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stevenjohn21 03-09-2011 08:33 PM

Which species produces the most fry ?
There may not be a simple answer to this question but i thought it could be a trivia for you guys.

Which fish species (freshwater) produces the most fry in 1 spawn ?

Lets see what the answers are . . . . dont cheat and google it ;-)

amazon21 03-09-2011 08:35 PM

it depends..... do the fry have to live?

stevenjohn21 03-09-2011 08:39 PM

Yes fully free swimming fry

stevenjohn21 03-10-2011 11:32 PM

No answers ?

Austin 03-10-2011 11:34 PM

gold fish?

Amethyst123 03-11-2011 07:38 AM

I'd guess an egglayer of some sort. I saw somewhere that some catfish lay over 200 eggs - I don't remember if it was corydoras or otocinclus.

ginagv 03-11-2011 01:59 PM

salmon? trout? maybe


redchigh 03-11-2011 02:41 PM

See the reaosn someone asked whether they have to survive, is because fry are often eaten...

So, you mean in ideal considitions which will have the most spawn? (removing the eggs moments from being laid, placed in a devoted cycled tank, fed 3 times a day with BBD and Microworms, etc etc

Or which fish would produce the most on their own, left with the parents?

for the answer to the first, I've heard of a kind of sunfish. I googled it, but only because I remember what it looked like and wanted to post as picture of the ugliest fish in the world.

If you mean which one will produce the most fry in a typical fresh aquarium, I'd guess the fathead minnow or rosy red. (or other feeder fish.)

ginagv 03-11-2011 03:00 PM

that thing is a real fish????

holy moley...


Andarial 03-11-2011 04:23 PM

I'd say a live bearer of some sort like a guppy >> but that's just my experience

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