pictures aswell!!
     
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    england channa aka snakehead

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    Pessimist :lol:
    But thanks for the kind words buddy :good:
     

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