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Post by Siamese fighter on 5/7/2012, 18:21

Hi guy's just wondered if anyone has any advice for me on keeping fighters as I have managed to keep them previously but have been thinking of getting back into it and just wondered if anyone had any useful information on breeding and keeping etc as there is only so much you can read on the internet and I find it's better getting info off people who have kept them previously, thanks to everyone for reading the post and any advice they can give
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Post by Guest on 5/7/2012, 18:24

you should know all this by now pmsl you kept them long enough Basketball this smiley will be me if she get her hands on me pmsl

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Post by Siamese fighter on 5/7/2012, 18:25

Your not kidding pmsl :headbutt: that's me living with you lol
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Post by debnel on 5/7/2012, 18:27

im in same boat as you hun. starting up again after a few years break. ill be watching this thread for tips!
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Post by Siamese fighter on 5/7/2012, 18:37

Good that we can all get some help of this if you need any help I know a bit so just let me know and I am sure anything that I don't know somebody else will
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Post by Guest on 5/7/2012, 19:04

Don't matter how many years you been doing it you can never stop learning, these people who say you can't teach them they been doing it 20+ years are just stubborn lol I learn alot each day and dont plan to stop till the day im deaded Smile

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Post by Siamese fighter on 5/7/2012, 19:08

you have obviously got the bug now chris
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Post by NedtheDog on 5/7/2012, 19:11

I had trouble breeding fighters for years until a mate visited my fish house and listened to my tale of woe.
The next day he returned with a tank he had made with three compartments and gave me this advice.
Place a conditioned female in the centre compartment and a male in each side compartment.
Add a few floating plants, the males will display to her and each other and she will chose a male and start building a bubble nest, put the male in with the female, put the other male back in your conditioning tank job done. The male will tend the fry after spawning. I was able to raise loads of fighters this way.
Good luck!
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Post by Siamese fighter on 5/7/2012, 19:14

that's fantastic ned that's fantastic advice mick gave us a lovely fighter tank with seperate parts in so i will have to get marty working on cleaning it out lol
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Post by NedtheDog on 5/7/2012, 19:18

Glad to help, another thing I should have mentioned is to keep a tight fitting lid on the tanks, as you know they gulp air, but it needs to be warm and very humid. Cold air is not good for them. I'm sure it won't be long before you have fry.
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Post by Siamese fighter on 5/7/2012, 19:20

thanks ned that's great iam sure deb will love the advice too
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Post by Guest on 5/7/2012, 19:29

Siamese fighter wrote:you have obviously got the bug now chris

Me? Is there a bug going about like? Shocked :fish:

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Post by Siamese fighter on 5/7/2012, 20:15

no the keeping fish bug
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Post by Siamese fighter on 5/7/2012, 20:17

i have just been informed it's mts lol see totally new to this
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Post by debnel on 6/7/2012, 08:29

NedtheDog wrote:Glad to help, another thing I should have mentioned is to keep a tight fitting lid on the tanks, as you know they gulp air, but it needs to be warm and very humid. Cold air is not good for them. I'm sure it won't be long before you have fry.

my first ever batch were lost as my siamese were in my community tank when they decided they were gonna do the deed. i was fairly new to siamese breeding and didnt really have any choice by that point as the nest was well underway. But in order to feed the community takn fish i had to raise the tank lid. lost the lot of them Sad well i guess it would have happened anyway in a community tank but still..i was gutted!
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Post by Siamese fighter on 6/7/2012, 15:08

I have managed to breed them once previously but they didn't survive for very long but i didn't think that was bad from not knowing anything about them lol
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Post by Borosniper on 6/7/2012, 22:48

I really tempted to get a siamese fighter and mate for my tank now Smile
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Post by Guest on 7/7/2012, 08:56

Rare aquatics have a newly bred strain atm called elephant ear i think, i dont really like the look of them but u fighter nuts might, ill find some pics when not on my phone Smile

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Post by debnel on 7/7/2012, 09:44

yes i saw those online and & i think its horrible what they have done to the poor things. they can barely swim!
they look good true but any true fish lover would feel for the poor things having to work twice as hard to get around just so someone can have something a little more 'exotic' i doubt they would survive in anything but a small tank and certainly couldnt be kept with other fish. even a standard siamese female would be too much for it to keep up with. (my twopenneth!)
cant help feeling its just cruel.
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Post by Shaun_m on 7/7/2012, 19:32

Some good advice on here, I was hoping to try breeding some myself as I have never bred them in the past and only ever owned one fighter. Some of the strains are really nice. Where do you all buy yours from?

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Post by Guest on 7/7/2012, 20:06

All the fighters we have bought (only 3) have all been from auction only paid about £1.50 each for them.

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Post by Shaun_m on 7/7/2012, 20:35

Cool cheers, you breed them or just keep them to look at? Also do you know when the next auction is?

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Post by Ian on 7/7/2012, 21:00

next sunday i think look in the auction section i put all the auctions up in there

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Post by Guest on 16/7/2012, 17:29

i like the look of the elephant ear fighters they look mint

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Post by Siamese fighter on 17/7/2012, 17:08

gonna cost my poor hubby a fortune with these new elephant ear fighters lol
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