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post #1 of 14 Old 02-23-2007, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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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


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post #2 of 14 Old 02-23-2007, 12:48 PM
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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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post #3 of 14 Old 02-23-2007, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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:D Thanks for that what I needed in a nut shell :D
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-23-2007, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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OoOooo one more thing

How can I tell livebearers apart from female and male ?


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post #5 of 14 Old 02-23-2007, 03:37 PM
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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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post #6 of 14 Old 02-23-2007, 05:05 PM
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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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post #7 of 14 Old 02-24-2007, 04:19 AM Thread Starter
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:) 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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post #8 of 14 Old 02-24-2007, 10:35 AM
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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post #9 of 14 Old 11-20-2008, 02:04 AM
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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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post #10 of 14 Old 11-20-2008, 02:08 AM
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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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