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#1 alvin

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

Hi

I have a breeding pair of farlowella acus and another breeding pair of whiptail parva. I want to keep them together in a 120l tank with hopefully enough hiding places. Will this lead to the males having territorial disputes, especially during breeding? If they do spawn, will one species feed on the other species eggs? Will one predate the others fry?

Please help. Thanks



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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

Hi Alvin,

If your tank is large enough with plenty of hiding places I would think you would be all right. The two species are very docile and they lay their eggs on different substrates anyway. The whiptails will try to find a place to hide their eggs such as any pipework and the Farlowella will seek out flat surfaces.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:39 PM

Tks Alan

I will give it a shot and keep you guys posted.

If they cross breed I get first dibs on Farlowhip...

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 03:58 AM

I think its ok, they are both very friendly type, very little to no fighting with my~ plus I read somewhere they crossbreed too smile.gif




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