out of swordtails, platies, mollies and guppies which one breeds fastest and most?
i'd really like to know because i've got lots of tank space andonly a couple fish that don't get pregnant so I want ones that do fast and have lots!
If your water conditions are not excellent your fish might not breed. I also found that gradually increasing the water temperature (I have mine at about 80 degrees F) gets them "in the mood". Feeding a varied diet helps and ensures healthy mom+babies. Other than that, all livebearers are excellent breeders...and every female molly I ever bought was already pregnant. Usually if you ask them at the store, they will point out the obviously pregnant females to you. What size tank do you have? Is it cycled (if not than your female might abort her pregnancy or your babies will get very sick and die). You should try to stick to no more than 1 inch of fish per Gallon. Good luck...raising fry is so much fun.
Remember that ALL livebearers will eat their young, so move your babies into a breeder as soon as you spot them. Feed them finely crushed (into a powder...literally) flakes and/or baby brine shrimp; I feed mine both.
I breed platys, guppys, and mollies. The platys seem to breed the fastest and have the most fry for me. Most of my female platys have somewhere around 30 to 60 fry at a time. I have one mickey mouse platy that has had 80 in one drop. My guppys usually have somewhere around 10 to 30 in one drop.
yea, they're pretty cute.. the other day we saw a very unusual thing - a livebearer tank at the pet store with fry in it.. I don't know how the little ones are still alive, the tank had dead adults in it and no cover.. shows how good the fry can hide & survive sometimes.
I had the MMP in its own tank with an oto, and 2 corys, and as soon as she gave birth I moved her... that's why I still have 10. But after the move, she must have let some more go cuz in the LB tank there is a sole fry hiding in the brush! My Dalamation molly is pregnant again too (when are they not, really). I just love those little guys!