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Old 02-23-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
 
Easy fish to breed

Hey I'm a new fish breeder I have a cold water tank with 4 fan tails. I was wondering which fish I should get to start breeding. Thanks. And are these fish readily avaible at stores


Thanks alot

Sorry to sound like a noob
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
 
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hey there, all livebearers r pretty easy to breed, but u have to have the room for the fry if u intend to keep them all, as they produce between 5 and 50 fry every month!!! u must have a ratio of 1male to 3 females(at least) so the male doesnt stress the females to death. depends on ur taste which fish u want, have a look at guppies, platies, mollys and swords. most are widely available at most fish stores, good luck .
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:36 PM   #3
 
:D Thanks for that what I needed in a nut shell :D
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:40 PM   #4
 
OoOooo one more thing

How can I tell livebearers apart from female and male ?


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Old 02-23-2007, 03:37 PM   #5
 
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males have a gonopodium (penis)
females are usally larger
this counts for all of the above



you do know that these are tropical fish and need heater?
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:05 PM   #6
 
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that all depends on ur room temp. i kept guppies in a non heated tank for 2 years b4, and the temp was 70-72. (they got eaten in the end) :( but they prefer warm water, at around 77-78 ish, if i were u id get a seperate tank to breed as u will slowly max out ur tank with the waste, sorry if u have posted elsewhere but wat size is ur tank?
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:19 AM   #7
 
:) Ye I understand there warm water :) I have a 3ft Tank now with fan tails But What I planning on doing is getting a new tank about 2 ft and puting y fan tails in that and getting a heater for my 3ft one :) I do like fan tails But arnt exactly advertures.
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:35 AM   #8
 
dont move the fantails, im my understanding the 3 feet tank is around 30-50 gallons which is barely if not enough for 4 goldfish, you can keep them in there as long as you have double filtration. Make the 2 feet (20 gallon high tank) a guppy breeder tank
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:04 AM   #9
 
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dont move the fantails, im my understanding the 3 feet tank is around 30-50 gallons which is barely if not enough for 4 goldfish, you can keep them in there as long as you have double filtration. Make the 2 feet (20 gallon high tank) a guppy breeder tank
By Fantails, you mean "Black Moores", so namely called
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:08 AM   #10
 
Question Breeding With/Without Heater

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males have a gonopodium (penis)
females are usally larger
this counts for all of the above



you do know that these are tropical fish and need heater?
Can I breed my Platies (one male & female) in a seperate tank with cold water that will have some fake plants & gravel? P.S. The male guppy seems to be bothering them & I think they want to mate.
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