Breeding FreshWater Fish
15/5 gallon tank community/soon to be nursery
2 mollies 1f/1m
4neon tetras ?/?
2 guppies 1f/1m female=orange tail and silver body;male= green with spots (very sexy looking)
2 comets ?/? one comet has no fins (all got ripped out/ dont know why it got ripped out one day they were there then the next gone =O)
5 gallon tank for a couple months/15 a couple weeks
one plant (i forget the name)
16 hours a day of incandescent light
hardly any real sunlight
bio wheel filter
eclipse bio filter (came with my 5 gallon aquarium)
no c02 unit
20 percent water changes once a week (GVC really is handy =D)
ok heres the deal. im trying to breed guppies and mollies. i have a pair of each -_- the other two females of each species have died.....D=. 15 gallon tank -_-. i saw my mollies mating but i dont know how if she is pregnant... guppies are easy to tel but my molly's color is hard to see her inside.lol sounds weird trying to see a fish's gut but you know what i mean... yeah... you guys rock!!any other tips on me breeding my fish?. oh and i also have 4 neon tetras how do they breed? oh and my mollies and my female guppy is always moving up and down the tank corner vertically like really fast....what kind of behavior is that? it makes me dizzy looking at them..... i seperated my other big fish (comets and male molly) cuz they pik on my guppies and tetras and put them into a 5 gallon tank. i think my tank is crowded....... im doing my science project on fish so i need to know asmuch as my puny adolescent brain can concieve.....lol wow long topic but sorry lo just have to ask.=D Merry Christmas!!!
Re: Breeding FreshWater Fish
For a 15 gallons tank, you seem to have an overcrowded stock. I wouldn't bother about mollies and guppies. They are quite prolific and IMO can cause a strain in your biological filter. When keeping livebearers, always remember the sex ratio should be 1 male to 3-4 females. Males are quite horny and if the female fish gets followed a lot, it will become exhausted and eventually weaken and die.
4 neons is fine in a 15 gallons tank but I'd add 4 more if I were you.:) They are shoalers and like it better when kept in a large shoal.
As for comets, they can easily outgrow the tank in no time gorwing to at least 10 inches. Goldfish variants are known to poo a lot and require very large tank for better maintenance alone.
Lighting: Incandescent is not recommended as it often gives too much heat which your comet will not tolerate. Fluorescent light tubes are more preferable.
wooow thanks alot Blue.:D Merry Christmas
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