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View Poll Results: For SW keepers ONLY! Do you breed fish

Voters
6. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    1 16.67%
  • No

    5 83.33%
  • I used to.

    0 0%
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Default Who here breeds SW fish?


    0 Not allowed!
    I am just interested in breeding SW fish eventually. I would like to know:

    1. What fish you have bred?
    2. How hard is it?
    3. Where do you get your information?
    4. What books do you recommend?
    5. Any other helpful info.

    Note for mods, can someone edit the poll to close on June 1st and say, " For SW keepers ONLY! Do you breed SW fish?"

    Thanks
    Last edited by MLBfan; 05-07-2012 at 10:35 PM.
    American League Champions! TIGERS!

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    The only people on here who have bred are Cliff with Bangaii Cardinals and I think Miltonic bred some clowns and tried raising the young.

    From everything I've read it's extremely difficult to raise SW fish from their young stages, otherwise there would be a lot of captive bred SW fish on the market, but there isn't. It's just tough to do from everything I've read.

    Do some google searches on a fish you'd be interested in breeding. I know clowns and cardinals are the easiest to do in the home aquarium so you might wanna start there
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

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  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I answered yes just before I lost my internet connection

    If you would have had a maybe option I would have picked that one instead. Im a want-to-be successful breeder of banggi cardinals as I have a breeding pair. My only problem is my current set-up. The other inhabitants of the tank always seem to get to the fry before I can remove them. Its happen 6 or 7 times now. The wife and I have been talking about setting up another Marine tank. If we do, we will move the cardinals into that tank to avoid any fry predators



    A few months back (maybe a even a year ago) Coral Magazine had one issue with a lot of articles about breeding Banagii cardinals as well as one issue about breeding clown fish

    http://www.coralmagazineus.com/
    Last edited by Cliff; 05-08-2012 at 12:45 AM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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  4. #4

    Smile


    0 Not allowed!
    I am thinking of trying to Breed Zebra Morays in a few years...
    Much to learn 1st...
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.

    If your not angry, your not paying attention...

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  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I plan on trying to breed cat or bamboo sharks. Like surfdog said... lots to learn.
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    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

  6. #6

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Currently, I'm in the process of learning more and more about SW via books and the internet.

    However, I am sort of wondering what can be bred and is somewhat difficult so I can have an idea of stocking.
    American League Champions! TIGERS!

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by MLBfan
    Currently, I'm in the process of learning more and more about SW via books and the internet.

    However, I am sort of wondering what can be bred and is somewhat difficult so I can have an idea of stocking.
    Glad you are out to gain more knowledge! Best way!

    Try this

    If it was me I would... make a list of all the fish I would enjoy then rank them from most to least liked. Then research breeding for those fish/species and go down the list. Hopefully, it will help narrow down the list and would learn a lot more about their breeding needs.

    If you do find species to breed you have to make a post and keep us updated. I would be very interested in your approach and success.

    Edit: I did read clowns and cardinalfish are able to bred. I didn't know lion fish would breed to... hrmmmm got me thinking
    Last edited by glarior; 05-08-2012 at 04:24 PM.
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

  8. #8

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks.

    I am already coming up with a list in my head and will post it soon after some thought. Thanks for the link as well.
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