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Which species produces the most fry ?
Old 03-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #11
 
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Some mouth brooding cichlids can hold up to a thousand eggs in their mouth.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:26 PM   #12
 
The largest spawn I ever got was from the kisser gouramis.....I sold over2500 from one spawn to a wholesaler when the were 11/2" It took 6 75 gal aquariums to raise them. Never again!
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Fresh water wild fish could be the Carp.

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Old 03-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #13
 
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I have seen cories lay 75 to 100 eggs and guppies have 60ish fry. I have seen pictures of some type of wood cat with 200+ babies but 2000+... that is insane. I think that takes the cake.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:21 PM   #14
 
Yeah some egg layer probably beats every other fish
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:52 PM   #15
 
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Good one REDCHIGH!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:29 PM   #16
 
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My guess is Salmon...which is a techincal freshwater fish... I know they can lay something like up to 5000 eggs...whether or not that many have a chance of survival I dont know...but yeah, I guess Salmon.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #17
 
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The largest spawn I ever got was from the kisser gouramis.....I sold over2500 from one spawn to a wholesaler when the were 11/2" It took 6 75 gal aquariums to raise them. Never again!
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Fresh water wild fish could be the Carp.
Well, you are the winner so far, at least in terms of personal experience! I think I'd have to hang myself if I had 2500 fry to raise. Not seriously, of course.

I have 80+ fry at the moment, but it's 3 separate drops - 40 guppies (there were 51 originally, but I think some got eaten because they kept swimming through the tank divider), and 20-something each of 2 platy drops. They're all in a 20g long together, but I don't know what I will do with them when they are too big for that tank and not big enough to sell yet.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #18
 
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If you mean in the lifetime of the fish, then a Betta would probably win.

They can often lay about 100-200 eggs, defend their young, and can live 20+ years spawning every 2-3 weeks. (if the fry are removed)
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #19
 
we were talking about one spawn
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