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Suncoast Medaka
VIP Medaka Member
Jul 06, 2022
In General Medaka Discussion
I was working on my outdoor rack and filled my bins (approx 6 gal). I added fish, salvinia and mops. After a week they are all doing very well. I already have eggs on the mops!! How many people are running no air? Is this a viable option long term? I have an air pump I purchased for this, but with my experience of egg laying on sponge filters, I wasn’t sure if I needed it or not. I was wondering what others are doing.
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Suncoast Medaka
VIP Medaka Member
Jun 06, 2022
In Breeding and General Care
OK this is a two-part question… 1) Some of my Medaka have preferred to lay eggs on my sponge filters instead of the scrubby mops. This makes collecting the eggs a little bit more difficult. So after watching FishBoy YouTube videos, I decided to try his method of using a clump of Java moss and after 8 to 10 days move the Java moss to an empty tank for the fry to hatch. Is anyone else using this method? 2) When raising your fry, is anybody putting multiple varieties in the same tank to grow out and sorting them out later or is that going to be too difficult? I know it would be easier if it was just white and black varieties, but when you get into pink and orange the colors are so similar, I feel it might be harder to tell them apart. Any input?
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Suncoast Medaka
VIP Medaka Member
May 20, 2022
In Breeding and General Care
I‘m interested in how everyone raises newly hatched fry? My losses have been more than I’m comfortable with. Do you use an aquarium, tray, bowl, bin? Do you use air or not use air? Do you use floating plants or submerged plants or no plants? Do you use a filter? Any information would be greatly appreciated !
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Suncoast Medaka
VIP Medaka Member
May 18, 2022
In Builds/Projects
While renovating the fish room I added a Ziss brine shrimp hatchery. Printed a hanger that firmly holds the hatchery and provides a place to clip the light.
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Suncoast Medaka
VIP Medaka Member
May 18, 2022
In Builds/Projects
I had to pause the outdoor rack, to finish the renovation of the indoor fish room. I’m about 75% finished. I only have use of a spare bedroom, so I had to do the best with the space I have available (space allowed by my awesome supportive wife 😂🤣). She said I had to atleast have a futon in case of emergency company.
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Suncoast Medaka
VIP Medaka Member
Mar 30, 2022
In Breeding and General Care
I have multiple fish carrying eggs, and I’m floating spawning mops in the tank. The tank also has live plants (Java fern and Java moss). I’ve pulled the mops and never find any eggs. Do I need to clear the tanks of plants to force them to spawn on the mops?
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Suncoast Medaka
VIP Medaka Member
Mar 30, 2022
In Builds/Projects
I’ve only been keeping medaka since mid 2021. Spring is here and it’s time to move some outside. Some have seen my project on other venues, but I will continue here. My rack is being put on a screened in back porch because of my fear of critters (raccoons, possums, coyotes and such) disturbing the tubs. Any input will be graciously accepted.
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