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post #1 of 11 Old 11-08-2008, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Question What would you recommend?

I am getting a 5-10 gallon tank, and I was wondering what the easiest livebearing fish to care for/breed would be. Thanks!
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-08-2008, 02:53 PM
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Guppies! There super easy to bread and there are many varieties

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50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-09-2008, 03:31 PM
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endlers livebarers,guppys,platys.
guppys and platys i found the easist.

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post #4 of 11 Old 11-09-2008, 04:11 PM
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I like platies. :)
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-10-2008, 07:21 AM
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I'd suggest guppies or platys.
I know for sure guppies are super easy to breed. I started with 6 and now I have well over 50, and I didn't even take any special precautions like a breeder box or net.

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-10-2008, 08:09 AM
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Many livebearers eat their young . Being as how you expressed an interest in breeding I would suggest you look at some used 10 gal. tanks and a larger tank or tanks as well.

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post #7 of 11 Old 11-10-2008, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Will do, thanks y'all

I actually have had a 10 gallon with some platys, and WITHOUT babies D :
so sad.
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post #8 of 11 Old 11-11-2008, 07:12 AM
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Guppies breed like rabbits. If you're going to mix males and females in the same tank just prepare for a population explosion. You can't avoid it, its going to happen. So if you're going to breed them have a plan for dealing with all the young they will produce.

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post #9 of 11 Old 11-12-2008, 10:42 PM
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Endler's livebearers stay smaller than fancy guppies - about the size of feeder guppies. The males have some amazing colors, and they don't eat their fry.

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post #10 of 11 Old 11-13-2008, 08:59 PM
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I'd say endlers or guppies, just cuz mollies, platies and swordtails are larger. You won't have room for a single drop of mollies once they're grown in a 10G tank.
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