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post #1 of 11 Old 02-18-2011, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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help me decide what to breed and tell me how to sex if it's possible

help me decide what to breed and tell me how tp sex it if possible i have a empty 29 gal well im getting rid of the angel this sunday i want only egg layers that guard their eggs
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-19-2011, 01:46 PM
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You could try convicts. They are a good beginner fish to breed.

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-19-2011, 05:30 PM
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How about Kribs?

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post #4 of 11 Old 02-19-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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i upgraded to a 50 gal and have 3 sd's nd a angel so what can i breed that will guard its eggs dwarf cichlids rams would those b ok
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-19-2011, 06:12 PM
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i upgraded to a 50 gal and have 3 sd's nd a angel so what can i breed that will guard its eggs dwarf cichlids rams would those b ok
how much experience do you have with fish and breeding? What are your water conditions like? how much time do you have for breeding
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-19-2011, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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i have alot of exp and time i dont know what my conditions r but i can get em checked when u recomend species and tell me whta the conditions need to b like
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-20-2011, 12:24 AM
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i have alot of exp and time i dont know what my conditions r but i can get em checked when u recomend species and tell me whta the conditions need to b like

You must know what your water from tap is like with regards to Ph, gh,kh, (test kit) in order to select fishes that will thrive (breed) in the water you have easily available.
Changing water conditions to suit fishes is not easy, and parameter's can fluctuate wildly which fishes don't enjoy.
Your previous post's indicate some success with livebearer's which indicates fairly hard water. I would look for species that thrive in alkaline water and would steer clear of soft water fishes.Will make water changes easier, and water parameter's more stable across breeding tanks,holding tanks,grow out tanks.
Would look for species that I could sell easily, or trade for store credit. Must have a plan for the fry from any breeding program whether it is euthanizing,selling,trading. Otherwise you wind up with inbred fishes with possible weaker, and weaker strains, which makes them more suceptible to disease,deformities.
Hope this helps.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-20-2011, 01:59 AM
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How many tanks do you have to devote to your breeding endeavor?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #9 of 11 Old 02-20-2011, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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3 a 10 20 and 55 gal
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3 a 10 20 and 55 gal
Oh good! Most people who want to breed have their main tank and a 1 gallon tank "for the fry".

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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