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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:48 am Post subject: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Items  Used:
 1)  Plastic  container:  Turtle  feed  box  (4.5"  Dia  x  5"  Ht)
 2)  Metal  mesh  (3.2"x3.2")  
 3)  Glue:  M-Seal
 4)  Tools  such  as  cutter,  marker,  time  &  lots  of  patience  etc.,  
 
 Total  Time:  Half  an  hour  including  M-Seal  drying  time  
 
     
 
 Container  box  and  the  cap  of  the  box

 
   
 
 Mesh  ---  The  top  container  cap  is  cut-to-size  to  fit  the  bottom  of  the  container  tightly  

 
 
 
 Mesh  is  cut  to  required  size  of  container  bottom  &  fixed  using  M-Seal.  
 M-Seal  also  makes  the  trap  sink  rather  than  float  to  a  certain  extent.

 
 
 
 Aeriel  view  of  the  trap!
 
 
 
 Front  view  of  the  breeding  trap
 
 
 
 Bingo  -  It's  ready  to  use
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:57 am Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Wonderful  and  great  !  Thanks  a  lot  for  sharing  the  idea  and  for  the  pics  !  Thanks  again  !
 Regards  and  Care
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:57 pm Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Very  nice  design  ,  Umesh.
 I  am  a  bit  worried  about  the  use  of  metal  mesh  though  -  would  prefer  plastic.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:22 pm Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Good  DIY  Umesh.  Thumb Up  Like  Pradeep  has  mentioned  a  plastic  mesh  would  be  ideal.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:30 pm Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Thanks  Pradeep  &  Dinesh
 
 I  will  replace  the  metal  mesh  to  plastic  mesh
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:48 am Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Good  Efforts.
 
 I  have  seen  lots  of  guys  using  the  plastic  'fruit'  baskets  available  with  road  side  vendors.
 
 Advantage  is  these  baskets  are  fully  floating,  plastic  so  non-degradable  and  very  very  cheap.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:38 pm Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 wont  the  fish  get  really  stressed  out  in  such  a  small  container  ?/
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:00 am Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 When  the  fish  is  fully  bellied,  it  is  kept  in  this  for  max  one  day  or  so,  once  the  fries  are  released  the  parent  is  left  back  to  the  community  tank   Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:24 am Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Nice  idea  Umesh   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:27 am Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Thanks  Prashanta,  old  thread   Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:42 am Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Very  cool  idea  and  cost  effective  method  too..  The  raw  materials  are  easily  available  too..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:29 am Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Hi  Umesh,  so  is  this  trap  going  to  hold  the  fry  between  the  base  of  the  container  and  the  mesh  which  probably  would  be  approximately  a  cm  above  the  base?  I  may  be  asking  something  very  obvious,  but  I  havent  understood  the  utility  of  this  DIY.  Could  you  please  explain.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:01 pm Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

 Good  one!!  Its  simple  and  Sweet.  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:44 pm Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

                                                   
AbhishekD  wrote  (View  Post):                
Hi  Umesh,  so  is  this  trap  going  to  hold  the  fry  between  the  base  of  the  container  and  the  mesh  which  probably  would  be  approximately  a  cm  above  the  base?  I  may  be  asking  something  very  obvious,  but  I  havent  understood  the  utility  of  this  DIY.  Could  you  please  explain.                

 
 @  Abhishek  -  The  berried  female  is  left  in  this  trap  and  clamped  to  the  tank  in  which  you  would  like  to  collect  the  fries  and  then  re-release  the  female  back  to  the  community  tank  or  wherever  she  was  previously...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:16 pm Post subject: Re: Simple Cost Effective Breeding Trap for Live Bearers! Reply with quote

                                                   
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 I  am  a  bit  worried  about  the  use  of  metal  mesh  though  -  would  prefer  plastic.
                 

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 I  will  replace  the  metal  mesh  to  plastic  mesh
                 

 
   the  base  of  the  container/bottle/trap  multiple  time  in  sequence  depending  on  the  diameter  you  would  wish  the  trap  to  be.
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