Easy Cheap Things To Breed In A Ten

Iridium_2256

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I love myself some cichlids! I would try a pair of GBRs. Feed them bloodworms to get them to pair, and they should have some good hiding spots to lay their eggs. Once they hatch, i would move the parents to the 40 gallon as they can get spooked and eat their fry(or you could try to keep the parents in, but more will live without them most likely) Micro worms and brine shrimp are good things to raise the fry on until they are large enough to start taking some regular flake or pellet.
 

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beside least killi fish white cloud minnows guppies platies mollys endlers and zebra danois is there any cheap relitivly easy fish to breed in a ten i have a big 40 comunity they can be moved into if they will eat eggs/fry
Would depend on what you think is cheap and relatively easy, if you have had success breeding freshwater fish before, then I would say a freshwater fish you didn't mention is bettas. Bettas can be cheap, I have gotten lucky and found mislabeled bettas that if I had found females at the time I would have wanted to breed them. Most of the threads of betta spawning I've followed were done in ten gallon setups. Another option would be catfish, corydoras breeding sounds fairly simple if you can get them with the right ratio to induce spawning, there are spawning setups I have heard about done for them in ten gallons, too.
 

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Convict cichlids are a great choice for breeding in 10g tanks.

While many will disagree i have seen plenty of successful convict breeding operations in 10g tanks on MFK.
Yes, but they aren't wanted as much as other fish because of the rate of production they go through with fry making it to adulthood. You will be hard pressed after the first two or three spawns to find homes or even give away the resulting (ones that make it to at least an inch) offspring.
 
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thanks for the gbrs you mentioned putting them in the 40 will that work with a group of black skirt tetras harliquin rasboras cherry barbs and platys

will freeze dried blood worms work? for the gbr thats all i have availble
 
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thanks, after that ill do the sparkling gourami would they work in the 40 also
They can be very shy if there are big fish in the tank, so it really depends what else is in the 40g. They are fine with other peaceful small fish (rasbora, tetra, boraras etc).
 

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One other thought, have you checked with your lfs to see what they would buy from you? If you have loads of sparkling gourami juveniles and no where to sell them that could be a problem.

You may have other plans for your breeding, and know where to sell. You may have other plans in which case, that's brill.
 

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I know you said fish but some good invertebrates are shrimp and snails there great breeders btw (I'm aware I spelled the 9th word wrong lol)
 
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