Originally Posted by Fishdude3233
I dont want to start a fight but here is were i'm getting my info from. I will have more grow out tanks, but I will not use 100+ gallon tanks. I have heard people at my AAAA meetings that are pretty renowned in the fish keeping world talk about breeding guppys in a colony in a 5 gallon tank. once again no rudeness intended. video is being uploaded now. had issues with it last night. and i sound really bad because im getting sick
HOW TO BREED FRESHWATER ANGELFISH PART 2 of 7 (Setting up your system) - YouTube
Sorry to hear of your illness, hope you get well soon
No arguments here
I am not familiar with the gentleman who was being interviewed so I can't ( and won't) argue his method. However, that being said, if you noticed, he did say that he uses the one tank for the fry when his pairs all spawn at the same time. That is not a reliable timeframe as the fish will spawn when they are ready and sometimes it may happen that they all spawn at the same time. It's really not 100% controllable as it is luck
. He also said how he stages the fry in different tanks up to a 40 gal
tank for growing out.
It really is going to come down to what you intend to do with the babies and how many pairs you plan on doing. I'm currently running 4 pairs of fish using 13 tanks ( from 1/2 gallon bottles up to 40 gals) and I'm out of room and losing spawns due to it.
But I am an old commercial Angelfish breeder ( 40+ years of breeding them). I've had as many as 100 pairs of Angels going in my hatcheries. I'm actually in the process now of having a building built on my property to start commercially raising them again
BTW: I don't mind the bare tank look. To me, a tank full of baby Angelfish is all the decor I need
( I do keep artificial plants in with the babies so the tanks aren't all bare, just the bottoms
The nice part of raising fish is that many methods work in many instances. I'm not saying my way is the only way or the BEST way, just saying it's what I've done for a long, long time and it's produced over 1 million quality Angelfish for the marketplace. Try what you plan but be aware that you may need to change the plan. I'll be happy to help if you want it