Good First Fish For Beginner Breeding Tub Help

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  1. misobean

    misobeanValued MemberMember

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    Hi everyone!

    What do you think would be a good fish for my first tub project? and something I can make some profit from?
    I was thinking fancy guppies or sword tails but are there any other cool fish I could opt to try too? I've heard some people say corydoras and shrimps would work?

    All responses appreciated!
     
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    I think White Cloud Mountain Minnows would be great. Mine never ate their own fry. Is it profitable? I don’t know.

    Maybe Bristlenose Plecos? I was thinking of breeding them in large outdoor tubs myself next summer. @Mcasella, any thoughts?
     
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    I think there is good money in certain endler strains ...
     
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    Fancy guppies or enders and bristlenose would be a good mix.
     
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    Long finned WCMM are harder to find so I imagine they'd be more profitable. Just remember they like cooler temps.
     
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    Long fins would be very profitable I think . They are a beautiful fish without a doubt . In compare a regular or even gold white cloud will sell for 2.99 so you will get maybe .75 for one . Long fins go for $16 in my area [not sure if each or pair but I think pair?] .
    There may be one issue with them and that is whether they breed true ...I had them and breed them [by accident] and I think the gene is recessive ? I grew out many regular white clouds if memory serves me correct .The one store I got mine from said they got theirs from a breeder in Mass who used a pond ! He knew of no other source.
     
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    misobeanValued MemberMember

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    Thanks for the replies everyone!
    I think I'll go for fancy guppies and bristlenose! (would dwarf bristlenose work?)
    I would have liked to try the long finned white clouds but sadly I can't find any here...

    What else do you guys think would do well in a tub? for future projects
     
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    (Common bristlenose are pretty much a dwarf pleco already, some strains grow up to smaller total length. There are some other types of bristlenose they grow out smaller like ancistrus claro)
     
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