Breeding fancy tails.
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Advanced Freshwater Discussion » Fish Breeding » Breeding fancy tails.

Breeding fancy tails.

This is a discussion on Breeding fancy tails. within the Fish Breeding forums, part of the Advanced Freshwater Discussion category; --> How should i go about breeding my fancy tail mollys.I have a breeding box and dont really know how long to leave them in.Also ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Breeding fancy tails.
Old 10-15-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
 
Breeding fancy tails.

How should i go about breeding my fancy tail mollys.I have a breeding box and dont really know how long to leave them in.Also when they do breed will they be a mixture ot the two parents or will the just look randomly different?Thx
james41079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 05:49 PM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Re: Breeding fancy tails.

Quote:
Originally Posted by james41079
How should i go about breeding my fancy tail mollys.I have a breeding box and dont really know how long to leave them in.Also when they do breed will they be a mixture ot the two parents or will the just look randomly different?Thx
Welcome to Fishforum.com, James.

You will need a tank full of plants rather than those breeding traps which are too stressful for the gravid fish. All well-known livebearers are capable of producing several batches of fry so the bigger question comes to mind: what are you going to do with the fry as they grow? If you obtained the females from the shops, chances are they are already gravid so whatever the resulting fry is (depending on whcih gene was dominant or recessive), you'll never know.

If you want to develop pure strains, males and females should always be separated the moment you are able to distinguish them properly. There are two factors this method will avoid: 1. inbreeding-a lot of resulting fry are often poorer in quality, and 2. strain control-you are able to control the strains preventing a lot of horrible combinations you don't want. This method can be done only if you have several tanks in store.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corydias have no tails HELP!!!! bradley22 Tropical Fish Diseases 4 04-23-2007 09:18 PM
Aeration and PH and fish tails fishforless Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 7 03-20-2007 07:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 AM.