what are easy egg laying fish to get?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by josh11551, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    i currently have about 20 guppy fry, and i want to try to get egg laying fish to breed. what are the easiest types to do this with and how do i go about breeding them?
    thanks =]
  2. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    I've read that convicts are easy...

  3. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    ok just to change my question a bit... a freshwater fish thats not a chiclid lol thanks though meenu =]

  4. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    I guess that eliminates angels too... how about tiger barbs. I think I remember that it isn't too hard to breed them.

    Are you wanting to do this to sell the fish to a local store?

  5. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Danios...I've had them spawn in a tank I upgraded from. By the time I got new tank set up and transferred everything, I was surprised to see all the fry! Had to change gears and get everything again running on my smaller tank.
  6. NutterFishlore VIPMember

    Depending on what size tank it is, most Rainbowfish are pretty easy to breed. Have a clump of Java Moss or a new, unused, string mophead in the tank for them to lay the eggs on. Once the eggs are laid in the moss/mop, you just remove the moss/mop complete with the eggs to a tank that contains identical water paramaters. You need to keep a good eye out for when they lay the eggs though as it won't take them long to eat them if they are not removed promptly.
  7. AquaristFishlore LegendMember


    Good morning. You may find the information on Danios helpful in your decision.
  8. REDKAHUNAValued MemberMember

    Albino cory aeneus extremley easy to breed and raise. Guppy fry and cory fry grow out great together and you will need them to keep the bottom of the fry tanks clean.
  9. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    how do you sex a female/male from each other for albino cory aeneus? and a zebra danio?
  10. wonton55912Valued MemberMember

    in zebras the female is fatter then the male
  11. BreederGuy23New MemberMember

    Yes you are exactly Albino Cory's are extremely easy to breed,but I think the panda corydoras are easier to breed.
  12. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    how do you sex corydoras?
  13. BreederGuy23New MemberMember

    Females are larger and rounder than males of the same age.
  14. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    and yes meenu i am looking to sell them to the LFS
  15. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    You could check with them to see what they would buy...
  16. Betta WhispererWell Known MemberMember

  17. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    OK i will probably start with danios and tiger barbs.How do you sex tiger barbs (i know i am asking lots of questions but =])
  18. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    questions are not a problem :)
    Meenu had a good suggestion. Ask the LFS what they would be will ing to buy from you. Most LFS prefer to trade dry goods for fish but few will out right buy them. So check it out before you go to ll that trouble and time :)
  19. josh11551Well Known MemberMember

    yeah my LFS buys fish semi-often from local breeders for half of what they will sell the fish for.he has a lot of fish but the mos expensive are male guppies and gouramis
  20. Betta WhispererWell Known MemberMember

    The males have red mouth and nose area and brighter red on the fins. Also the female should be very fat with eggs if conditioned right meaning feeding for a few weeks on live foods. fresh hatched BBS and frozen bloodworns.

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