Thread: Breeding Help
03-31-2013, 01:58 AM #1
First of all, this is not really something for the "other fish" section, but since there is no "all fish" forum I put this here. If somebody knows where this should go could they please move it there?
I have been thinking that I would like to try breeding fish or shrimp or some other aquatic life form. The only problem is... I have never bred anything in my life. Could somebody please give me an idea of what the easiest aquatic life to breed there is and maybe a small idea of what requirements that species might need to breed?
Do not worry! If I even decide to try breeding fish I will make sure to do tons of research! I will make sure to take the best possible care of these fish(or shrimp etc.). I always try to take the best possible care of my pets! Do not worry! :)"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
03-31-2013, 02:50 AM #2
breeding shrimp will be easy.
toss in 30 shrimp (red cherry are great to start with) in a tank, and if you feed properly, you'll have 60 in a few months. lol
fish on the other hand-that's a tough one to answer.
we could suggest some good breeding fish-but it'd also be nice to know how hard your water is and your pH levels. most will need certain ranges to really thrive and get those hormones going. LOL
03-31-2013, 02:52 AM #3
Easiest aquatic animals to breed are pond, ramshorn, bladder and trumpet snails, as well as the common livebearers including endlers and excluding fancy guppies. Have males and females in the tank(or in the case of the trumpets, even no male) and keep them alive and they will swamp your tank with babies.
A bit more challenging but still easy are small cyprinids such as danios and minnows. Usually healthy individuals will breed without prompting but rearing the fry is more of a challenge.
03-31-2013, 07:54 AM #4
Your questions are all over what's possible with a freshwater tank.
I suggest you sit back and write a list of the ten most important things you want from your aquarium. Then go and enjoy easter with your family, take the list out tomorrow and see if it's still true.