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Old 09-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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K i have 6 tanks to work with, and i'm hoping to try to breed as many kinds of fish as possible. I started breeding mbuna, but only had 1 species and i didnt get tons of fry. And i've also bred some Victorian cichlids and did pretty decent with those, but now i just want to breed more to get a little more money for the hobby. Any ideas on breeding and fish? I'm open to all ideas and will at least consider any fish, but i need some that my LFS will take, and dont want anything like guppies that are too common and easy to breed. Here are my tanks:
125 african show tank- this will mostly show africans but i thought maybe i could breed BN plecs or Synodontis Petricola
55 gallon-open to any ideas of breeding on this one, but i have been looking into Lemon Jake peacocks
29 gallon-open to try anything to breed with
20 gallon- i was thinking maybe a fry tank, unless anyone has other ideas
10-probably a quarantine/fry tank
5-same as the 10 unless i can breed something in there.

Any ideas on good fish i can breed? (Sorry for the long post, hope you guys can help me out to try to get a little closer to at least breaking even on this awesome hobby!)
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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Oh and also, the 55 is in a main spot in our house, so i do at least want that tank to pretty nice, but still have lots of breeding!
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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For the 125 Petricola synodontis could work. In the 55 a breeding pair of angels would be a great addition.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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I was also considering angels for the 55. Could i keep/breed something else in there with them?
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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Corydoras or bn plecos might spawn but you would need to remove the eggs and you could use the 10 and 5 for the fry. In the 29 some pelvicachromis would be nice
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Never heard of those. What are they? And could i maybe do like some rams or apistos with angels?
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I'm hoping to have at least more than 2 fish in both of those, especially the 55 since its seen the most.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:02 PM   #8
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Pelvicachromis is a genus of west African dwarf cichlid. Apistos might work
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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In the ten, Neolamprologus multifascitus. ( AKA multis shell dwellers.) they breed just as fast as guppies and where I live, no pet store sells them. ( I live in england so I'm not sure about America) you could do a colony of four 1m 3f and soon enough, you'll have plenty of fry.
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Yeah i might do apistos, my LFS doesnt have a lot of them. As for multies, my LFS has them all the time and actually refuses to buy from people who bring them in, so i can't do those. Any other ideas for stocking/breeding?
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Yeah i might do apistos, my LFS doesnt have a lot of them. As for multies, my LFS has them all the time and actually refuses to buy from people who bring them in, so i can't do those. Any other ideas for stocking/breeding?
Killifish?
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Peacock gudgeons?
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #13
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Maybe, except i will need some fry tanks, so the 10 might be used for that!
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Peacock gudgeons?
And peacock gudgeons sound like a really interesting idea!! Never seen them at my LFS and they look and sound like many aquarists would want them! Thats a definite one on my list! Tankmates? And would they be for the 29?
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Apistogramma barlowi would be cool to breed.
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I'm thinking one of these:
Apistogramma macmasteri
Apistogramma Cacatuoides
Apistogramma Schwarsaum
Apistogramma Agassizii

Based on my research, i heard these were good starter apistos, and relatively easy to breed. Plus they have great color! So these guys are definitely on the list too!
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K i'm very interested in the peacock gudgeons and the A. Cacatuoides! Any other good interesting fish i could breed?
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Do you guys think LFS's would take apistos? My LFS doesnt have them, and they are usually pretty good at selling decently rare fish.
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For the 55 or the 29 I'd recommend Dalmatian Mollies. Very pretty fish that are nice and active if you want it in the 55.
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I feel like mollies are pretty common. Good idea, but i'm hoping for some not-as-common fish! Any other ideas?
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