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post #1 of 6 Old 09-02-2010, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Breeding Question.

Okay.. so within the last few years.. I have absoulety fallen in love with water species. I love all fish, eels, snails, inverts.. EVERYTHING! I'm even thinking of becoming a freshwater/marine Biologist! I can't help but want to spend every dime I get on my fish.. budget is an issue with me tring to buy two cars.. plus having a son ad putting my fiance threw college, but I still make money for my fish! So now I want to find a way to make money to pay just for my hobby.. of the aqautic world! So I have talked to two LFS and they have both agreed to buy fish from me if I can successfully breed them. The only catch is each fry must be at least 1month old. I must document from time of eggs being noticed, till hatching, feeding times, water change % and how often. Diet, filteration, water, ect. So more or less they want to know how the fish where cared for, for the full month there in my care after being born. I'll get exact species there wanting saturday, and I'll post again on this thread to see if you guys can farther help me. But I am pretty sure Green/Normal Tiger barbs will be a small project one. Talk to my main buyer and she offered me 0.20$ Per fry but they must be 2months old vs most of them being 1month old. She said it'd be a easy challenge for me to start with. They also want discus and offered 15$ Per baby.. must be at least 2 1/2-3inches to sell them. So.. I guess what I'm asking is if you guys have any advice on something easy to breed for someone who loves this.. and wants to make a huge hobby and source of income out of it.(Small income, huge hobby :P!) Okay, I'm a huge rambler if you didn't notice! But one last thing, I want to breed everything.. from snails, and shrimp to livebears and egg laying fish. Well thanks for any comments, help,advice, and anything else!

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-03-2010, 03:01 AM
shrimps are easy to breed esp rcs.species only tank ADA soil and lotsa moss =) discus are harder you'll need a breeding pair and they aren't like live bearers they have to click to mate get what i mean lol

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-03-2010, 12:46 PM
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shrimps are easy to breed esp rcs.species only tank ADA soil and lotsa moss =) discus are harder you'll need a breeding pair and they aren't like live bearers they have to click to mate get what i mean lol
I have a mated pair of Discus (they just "clicked", no effort or cost on my part) and after reasearching all the ins and outs have decided not to attempt to raise a batch of Discus fry. It requires an unbelievable amount of work! My LFS will also pay me $15 per piece and even at $15 it's still not worth the effort, IMHO.

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-03-2010, 02:04 PM
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Having bred Angelfish I agree with the above, it's a hell of alot of work and the financial 'reward' is more a 'compensation' than anything, true profit is hard to come by with any species. It takes alot of time, money and effort.

Although I've been keeping Fish for nearly thirty years and kept just about every fresh water aquarium Fish I still get a huge satisfaction from breeding Guppies. They might seem easy to breed but to breed show quality Gupppies or your own strain is a whole different ball game and can be very challenging. They can also be raised without the hassle of raisng Brine Shrimp which I found to be the biggest pain with breeding egg layers.
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shrimps are easy to breed esp rcs.species only tank ADA soil and lotsa moss =) discus are harder you'll need a breeding pair and they aren't like live bearers they have to click to mate get what i mean lol

What does "rcs" stand for? Red Cherry Shrimp by any chance? Also.. ADA is like Eco-Complete? I think shrimp are going to be my first breeding plans. I just love the fish world :P

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-09-2010, 12:36 PM
yup rcs are red cherry shrimps.they are easy to breed. ADA soil is round and sphere like soil =)

ps aunt kym did you make the fry fish food?? what a waste all they need is water changes every day,dapnia or liquid fry when their tiny and frozen blood worms when they get larger

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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