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post #1 of 6 Old 10-09-2010, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Question Feeder tank breeding

Hi i have a 55gal wit SA cichlids that love feeders, i know that it is risky cuz of parasites, i want to start a tank for breeding my own feeders so i dont have to worry about parasites, what are good fish to breed as feeders and what size tank do i need for this and other appliances that i might need besides a filter and other essentials.
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-09-2010, 10:45 PM
wild guppies are the easiest to breed

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
22 May 2012
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-10-2010, 12:25 AM
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guppies

a ten gallon some java moss,sponge filter, and preferably breeder cages or nets..regular water changes..good to go...

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-10-2010, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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thanks, what are breeding cages and how do they work? and any other advice/info, how do i get them to breed and what not?
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-10-2010, 01:05 AM
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Be careful with offering feeder fish. Often fish will refuse more healthy prepared foods once feeder fish make the menu.
Compared to the wide variety of commercial foods offered today and the vitamins/minerals contained therein,, Feeders provide little benefit other than tthe apparent enjoyment that some folks receive in offering them.
Once a week or two offering of feeders (not the spawn from first group), would prolly cause no harm, but any more often,,and as mentioned some fishes will refuse other more healthy foods. IMHO

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-10-2010, 01:52 AM
just like dogs.once they get meat it's out with the kibbles

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
22 May 2012
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