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Old 04-13-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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What can I breed?

I need money for more things as I'm not a spoiled brat like all of the kids in my grade are and my parents make me buy everything with my own money instead of them just handing me everything that I want like most of my friends.

Anyway I was wondering what I could breed that would be manageable. In my 40 I have 4 blue wag platys, 2 red platys and none are showing any signs of breeding. I have one male ram, (no female, I might get one) and 7 danios which I failed to breed in my 10 gallon breeder. One danio appeared to be pregnant but was probably just obese or bigger than the others.

Basically I want to put something, a breeding pair, some live animal in my open 10 gallon breeder to keep the bacteria alive in it. Any suggestions?
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I need money for more things as I'm not a spoiled brat like all of the kids in my grade are and my parents make me buy everything with my own money instead of them just handing me everything that I want like most of my friends.

Anyway I was wondering what I could breed that would be manageable. In my 40 I have 4 blue wag platys, 2 red platys and none are showing any signs of breeding. Do you know what gender they are? I have one male ram, (no female, I might get one) and 7 danios which I failed to breed in my 10 gallon breeder. What kind of danios? When danios breed, they typically scatter their eggs throughout the tank and often eat them. That may be why you had difficulty. One danio appeared to be pregnant but was probably just obese or bigger than the others. Did its scales seem to stick out like a pine cone? Having an enlarged belly can mean eggs, but it could be bloating or an internal parasite.

Basically I want to put something, a breeding pair, some live animal in my open 10 gallon breeder to keep the bacteria alive in it. Any suggestions?

There are some very nice nano fish that you could breed. Most of them are nano predators though, meaning they mainly only eat really small stuff, so they can be hard to feed. I'd go with a trio (or two) of guppies in a 10. Trio meaning 2 females and one male. Another one of my favorites, which is also a livebearer, is least killifish. They are similar to guppies, but they have 1 or two fry per day instead of giving birth to all (or in some rare cases some) of the at once.
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I'm breeding marbled crayfish right now. Well, cloning them is more accurate, since they are all female and they self clone. You can sell the babies as feeders. My LFS is looking forward to getting some from me, not sure how much I will be getting a piece yet. A nice strain of guppies or endlers would work, but only if you can invest in a nice strain, as run of the mill guppies and other livebearers don't usually sell for much. They are just too easy to breed.
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When you say killifish have one baby a day, do you mean it just takes them longer to give birth or that they have more babies?
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