Aquarium Materials and Breeding

  1. sirdarksol Fishlore Legend Member

    In looking into information about plastics leaching into water, I discovered that polycarbonate can leach into water chemicals that neutralize hormones.

    This makes me wonder about breeding/raising fish in such tanks. I'm not talking about "We need to stop using polycarbonate in tanks," but rather, is there any negative effect in breeding/growth?

    I would love to test this. Unfortunately, I have very little luck in breeding fish.
    It would be great if one or more scientific-minded folks with colonies of guppies (or other live-bearers) could set up two tanks that were identical, save for the material of the aquarium walls, and see if there is any difference in the way the fish breed/grow.
     
  2. Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    Buy me the tank and you've got a deal ;D