Pets Plus - Breeding Fish: Livebearers & Egg Scatterers

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Mike has been fascinated by fishes all his life, and has had various fishes as pets since he could barely reach the top of the goldfish bowl; he has been successfully breeding and trading fish with local shops since he was 9 years old. Over the past four decades plus he has specialized mainly in miniature fishes, and has had successful spawns from various miniature fishes totaling over 400 species from 32 families of fish. He currently owns a small fish hatchery and maintains about 3000 gallons divided into 100 tanks. He is the top ranked breeder of all time in the Missouri Aquarium Society, Inc. (MASI) BAP and the top ranked aquatic horticulturist of all time in MASI’s HAP with over 300 submissions from 50 families, including more than a dozen by seed. He is an ALA Century Breeder, with over 100 species of Livebearers spawned. He credits his success to large regular water changes, keeping live plants in every tank and culturing and feeding an assortment of live foods daily for feeding his breeding stock and for growing the fry of these diverse fish.
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After speaking with fish store owners, do research on species that might sell well in your area. Do homework on growth rates and reproductive rates of each species you're interested in breeding, their food needs and disease control. Take into account the equipment you'll need -- how many tanks you will need and how large they will have to be for each stage of fry development and delivery packaging. Excellent filtration is important to fish breeding, as is water quality, pH and temperature. Spawning occurs when living conditions are best for the fish. live+betta+fish-+FEMALE+ORANGE+DRAGON+FANCY+HALFMOON+PLAKAT-+BREEDER+FEMALE+
Photo provided by FlickrIs there any fish that the platies can cross breed with? Like other livebearers?
Photo provided by FlickrI’m sorry to hear you lost your fish. And that’s one of the biggest problems with livebearers – they breed so fast they can overrun your tanks.
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Here we present the livebearing fishes that are so common in the freshwater aquarium hobby. The guppy, platy, swordtail, and mollies are the mainstays of the freshwater world and the ease of breeding them has been implicated as one of the primary causes of a problem amongst fish keepers known as MTS or Multiple Tank Syndrome. This syndrome is not life threatening but it has been known to cause problems in smaller homes. Where do you put all those tanks?If a female guppy, molly, platy or swordtail has babies in a tank with other fishes the babies will most likely be eaten by the other fish, or even by the parents. If you want to try and save babies from a pregnant female livebearer you really need to set her up in a tank all by herself. This can be as small a tank as a 5 or 10-gallon. “Breeding traps” are available, but they are really only good for a small fish like a guppy or platy; they will save most of the litter, but the babies need to have their own tank if you want them to grow to any size. Once you have the pregnant female in her own 5 or 10-gallon tank, cover the water surface with floating live plants like water sprite, hornwort or water lettuce; you can also use the plastic spawning grass or other bushy plastic plants. The babies will hide in the plants at the surface of the water, and once they are born you can remove the female. Baby livebearers can eat finely ground up prepared dry foods, and they need to be fed two or three times a day – very small amounts. Add some snails or cory cats to the baby tank to clean up uneaten food. It is best if you do 20% water changes every two or three days, as the babies need to have fresh water on a regular basis.