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  1. Default Breeding Fish Choice

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    Hello all,
    I've kept a planted 29 gallon aquarium with lots of plants and moderately stocked. I recently acquired a lightly used 10 gallon tank and filter and I wanted to take on a new challenge of breeding fish. I am not interested in fish that breed easily such as mollies, guppies, or other livebearers. Could anyone suggest a few species that i could attempt?

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    This wouldn't work in a 10 gallon (other dwarf ciclids might though) but in your 29 you could try to breed german blue rams or bolivans.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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    Well I was thinking of using the 10g as a breeding tank, then if need be (depending on amount of parental care) remove the parents back into the 29 g tank.

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    I would look up apistos they are a dwarf ciclid that a pair should work in the 10 gallon.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

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    Apistos is a good option. Dwarf corydoras is another. Both require skill enough to be a nice first challenge. Should you succeed it's easy to sell the fish.

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    Try something simpler yet more complex. Zebra danios appear to be quite easy, yet they can be a challenge to raise to adult from larvae. Tetra types can be very challenging, neons and even more so cardinals. The joy in trying these types is that you will have more activity, a shorter time frame invested into raising the fish, you will be raising a fry that is more challenging yet raising a fish type that gives you a better chance at breeding activity. If bored with the prospects of some of the more common tetra types expand beyond the common forms found at the LFS and go hunting for rarer specimens on AB or on hobbyists sites. There are also many extremely rare forms of danions try some of these.

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    Personally, I wouldn't put danios into a 10gal even for breeding purposes - they really need more space than that due to their activity level - I do agree however with finding a fish outside of the LFS and do research on how to breed as long as 10gal is adequate space.

    As I'm sure you know already, some fish require particular diets to "prime" them - some require a certain temp, a certain environment to breed, certain water conditions, etc.

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    I do know that some of the ram cichlids could be done in a set up like this.

    How me and a friend were able to hatch his electric blues was to wait for the parents to lay the eggs, place the eggs alone in there own tank (place the rock on a bubbler) and put a few ml of peroxide in the tank daily. He had a micro worm culture already and he has had free swimming babies since Friday... fingers crossed that they keep growing

    Depends on what sort of challenge you are up too. I personally just got the rainbows from IWA, but don't plan on doing anything special to hatch eggs. As of right now I don't have the capacity to have fry tanks ready. So if some fry make it I'll be thrilled, but otherwise I just make sure the fish are happy - and so far so good

    You could also do a bio-tope set up with a tougher type of apisto

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    You could try to breed betta's. I have used 10s for GBR, several appisto species and several other species that dont get to large. You need a pair before considering moving a gbr to a 10gal.

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    I was looking into the dwarf gouramis, heard females are hard to find. Some of the smaller cichlids would definitely be cool. I'll have to make a trip to the lfs soon and see what they have.
    thanks for all the replys
    @sandz , you mention several species that you have bred in a 10g, what are they? (besides apistos and GBR)

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