11-03-2009, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bearwithfish
well i have been building a breeding program for a bit and i think its a lot of fun and yes it is an addiction.. but hey you arent killing any one and your not burning out your brain cells right? lol.... as for advice hhhhmmmmmmmm i am sure you know already if you have done this before have a birthing tank, a fry tank and a tank for the males and females so you can reasonably control the breeding activity.. i personally leave the males and females together and then move the mama to the birthing tank after about ten days in there and have her hang out until birth so that the males dont keep stressing her out... and if you really really like your mama's (we all should) have a very high female to male ratio i keep 15 females to 3 males.... when i had smaller tanks it was still 5:1...
Thanks for the reply :), Yeah I have done this before, on a small scale I bred mollies, I had one male and female, I was still giving 30-40 fry a month to the pet store i lived near LOL. I am not to sure what
to breed this time, I have sent a couple emails out to wholesalers close to me, seeing what they are in need of?. I also have a few pet stores in my city I am going to contact to see what fish they need/want. this will detreem what type of stock I keep. I also would like to breed my Betta, he is a nice fish, with a good temperment, I would like to find a nice mate for him.
Do you sell your stock to pet stores or to wholesalers?, I am curious as to how much they buy from you
at one time, and how they buy the stock, do they pay buy bag or per fish?