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easy to breed fish ?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by ilovefish123, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. ilovefish123

    ilovefish123 Thread Starter New Member

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    i want to bread some fish wjat are some east to bread fish that will do well in a 20 gallon ?
     
  2. ilovefish123

    ilovefish123 Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: easy to bread fish ?

    breed* thats are not mollies or guppies
     
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: easy to bread fish ?

    Any live bearer is pretty easy to breed. Swordtails, Mollies, Platies... African cichlids are generally easy as well since they are mouth brooders.
     
  4. ilovefish123

    ilovefish123 Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: easy to bread fish ?

    no i dont like mollies and guppies and ive tried to breed African chiclids before ,, not for me anyother suggestions ?
     
  5. ilovefish123

    ilovefish123 Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: easy to bread fish ?

    ???
     
  6. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: easy to bread fish ?

    Convicts.
     
  7. FishVixen

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    Re: easy to bread fish ?

    which cichlids did you try. Try kribensis.
     
  8. ilovefish123

    ilovefish123 Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: easy to bread fish ?

    i also have 7 small tiger barbs in the tank if i want to breed the kribensis do i have to get rid of the barbs ?
     
  9. ilovefish123

    ilovefish123 Thread Starter New Member

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    Re: easy to bread fish ?

    the tank is also planted
     
  10. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Yes, the barbs will have to go.
     
  11. FishVixen

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    nothing will survive barbs in the tank so forget breeding
     
  12. MOD_Dawn

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    hmm..20gallon planted and not wanting most of the livebearers...once you get out of the livebearing species and mouth brooders it get's tougher. With having tiger barbs they'll prey on pretty much anything they can fit into their mouths so you'd defin wanna rehome them if you plan on using the tank their in.

    1. Livebearers- (most already suggested) guppy, molly, platy, endler, swordtail, Goodeides
    2. not fish, but easy--> snails like the mystery snails, shrimp like the cherry shrimp, plecos such as the bristlenoses
    3. Killifish (although I have no experience with breeding them)
    4. Convicts
     
  13. FishVixen

    FishVixen Active Member

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    convicts will tear apart a planted tank. Check out different dwarf cichlids, cockatoos(expensive) come to mind. these are not mouth brooders they are similar to Kribensis (cheap)
     
  14. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    thanks for catching that ursi, I was just thinking of the easy to breed fish (convicts) and not about the plants.
    *thumbs up*
     
  15. ilovefish123

    ilovefish123 Thread Starter New Member

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    thanks dawn and vixen :D i think ima try Kribensis and see how the barbs will react maybe ill get a tank divider or something or maybe just stick with the tiger barbs for now and just add more plants not sure just trying to get an idea on what i want to do :p
     
  16. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    I wouldn't even attempt that...
     
  17. MOD_Dawn

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    If your going to do it use a divider for sure!
    Adding more plants WON'T help.
     
  18. FishVixen

    FishVixen Active Member

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    Those barbs are going to have a field day and then you'll be posting an emergency. Either start another tank or rehome the barbs. Barbs will jump over a divider and plants will not help.
     
  19. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    agree with ursi for sure (definately better to rehome/remove the barbs),
    BUT if it's a siliconed divider and you have a glass canopy you shouldn't have the issue of anything jumping over the top.

    That or grab yourself a cheap 10g for them OR a rubbermaid and use that for a tank if you have a clean spare.
     
  20. marine depot

    marine depot New Member

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    I love mollies....even i have 2 of them... they are in a very good condition.......