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post #11 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
Ok thank you, I will let him know!

I think my own ventures into angelfish will have to be restricted to the distant future as I can't afford/fit in my house (!) a big enough tank!

For (nearer) future and personal reference, is there anything a little more advanced I could keep in my 24 UK gal (29 US gal) tank with 2 mollies, 10 minnows, 2 barbs, 1 catfish and 6 guppies?
I would really like to try my hand at breeding something a little more difficult (than livebearers!) that I can hopefully sell?
Maybe a female betta? Any other suggestions?
Thanks guys!
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 06:14 PM
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Thumbs up on the Bolivian Ram, hadn't thought about them earlier.
What size tank do you have saying you ant Angel too, and/ or who's already living in it?

I think saying I breed livebearers ain't fair lol they are like bunnies w/out any of your doing there lol
In the set up you have, may that be Betta, Dwarf Gouramies, Cory the problem will be the eggs will be ate by your barbs in no time.
What I pers found most awarding and interesting was breeding Killi (the one's on my profile pic here) but that requires quite some work for adequate water, picking off eggs etc. But also there, I had a species tank set up for that, won't really fly breeding those in a community tank.
If you want something lil to breed and be easy to keep: get yourself a 10g (sorry donno what that is in UK g) and a shrimp farm started, easy to breed under good water, lil maintenance and you sure can always sell those.

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post #13 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Yeah lol, that's what I mean, I want to get involved with breeding fish that require actually doing something!:op

Hmm I was thinking of giving the barbs away, they are my least favourite fish to be honest but I feel a bit mean! I would have a breeding tank set up for the bettas - another thought, does the male have to be completely on his own with the bubble nest once spawning has taken place? I know you remove the female but if he was living in a larger tank with neon tetras do you think there would be any aggression over the babies/eating of the eggs on their part?

I'm just getting some ideas here, I'm open to suggestions!

PS. my tank size and inhabitants are in a previous post ^^
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post #14 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 06:26 PM
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Breeding bettas is extremely difficult. First off, you need a breeding tank (long and low with a divider and plenty of floating plants). You'll need a large tank (a 40g breeder would do) for the female fry and individual 1g+ containers for all of the male fry (possibly in the hundreds). In other words, breeding bettas is a serious time and money investment that requires tons of room in your house. I wouldn't recommend it at all to someone not fully committed to it.

How about a pair of kribensis cichlids? They can become somewhat aggressive when spawning but they're fairly easy to breed.

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post #15 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
Good point, I hadn't quite thought that far! I think I'll just stick with the fish I have and try my hand at breeding the minnows etc for now :)
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