Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-06-2017, 11:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tinyninjafishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 247
"Culling Fish"

I am interested in breeding and have realized that I will not have enough space to keep all of the fry and grown out fish, so I understand that I will have to cull some of the fish in order to keep them healthy and looking the way I want them to.

Does anybody have good suggestions for a fish to feed all the culled fish to? It would be best if it could fit in a 37.5 gal tank.

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
tinyninjafishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 07:48 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic


 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Central U.S.
Posts: 626
Many carnivorous and omnivorous fish will become opportunistic piscavores when the chance is presented. But, you could also use the tank as a grow-out tank for your fry and take them to a local fish store when they grow a bit. Depending on the species, you may even get a bit of store credit.
__________________

__________________
150g long S Amer cichlid; 90g C Amer cichlid; 90g Malawi cichlid; 40g Tanganyika cichlid; 29g "Shellie" cichlid; 29g Pea Puffer. 6,500g koi/native catfish pond; several smaller ponds
SherLar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 09:24 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tinyninjafishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 247
Yeah I have grow out tanks, but I don't think it will be enough to keep raise fish to the age at which you can sell.
__________________
tinyninjafishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 10:39 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andy Sager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Wales, Florida
Posts: 6,112
Find someone with some big Oscars or Arawanna(s) or the like and give the culls to them. It's either many smaller aggressive fish or a couple of really large fish that will handle the amount of fry you will probably be culling.
__________________
Andy Sager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 10:49 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tinyninjafishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 247
Makes sense. My buddy has two peacock bass in a 125 so I think that they will likely be the source of culling. Save him on fish food and me on space haha
__________________
tinyninjafishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 10:55 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andy Sager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Wales, Florida
Posts: 6,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinyninjafishy View Post
Makes sense. My buddy has two peacock bass in a 125 so I think that they will likely be the source of culling. Save him on fish food and me on space haha
There ya go. 2 birds with 1 ( actually 2) fish.
__________________
Andy Sager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 11:04 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tinyninjafishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 247
Thank you!
__________________

__________________
tinyninjafishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions about meds/switching meds and culling fish jlbfish Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 05-09-2012 07:32 PM
culling? Phoenixphire55 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 09-21-2008 09:36 PM
Culling the herd SparKy697 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 07-23-2007 01:44 PM
Culling the herd Skyrmir Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 07-03-2006 03:29 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.