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ClarkyJ 02-23-2007 10:30 AM

Easy fish to breed
 
Hey I'm a new fish breeder I have a cold water tank with 4 fan tails. I was wondering which fish I should get to start breeding. Thanks. And are these fish readily avaible at stores


Thanks alot

Sorry to sound like a noob

lioness501 02-23-2007 12:48 PM

hey there, all livebearers r pretty easy to breed, but u have to have the room for the fry if u intend to keep them all, as they produce between 5 and 50 fry every month!!! u must have a ratio of 1male to 3 females(at least) so the male doesnt stress the females to death. depends on ur taste which fish u want, have a look at guppies, platies, mollys and swords. most are widely available at most fish stores, good luck .

ClarkyJ 02-23-2007 02:36 PM

:D Thanks for that what I needed in a nut shell :D

ClarkyJ 02-23-2007 02:40 PM

OoOooo one more thing
 
How can I tell livebearers apart from female and male ?


Thanks

sazzy 02-23-2007 03:37 PM

males have a gonopodium (penis)
females are usally larger
this counts for all of the above

http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Livebe6.jpg

you do know that these are tropical fish and need heater?

lioness501 02-23-2007 05:05 PM

that all depends on ur room temp. i kept guppies in a non heated tank for 2 years b4, and the temp was 70-72. (they got eaten in the end) :( but they prefer warm water, at around 77-78 ish, if i were u id get a seperate tank to breed as u will slowly max out ur tank with the waste, sorry if u have posted elsewhere but wat size is ur tank?

ClarkyJ 02-24-2007 04:19 AM

:) Ye I understand there warm water :) I have a 3ft Tank now with fan tails But What I planning on doing is getting a new tank about 2 ft and puting y fan tails in that and getting a heater for my 3ft one :) I do like fan tails But arnt exactly advertures.

musho3210 02-24-2007 10:35 AM

dont move the fantails, im my understanding the 3 feet tank is around 30-50 gallons which is barely if not enough for 4 goldfish, you can keep them in there as long as you have double filtration. Make the 2 feet (20 gallon high tank) a guppy breeder tank

ShyAngel 11-20-2008 02:04 AM

Fantails
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by musho3210 (Post 43381)
dont move the fantails, im my understanding the 3 feet tank is around 30-50 gallons which is barely if not enough for 4 goldfish, you can keep them in there as long as you have double filtration. Make the 2 feet (20 gallon high tank) a guppy breeder tank

By Fantails, you mean "Black Moores", so namely called

ShyAngel 11-20-2008 02:08 AM

Breeding With/Without Heater
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sazzy (Post 43192)
males have a gonopodium (penis)
females are usally larger
this counts for all of the above

http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Livebe6.jpg

you do know that these are tropical fish and need heater?

Can I breed my Platies (one male & female) in a seperate tank with cold water that will have some fake plants & gravel? P.S. The male guppy seems to be bothering them & I think they want to mate. :roll:


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