i have been breeding guppies, platies, sword tails, and mollies for over a year now. I have had a bunch of success with it. but now I want to try a new kinda fish to breed. one that isn't a live berror.
is it any harder? do I need any special equipment for them.
any advice would help. I'm not sure what dish I'm gonna breed. I'll read up on them before I get them of course too. u just need some tips from people who are knowledgeable
Angels are easy. They like a piece of slate at the bottom of the tank. They will lay their eggs on it. They prefer to be alone in the tank. After they lay their eggs they will fan them, and suck them to keep algae off. Once the eggs hatch the adults need to be removed from the tank. The babies will remain tethered for a short period of time. It has been so long for me, so I don't remember what the feed for the babies was called, but any fishstore would know. it is a liquid infusion of some sort.
I wish my fish would stop breeding. We have a 150 gallon tank, but it has become overwhelmed with the swordtails. I have 1 upside down catfish that gave birth 1 year after we purchased it. A fantail guppy did the same. The guppies we moved to another tank. If you do regular testing on your tank, and keep within the recommended limits, you would be surprised how many things will appear.
Oh, one more thing, if you feed blood worms to the angels it encourages them to breed. Have you noticed that if your tank is low on water and you refill it that the guppies will give birth within 24 hrs?
I love egg laying fish. They can be harder to breed, becuase you usually have to have a tank for the adults, and a tank for the juv's. I bred Betas for a long time, you really have to have alot of room for them. As soon as the fry hatches they have to be put in individual containers. What a pain, but it was fun. I would suggest researching fish you like and go from there. Good luck
actualy no i didn't know that they will have there babys if you add a lot of water. how low does the water level need to be for that to happen?
thanks for telling me about the betas needing alot of room also I was thinking about breeding them. lol that would have been bad to have all those babies but no were to put them or being unprepared for them.
Our fan tails are in their own 30 gallon tank. When it gets down about 4" we refill it. They then give birth. I'm wondering if they take the new water as "rain", the coming of spring, therefore more bugs for the babies?
i am a breeder of angels and have been for many years. it is really cool to watch the parents care for the eggs. many times they will move them to a new clean spot when they are in the wiggler stage. gets them away from the non-viable eggs that will most likely fungus. if they do this you can take the now empty of wiggling eggs slate out and clean it for the next spawn. when they are free swimming or form a cloud, they can have their first food. decapsulated brine shrimp eggs are great. freshly hatched brine are better. beat to get a book. specific to the type of fish you want. i have also had luck with breeding discus. this is an incredible experience as the parents''' both male and female take turns feeding their young an excreated slime coat