What's easier to breed in 10 gallons?
I was thinking of breeding either platies or guppies in my 10 gallon. What would be easier to breed?
1 female convict
1 female betta
3 pepper corydoras
1 clown pleco
2 mystery snails
Either one. Pick which ever one you like better.
Gups are great fun. Jolly good! ha ha.
I would go with swordtails if you are newer at this. They are more robust fish and less prone to disease. Guppies can be a bigger challenge than we think.
Originally Posted by guppyperson
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I agree with rich, what ever one you like best. Either would be ok.
Keep in mind you will need a new home for the babies. Platys or guppys will both quickly over populate a 10 gallon.
Swordtails are way too big for a 10g.
Why are you wanting to breed? If it's for feeders, I'd go with wild type guppies. If you're trying to produce a new strain, I'd go with fancy guppies or plumetail platies. Endler's are cool and easy to breed as well.
Originally Posted by i_am_511
Guppies are the easiest to breed.
In my experience swordtails and platies are much hardier than guppies.
60. Platies, Swordtails
60. Platies, Pleco.
20. Harlequin Rasbora, Platies
10. Guppies, Swordtails, Platies.
**Live plants in all**
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Just because of the size of the tank, I'd go with guppies. We've had platies in a 10g before and when they got big, the females tended to go psycho ...
As long as you regularly move the babies out, or have the females give birth in another tank, you shouldn't have aggression issues with guppies. Two males and 4-6 females will let you produce loads of babies while keeping aggression down.
Remember to feed the females with a high protein diet, they'll be healthier, stress less after giving birth and the fry will be higher quality.
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21 Gallon - 3 Ornate Tetras, 7 Pencilfish, 1 Oto cat, 7 Amano shrimp, 1 Peckoltia brevis, 1 clown pleco
15 Gallon - 1 clown pleco, 6 threadfin rainbows
10 Gallon - 7 Galaxy Rasboras, 4 Betta rutilans, Cherry shrimp, 1 Hillstream Loach
65 Gallon - Cycling!
guppies are much easier