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Old 11-25-2012, 08:56 PM
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Default Best breeding colony setup?

I've read of numerous people having breeding success with large PVC pipes of sideways pots in their tanks. I really prefer the natural look of rocks rather than pipes and pots, but I want to do what's most likely to get my WC mobas to spawn. Any advice?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:16 PM
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They seem to breed just fine in the wild without any pipes or pots. lol I've always had success with just a few large rocks laying around, maybe a couple smaller rock caves for the females if you have a grumpy male.
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I believe the pipes are for convience - as they are easy to relocate, clean and make great hiding spots. I've seen it work both ways. It's just a matter of preference.
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I agree. As long as you have a good ratio. Plenty of space, and clean water I'd say leave the fish to do their business. But Pots, pipes, rocks are all just a matter of what you want.
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Thanks! Makes sense =)
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Black drain pipe elbows and t's work great and are easy to hide with well placed rocks and plants.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:52 PM
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I like to make caves using holey rock. I make sure they have a front and rear exits.
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