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chscoleg 10-23-2009 09:40 AM

Best Breeding
What are he fastest breeding live bearers? I want to get a few just to experience the joy of fry...also what is the smallest tank that would be sufficient? I want guppies or swordtails....please let me know if anything else would be better or if you guys have anymore suggestions.

redlessi 10-23-2009 12:47 PM

I also wanted to enjoy the experience of fry. Let me tell you as exciting as it is, it did not take long for them to take over my tank and make it crowded and they dont stop. Make sure you have a serious plan for the babies. I have guppies that have had at least 3 batches of babies. I love the babies they are the cutest but I have had to get a bigger tank. So get ready...................

chscoleg 10-23-2009 01:07 PM

so where could I find these guppies? Do I just buy feeder guppies and let them grow, or could I buy mature ones already?

molliefan09 10-23-2009 01:20 PM

my molly dropped fry 4 weeks ago and is getting ready to drop again in 1-2 weeks

redlessi 10-31-2009 10:40 PM

I would get the ones with the fancy tails that way you get prettier fry..................I started with 3 females and 1 male in a 35 gal tank and now I have a bijillion fish in the tank. Make sure you have a backup plan, the females store sperm and can have several batches of fry every 28 days from one mating.

biokid101 11-03-2009 04:01 PM

i would choose guppies.thats what im going to do when i get a tank.they create BEAUTIFUL babies!!but u must pick wisely make sure they are healthy and are mature.u can even pick the design of the kind of fry u want by picking ur favorite male and female.

ferszty 11-06-2009 08:28 PM

i jst had my female guppie drop her fry a wk or so. ther is about 35ish
be careful with swordtails the females can change into males
but most of my fish have had fry

Cody 11-07-2009 01:53 AM

Convicts breed like rabbits.

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