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Old 06-14-2013, 08:42 AM
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So I wanted to thank everyone that gave advice to me from the beginning and even those that didn't directly give me advice as it was still filtered down to me.

I was able to get ahold of another WC trio and this makes 11 trews consisting of 3 males (2 big and 1 small). I decided to finally make a colony out of them all as they were all in separate tanks.

I purchased some inexpensive Clear Plastic boxes with lids (labeled as Shoe Boxes, for size reference) and drilled 3/8" holes in the sides. I created dividers in two of the boxes using a piece of plastic gutter guard and zip ties. I acclimated both trios in separate 5 gallon buckets, with the males placed in their boxes inside the bucket. Then after about 30 minutes and removing 50% of the water I placed both males inside the tank next to each other and their girls on the outside of them.

Figured this would get them used to each other without a surprise of another male when release the next day. I weighed all 4 boxes down with rocks. shut the lights off for 24 hours. Released them last night. Watched them fro a good 30min and then shut all of the lights off in the room for the night.

Woke up this morning and they were all socializing nicely. The Big male was even shaking for a few females.

Also was able to hunt down a couple of 6ft 125 gallon acrylic tanks with a bunch of extras for $400 so I will extra space in the future for this colony. If I start to see to much aggression in this smaller tank.

Shot a couple videos last night of the process. They are dark and not real exciting (go figure)...

Once again, thanks to everyone on the forum for your knowledge and advice.



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Old 06-14-2013, 09:59 AM
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Very nice Andrew!

I think you will be fine.

And now that you have the numbers up...I think the group will function better for longer.

You could also consider taking your time and just looking for females only. They become available sometimes.

You now know how to add them to the tank. and I found that adding females only using this method worked well for me.

And...you never know...you might find that 4 ft tank helps you make sense of a few things! lol JK

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:41 AM
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Nice Andrew, I don't see any problems. Are those troph. Maswa?
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:49 PM
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Very nice Andrew!

I think you will be fine.

And now that you have the numbers up...I think the group will function better for longer.

You could also consider taking your time and just looking for females only. They become available sometimes.

You now know how to add them to the tank. and I found that adding females only using this method worked well for me.

And...you never know...you might find that 4 ft tank helps you make sense of a few things! lol JK

John
Glad to hear. Those are some good suggestion John thank you!

Hopefully the 4fter will work... You mean aggression dispersing? lol

If not.... Here's what I have to work with... Scooped these 2 Clarity plus 125's up yesterday with some extras for $400.





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Nice Andrew, I don't see any problems. Are those troph. Maswa?
Hello Ed. Yes they are.
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Great videos Andrew, Whats the full dimensions of the tank and how many Dubs are in there? Looks like an amazing colony.
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Great videos Andrew, Whats the full dimensions of the tank and how many Dubs are in there? Looks like an amazing colony.
Thank you Sir!

The dimensions are 4ft x 2ft x 22"

I have 23 Dubs in their. WC from Greg. Not the widest bands that I have seen, BUT the yellow on the bands is Super Intense! Definitely a Great Colony to Start with. Will be eventually getting some more and hand picking from there... Until then.... well they'll just have to be fine with being a Dither Colony.

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Great job Andrew! Good technique in introducing new fish it the tank...

Btw, You always seem to find great deals on aquariums and equipments...

Buy 10 more trews and place them in that new tank and call a day. Beats Introducing them 3 at a time...
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Great job Andrew! Good technique in introducing new fish it the tank...

Btw, You always seem to find great deals on aquariums and equipments...

Buy 10 more trews and place them in that new tank and call a day. Beats Introducing them 3 at a time...

Good idea.
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Okie dokie. I'm ready for the "With the Lights On" video! Ta ta ta day Junior!

And yes. 10 more trews and shove them in one of those 125's. A 3M /18F would be sick!
Just might have to pre order those F's with an importer.

And leave the dubs by them selves in that 4 footer...get to work on that line!

Anyway, nice job Andrew. I hope they are doing well.

And if they produce for you...that will be really cool. Seems like F1's are almost non existent.
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Okie dokie. I'm ready for the "With the Lights On" video! Ta ta ta day Junior!

And yes. 10 more trews and shove them in one of those 125's. A 3M /18F would be sick!
Just might have to pre order those F's with an importer.

And leave the dubs by them selves in that 4 footer...get to work on that line!

Anyway, nice job Andrew. I hope they are doing well.

And if they produce for you...that will be really cool. Seems like F1's are almost non existent.
Here ya go for some lights on viewing....


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