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  1. Default 25 gallon tank for breeding

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    Hey i'm going to setup my 25 gallon to have as a breeding tank and all around tank and i'm not sure what fish that i can keep.

    I'm looking for an easy fish to breed, right now i have a few guppy females and platy females in the tank and they are all starting to die off

    I have been thinking of having it for my angelfish to spawn in but it's to small to keep them there for the rest of their life so it will just be temporary while they spawn. I spend most of my free time next to this tank sitting at the computer so a temporary breeding tank is not really that appealing to me so i search for some smaller fish i can keep there all around and get some fry off.

    Criteria for fish.

    * Fairly easy to breed
    * Need to fit in a 25 gallon tank
    * Popular fish so i can get rid of fry

    I did keep all types of livebarers but the local pet stores won't take them so i use them as food for my angels.

    The tank is not aimed to be a pure breeding tank but i want to keep it so they can breed, for example dwarf cichlids maybe just 1 male 2 females depending on fish and a max of 2 males depending on size of fish i have.

    Thanks in advanced

  2. Default

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    What's your ph? If it's lower than 7.5: a pair of kribs, a pair of bolivian rams, If your ph is in the middle of 6.5 and 6, you could breed tetras, but you need a type of moss and it's fairly hard to breed them. If it's higher than 7.5, you could get some shelldwellers, or a pair of brichardi.

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    I don't know what ph i do have but my tapwater is 7 and i use just plain tapwater without any prep chemicals for it.

    I have 3 rams but they won't spawn in the angelfish tank since i changed substrate and arn't they very picky about ph? won't spawn if its above 6.9?

    But ill read up all those and see what looks the best and funniest to try

    Thanks keep the tips flowing :D

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    When you say "i have a few guppy females and platy females in the tank and they are all starting to die off" ... Are you saying due to age? Otherwise, why are these fish dying off?

    And when you say "tapwater is 7 and i use just plain tapwater without any prep chemicals for it." Are you saying you have well water (i.e. no chlorine componds?)
    Last edited by Cermet; 12-23-2012 at 05:10 PM.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:

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    they are dieing of from old age i have had them for about 7 month these ones and these fish arn't getting very old these days.

    the tap water here are perfectly fine for fish no need for any chemicals to make it fish safe, if it wasn't safe i wouldn't say i don't use chemicals to prepare it for fish.

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    Guppies or endlers. Easy breeders.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    guppies is something that is easy but impossible to get rid of fry only use for those are to feed my other fish with. i said above i kept all types of the popular livebarers but the local pet store won't take the fry. I also want a bit more challenge

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    If you want interesting, and can provide the water chemistry and rockwork, you could get a pair of Neolamprologus Pulcher "Daffodils". They are fascinating and are very protective parents (not to be kept with any other fish). They don't reach much more than 3-4"....probably just about ok in your tank, but if they're the only pair I reckon you could keep them and breed successfully.

    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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