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Old 11-29-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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What are some easy freshwater fish to breed?

I have some platies and 1 chicilid. Should I have a breeding trap or Thing to separate tank for fish? Also what is spawning and how do you get a fish to get it. I love fish and really new to this stuff!
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You are wanting to breed the platies?

As long as you have males and females, they will reproduce. Platies do not spawn because they are livebearers. Spawning is where the eggs are released and then the males fertilizes them. Livebearers do it differently.

You will need to separate them because they will most likely all get eaten.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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I have 3 female red wag platy 1 female sunset wag platy and 1 male red wag platy . Can I breed different breed and just pick 1 male and 1 female then seprate in isolation?
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You can just let them do their thing or separate them to get specific offspring. Just I won't separate them for long because the male will end up stressing out the female.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:45 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot!!! I'm very new to fish. You are helping a lot with your awesome advice!!
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No problem.

Are you wanting to bred the cichlid also? What kind is it? Obviously you will need two, lol.
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I'm thinking about breeding it but I will have to get another tank which I'm getting soon 15g because cichlids are aggresive except one I have. That is why I asked about different colors.
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Parrot cichlids
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Cichlids are aggressive unless with multiple other cichlids. They tend to be less aggressive with more of them.
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You have a parrot cichlid? They get a foot. You need a much larger tank for one. At least a 55g.

Parrot Cichlid Care And Profile - Hoplarchus Psittacus
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