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Wanting to start breeding fish

Discussion in 'Fish & Aquaria' started by mattgrizzlybear, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. mattgrizzlybear

    mattgrizzlybear Active Member 5 Year Member

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    I wanted to start breeding some feeder guppies. Any tips? I have a spare 20 gallon tall. The reason for this is that i wanted to eventually breed harder fish and i can feed them to my turtles and my uncle said he would buy some from me to feed to his african chilicids. Thanks!
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    They are pretty easy to breed, but if you don't have some fine foliage real or fake plants I find the adults often eat the babies. There are ways of keeping them apart with meshes that the babies can swim through, but I have not found they work very well, at least no better than plants.

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    How would I breed them? Is there a special secret or something? Thanks!
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    Lots of live plants and nooks and crannies for the babies to hide in. A couple of tablespoons of sea salt per 10 gallons. One male to three females per tank. Warm stable temps around 78. Clean water, but not too much water movement. Well established sponge filters in 10 gallon tanks work really well for breeding small live bearers.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    I want to be reincarnated as a fish(male), a long lived one.
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    Separate the babies from the adults.
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    Guppies are very easy. They breed like rabbits. Like Tom said. Clean water, lots of hiding places and the right temp, bam, you'll have lots of babies
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    awesome, i will start as soon as possible!
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    after the babies are born should i seperate them?
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