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gold ocellatus breeding station
« on: April 03, 2016, 02:57:19 PM »
I am thinking of setting up for gold ocellatus breeding station

Petco is having there $ per gallon sale, what would I need
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Re: gold ocellatus breeding station
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 07:35:50 PM »
I've had Gold Occies in a 37 and now in a 40 Breeder. Bottom area is the most important. I've read that they claim a 3 foot square area for territory. That's 9 square feet. Much bigger than most aquariums I've seen.
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Re: gold ocellatus breeding station
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 10:55:32 PM »
It was suggested that a 10g would be OK for a single pair, or 20g for trio

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Re: gold ocellatus breeding station
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 10:54:25 PM »
I was bringing up the territory space meaning the space between males, but didn't get specific enough. You can keep a male and multiple females in a smaller tank, but even the females may spar with one another. Males are another story.
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Re: gold ocellatus breeding station
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2016, 02:23:19 PM »
Do you think a pair would be ok in a 10G

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Re: gold ocellatus breeding station
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 08:11:27 PM »
I have never kept them in a tank that small. I started with 6 unsexed juvies in a 40 Breeder with plenty of shells and very quickly two were banished to the upper reaches of the tank.

Will you be starting with an adult pair? I'd have to say maybe it would work in a 10 with an adult pair, but would really like some more input from others. I'd hate to see you try it and have them kill themselves based on my advice.
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Re: gold ocellatus breeding station
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2016, 08:08:58 AM »
Not to be another discouraging word, but I didn't have a tank big enough for 6 young gold occies.  I kept moving them up and they kept killing each other off.  Ended up w/ 2 in a mixed Tang 120 gallon and one hunted the other down and BAM.  I often thought I'd try them again some day, but doubt that day will come now that I have fewer tanks.

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