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Old 06-04-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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How to stop breeding

Don't have my community fish yet - still fish less cycling - but I know I don't want to breed any fish. I don't want a crowded tank

Is there a way to endure fish DON'T breed in a tank? Or does that solely depend on the sexes I buy?

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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What are you planning on getting for your stock
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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All male tanks prevent breeding.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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The problem with that is when you buy them as juvis they are nearly impossible to sex. I've found myself playing a waiting game with mine, until they develop male or female characteristics. Then I plan to weed the extra males out and bring in more females.
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Christine,

What do you do with the fish you are removing?

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I am not removing them yet, as they are still very young. But Craigslist is always pretty promising!
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Normally you won't get many survivors even if you do have female livebearers in a community tank. Just don't overfeed and they will often wipe out the fry themselves. But as mentioned, an all male tank eliminates the possibility of fry so it's not a bad idea either. Its uncommon to have egg layer fry live in community settings also, so I wouldn't stress on it too much.
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