Originally Posted by fishbreeder
i have alot of exp and time i dont know what my conditions r but i can get em checked when u recomend species and tell me whta the conditions need to b like
You must know what your water from tap is like with regards to Ph, gh,kh, (test kit) in order to select fishes that will thrive (breed) in the water you have easily available.
Changing water conditions to suit fishes is not easy, and parameter's can fluctuate wildly which fishes don't enjoy.
Your previous post's indicate some success with livebearer's which indicates fairly hard water. I would look for species that thrive in alkaline water and would steer clear of soft water fishes.Will make water changes easier, and water parameter's more stable across breeding tanks,holding tanks,grow out tanks.
Would look for species that I could sell easily, or trade for store credit. Must have a plan for the fry from any breeding program whether it is euthanizing,selling,trading. Otherwise you wind up with inbred fishes with possible weaker, and weaker strains, which makes them more suceptible to disease,deformities.
Hope this helps.