Hey guys , just wanted to seek others opinion on my current guppy breeding setup. Any advice and comments would be appreciated.
My breeding setup is a combination of line and colony breeding, which goes by the following:
I'll be running 2 lines of the same strain with 4 tanks per line, so a total of 8 tanks. Each line contains a trio of guppies which are of the same strain obtained from different breeders, so they aren't directly related.
In terms of the setup both of the lines will be setup the same way.
So firstly for the 1st tank I'll be running a 15 gal
for the trio of guppies. Once the females have dropped fry I'll instantly move the fry into the 2nd tank which will be a 10 gal
for the fry to be in for a few weeks (2 or 3 weeks). Then I'll transport the fry from the 2nd tank to a 3rd tank which will be a 40 gal
grow out tank. Once im able to identify the males and females from the 3rd tank, I'll move the males into the 4th tank which is also a 40 gal
grow out tank and the females will remain in the 3rd tank.
This process will be happening in both of my lines, then I will get the best males from Line 1 and transport them into Line 2's initial trio and vice versa. The best females of both lines however will remain in their respective lines by being placed with the initial trio of guppies in the 15 gal
. The remainder of the unwanted male and females in the 40 gal
will be sold to my lfs
That basically sums up my approach and would like to hear your thoughts on this approach. I'm hoping this tactic will minimise deformities in the guppies and enhance particular characteristics present in the strain of guppies i choose to breed. As i will be constantly taking in the best males from each line and crossing them with the females from the opposite line.