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bigvince 04-16-2012 04:10 PM

wich is the easiest fish to breed?
i am new to fish and want to try bredding so what would be the easiset to learn to breed ? i am asking so i can study that fish for a month or 2 on here or in books but i figured i can get a quick answer from you guys

Inga 04-16-2012 04:26 PM

Guppies! They swim past each other and they are pregnant and then continue to produce babies for a long time. 5 Guppies can quickly turn into hundreds, even thousands in no time.

MarinePsycho 04-16-2012 07:41 PM

Platy's! They reproduce just like Guppy's, except they tend to be more picky about who they mate with.

They also are very hardy, I've had one female that I got last June and she is still alive.

zof 04-16-2012 07:48 PM

The easiest fish to breed is {Insert live bearer fish name here} as the fry skip the egg stage which can be the most problematic stage.

Once you want to go egg layer breeding look into some easy cichild pair like convicts or something similar.

bigvince 04-17-2012 09:04 AM

looks like im going guppies do i have to have a nursing tank ? or are they ok in the 25 gal tnK I Have now

Tazman 04-17-2012 09:16 AM

you could get a lot of guppy babies in a 25g tank..

I would also take into consideration as well, what will you be doing with the fish once mature, you would need to have an agreement with a fish store or supply chain setup. If you didnt and suddenly went to your LFS with several hundred guppies potentially, they would likely freak!

bigvince 04-17-2012 09:19 AM

cool thanks for the advice i can have my girl talk to them on that part most people see me and get a little freaked lol but thanks for the heads up

Inga 04-17-2012 10:58 PM

Just wondering if you have thought about what you will do with all the babies? Giving them a good home can become over whelming quickly as the sheer numbers continue to increase. All those cute little fry grow quickly and seemingly the girls will get pregnant practically before you can visually sex them to separate. Then the line breeding issue might be a problem as you begin producing more deformed or genetically week fish.

bigvince 04-18-2012 08:22 AM

once i got my first set of fry i was going to seperate them all and then proceed to give them away i volunteer at a outreach center and got alot of small tank set-ups donated and food i planned on giving them to the kids i no would take care of them the outreach center has counslers at troubled schools in the area theres alot of kids who improve alot so i wanted to give them something that gives them a little bit more responsibility and is fun to have . I figured i can save some cost on fish if i breed them

i work hard to find donations but not so easy to get and i cant afford to buy this stufff but kids get good size tanks the tanks donated range fom betta size to 55 gal so far my 55 gal was donated with fish (wich i have set up at home) i use it to show the kids. i got 10 25 gal tanks with filters and gravel and bout 15 betta tanks all from diffrent sources

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