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FiftyCalibre
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PostPosted: 2006.12.30(Sat)6:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm I would hardly call it "excellent" filtration.

Adequate, yes
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fish_guru
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PostPosted: 2006.12.30(Sat)17:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

FiftyCalibre wrote:
Ummm I would hardly call it "excellent" filtration.

Adequate, yes


These filters are top of the line.
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mataderek
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PostPosted: 2006.12.30(Sat)19:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm how do ya know if a fish is pregnant?
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FiftyCalibre
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PostPosted: 2006.12.30(Sat)19:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

fish_guru wrote:
FiftyCalibre wrote:
Ummm I would hardly call it "excellent" filtration.

Adequate, yes


These filters are top of the line.


I wouldnt go so far as to say they are top of the line...

Their capacity aint that great either
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Bob
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PostPosted: 2006.12.31(Sun)5:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hmm how do ya know if a fish is pregnant?


It's best if you ask a question like this in a new thread, otherwise it could get lost in a thread like this one mataderek.

Only mammals actually get "pregnant" but for the sake of using the word in fish circles, we tend to use it for Livebearers.

Livebearers are fish that carry their internally fertilised eggs, and developing young inside them for a few weeks, and then give birth to young almost fully developed fish. They include Mollies, Swordtails, Platties, Guppies, and several other small fish mainly from central Americia.

The real basic sign to look for, is the female getting very fat (Sometimes to the point of explosion), with some of them, they also show a thing called the "Gravid Spot", this is a dark area just by the Anal fin, it is actually the devloping young fish, not all livebearers show this, it depends on the colour and scale type of the fish.

Most fish don't go for this routine, the female deposits or scatters eggs, closely followed by one or more males who fertilise the eggs outside of the fish, the eggs then develop into fry, attached to plants or even in the substrate. Some parents (Cichlids and others) take care of their young (Then eat them), other fish play no part in the eggs or young fishes development.

Hope that helps.

Bob
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