Breeding in a 29 gallon

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by shusband, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    I have a near empty 29 gallon. I'll move everything that can't stay once I know what I want to breed. I want suggestions on relatively easy species to breed that can do well in a 29. I also want to know the water parameters and special conditions that encourage breeding.

    I want to do something that will have a decent resale value. So no guppies.
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  2. junebugFishlore LegendMember

    Show quality guppies have excellent resale value. I paid a pretty penny for my breeding group of vienna emeralds.

    However if you're looking for something else, you'll need to decide what type of breeding you want to do - egg layers, nesting fish, angels, bettas... the possibilities are endless.

  3. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  4. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    Anything a bit more interesting?

  5. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    You'll have to get a bigger tank if you want to breed "interesting" species. Otherwise you're stuck with livebearers or smaller sized tetras.
  6. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    No cories or any smaller catfish?

    What about loaches? I have no clue about needing any of those but they are pretty cool

    Or also heard that I could breed convicts in a 29, thi they aren't worth much more than Oscar fodder.
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  7. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    You could do corys in a 29, most of the more common species breed readily & there's always a market for them.
    You would need another tank to grow them on for a few months before they're large enough to sell.
  8. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    I could stick them in my 55 once they reach 1/2 an inch, otherwise the pictus might try to swallow them. Otherwise if I need to grow them out I could stick them in a 10 right?
  9. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Depending on how many fry you had, some corys can lay 2-300 eggs or more though not all would hatch, a 10 would be ok to grow some out though a 20 would be better
  10. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    If I end up with a lot of fry I could always find one. Usually see them for 30 bucks with the filter, heater and light on Craigslist.

    Any recommendations as to which species? My water is pretty hard, but I can use rain water if necessary. I have rain barrels connected to my gutter system.
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  11. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Peppered, bronze, albino, pandas, trilineatus to name a few are all easy breeders, for better hatch rates & fry survival softer water is better but it has to be consistent , any fluctuations & you're likely to have high mortality rates.
  12. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

  13. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    Will the cories spawn just as much in the higher pH?
  14. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1436298060.098698.jpg Bronze amd Peppered defo will
  15. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    So cute! Are those the peppered?

    Any special phenomenon that spark Cory spawning? Like for gourami you almost empty the tank and heat it up. What requirements need to be met to create spawning?
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  16. junebugFishlore LegendMember

  17. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    No 55 small Bronze fellows !!!

    Corys defo are fresh water / high airpressure spawners. They'll react on fresh / cooler waterchanges.
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  18. shusbandWell Known MemberMember

    So just add water that's a degree or two colder on a larger water change?
  19. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Condition them first, live or frozen is good if you can get it, along with a good catfish pellet & then once you see the females looking full of eggs you can do some cool water changes dropping the temperature a few degrees.
  20. shusbandWell Known MemberMember


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