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Old 04-27-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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I'm going to be breeding guppies as priority in my fishroom but would also like some suggestions for rather small, easy to breed, non livebearing fish that will make some money on the side?
We have a market for everything- I've spent hours at my LFS watching what people buy- so it really doesnt matter what the fish is so long as it meets above requirements.
Also could I growout fry in rubbermaid tubs or have hundred some gallon tubs for culls?

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I would say convicts or Honduras red points. 10G for a pair and both are territorial and both protect fry. Can make more money on the red points though.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:43 PM   #3
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Kribensis (probably not the best money maker).

Bristle nose pleco
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:51 AM   #4
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I would say convicts or Honduras red points. 10G for a pair and both are territorial and both protect fry. Can make more money on the red points though.
The red points are very pretty too
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:52 PM   #5
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Angel fish are easy to breed.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #6
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Well, I have bred long fin albino bn plecos (fairly easy), German blue rams (more difficult); am also trying peacock gudgeons at this time.....but so far, my neolamprologus multifaceiatus are super easy - pretty much just add water.

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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I suggest not doing convicts, if it is like my area they are worthless...(personally I like them and I own them but I would never pay for them) in my area they are hard enough to give away...I'd suggest visiting your lfs and see what fish are expensive, do research on how easy they produce, then breed them an sell for half or less than half the price....
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Marble crayfish. You only need one cause they're self cloning.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:06 AM   #9
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African cichlids
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:02 AM   #10
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jewel cichlids(theyre african,from rivers). the only hard part in breeding them is finding a male and female(prettty much impossble to sex until you see them spawn
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I'm a big fan of crays, and would also recommend them for a breeding project, but marbled crays aren't the way to go. Marmokrebs aka marbled crays really shouldn't be kept as pets IMO. They are best used as basically a live food sack for puffers, and stuff like that, but if you're not using the young as feeders you'll become over run with crays in no time. Also, once these fall into the wrong hands and they get over run with them, they'll end up released into the wild and become a very invasive species. Regular crays such as the popular "electric blue lobster" or CPO's are very easy to breed and in much higher demand. They will fetch you more $$ and don't pose the same potential threat.

There are many varieties of killifish that are gorgeous and very easy to breed.
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I agree with the marble cray fish I have one to hopefully produce babies to feed my fahaka.
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+1 to the Jewel Ciclids. A coworker of mine has a problem stopping them from reproducing. He keeps trying to give me a couple, but I'm not a ciclid girl and I'd rather not accidently end up with dozens
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Don't Jewels and Africans need large tanks to breed in?
I like the long fin bristlenose,could I grow out bristlenose fry with Honduras Red Point fry?
Also can I breed either of them in see-through plastic containers or do I need tanks and can I breed both in the same tank?
Can the fry be grown out in clear rubbermaid tubs?I've seen this somewhere before
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Can multiple pairs of either reside in the same large tank?
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Don't Jewels and Africans need large tanks to breed in?
I like the long fin bristlenose,could I grow out bristlenose fry with Honduras Red Point fry?
Also can I breed either of them in see-through plastic containers or do I need tanks and can I breed both in the same tank?
Can the fry be grown out in clear rubbermaid tubs?I've seen this somewhere before
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Can multiple pairs of either reside in the same large tank?
not sure,but i definitely wouldnt put more than one pair of jewels in a tank that wasnt insanely big. theyre very territorial when they have fry,and really brave. my females will try to fight the jewel that doesnt breed(subdominant male i think),who is easily twice theyre size.the risk theyd spawn close by isnt worth it
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Oh I was talking about the red points and plecos
but that's interesting and sounds really funny too
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I would definitely want the biggest tank possible to keep good water quality while breeding anything, and the bristlenose need room as they have large spawns and are a big waste producer, which leads to poor water quality quickly in a smaller tank. As I stated before, my pair are in a well filtered/heavily planted 40G with lots of mopani wood to supplement feeding the fry as they grow. My pair spawn in a hollowed out portion of the wood as well. Good Luck!
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i would say yellow lab cichlids very pretty
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i would say yellow lab cichlids very pretty
They are pretty but takes a couple batches to get down but Africans need at least a 55G setup. I just bred my yellow lab takes awhile but worth it . I think the BN fry would get along with the Honduras red points.
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i like the yellow labs,honduras red points,and longfin bristlenose plecos
What is the order of ease to breed and raise?
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