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FishyGurl101 11-08-2008 11:20 AM

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! :-D

FishFreak95 11-08-2008 02:53 PM

Guppies! There super easy to bread and there are many varieties

willow 11-09-2008 03:31 PM

endlers livebarers,guppys,platys.
guppys and platys i found the easist.

SolaceTiger 11-09-2008 04:11 PM

I like platies. :)

obakebaki 11-10-2008 07:21 AM

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.

1077 11-10-2008 08:09 AM

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.

FishyGurl101 11-10-2008 07:03 PM

Will do, thanks y'all

I actually have had a 10 gallon with some platys, and WITHOUT babies D :
so sad.

Tyyrlym 11-11-2008 07:12 AM

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.

iamntbatman 11-12-2008 10:42 PM

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.

okiemavis 11-13-2008 08:59 PM

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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