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Juveniles everywhere!


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Long story short, I bought a pair of A. cacatuoides in November. Never kept any before. They were in a newly cycled 70 litre tank on their own. Within 3 weeks they had spawned. Male died 2 weeks after hatching. Female I placed in a community tank when the fry were 3-4 weeks old. 3 1/2 months on I now have 30 juveniles living happily together. But clearly this will not be maintainable.

At what sort of age should I be separating them?

I have tank space elsewhere in a 30 gallon for some. Their current tank was meant to be an isolation tank but i can keep a couple on in there & get another isolation tank.

No idea what to do with the rest. No LFS is interested in them. Any ideas?

Neither do I want any more fry! I am relatively new to fishkeeping & I thought breeding would be difficult. My Sterbai Corys have also successfully spawned & raised fry to adult size in my community tank. But they are easier to house!


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5 Year Member
Redlands, CA
Try your local fish club. Where are you located? Will your LFS take them if they're free?
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