01-05-2013, 11:21 PM
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Hey Hank ,
I have absolutely no experiance personally with them ( danios) , but I'll give you my opinion . As they are a very active fish its also a very tiny one and hense would require less space and produce less waste in a smaller tank as well . I would think that they would make a fine choice for your new endeavor with breeding . They are small , you have the room for them in your main tank as well as the grow out should be fine for the fry . But make sure that you WANT to raise these and are not settleing for them , as in doing so you will not get near the gratefacation or pleasure rather from it as you would with a fish you really love .
You said earlier that you had alot of experiance with live birthers guppy, molly , and so on . Well even though they are a very common fish they are stil just as rewarding as the other
''cooler'' fish ( loves guppys ) and you are suited for them . You could continue with them and fine tune your breeding skills and have more time to research and prepair for entering another field such as the egg layers . So in doing this you wouldnt have to settle for what you could have rather you could have what you want , and be completely set for said species breeding , houseing ,and so fourth . Even learn more about the genetics so you could really stand out in shows and sales with your fish health , color , fins so much goes into the genetics that is taken for granted with '' the parents looked okay'' being what based the breed in the first place . When an experianced breeder with a knowledge in genetics can get so much more than one without it .
But I'm not tryin to talk you out of the new idea just reminding you of other options ,. Oh and dont forget the shrimp they are a big thing now like previously posted by someone was a ''critter tank '' thats also an idea I mean you have a huge set-up as far as they are concernd. And there are many diffrent kinds to choose from as well , with difficulty rangeing from easy to advanced . Crystal reds are really cool as well as this one type ( red chich ) is posted a thread on in the classifieds about a breed / species in hawaii about to go extinct that are selling for the last time .
I just dont want you to get a fish and then a month later say '' I wish I had waited '' or '' I wish I had got that one instead '' .
Sory for the chapter long reply