What Fish Can Breed In A 65?

MD_Plants

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I'm receiving a 65 gallon tank in a few days and want to ask some members of FL what i should breed in it. I don't want 2 fish in there and would prefer something that is a large group, non-livebearers, rarer, and would not be super aggresivc. I have guppies in other tanks and would prefer not anything like that. Any ideas? I was thinking BN plecos
 

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i wouldn't breed the Bristle nose. I know that many of lfs here are overstocked always, with Bn and buy them extremly cheap. They appear to be everyone's lets breed a fish, first. As for what to breed, i can't think of anything in large schools that are rare suitable for your aquarium. What about a shoal of wild betta. Maybe go with a 4:2 to give the males a break.
 
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When i was saying rarer i was trying to say like a more rare genus of a fish, like a black moscow instead of fancy guppies. I just want something that dosnt need to be seperated and all can live together, and preferable dont get massive
 

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Wild bettas seem the in fish right now as well as shell dwellers which both would fit the description you are looking for. The newer crosses of cories like the laser ones are also very popular. Some of the older color morphs of swordtails are coming back as well if you can find some that are still pure line.
 
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Im thinking about wild bettas. What do you mean by that? Like a pure strain or just randoms or what? Im sort of new to bettas and have little experience
 
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Looking into it, it seems like the bettas need to be in seperate tanks before they breed. Is this true?
 

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Are you planning to sell? If so I highly encourage you to fully look into the cost of this endeavor and the complexities retail/wholesale involves before you commit to it.
 
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Thunder_o_b said:
Are you planning to sell? If so I highly encourage you to fully look into the cost of this endeavor and the complexities retail/wholesale involves before you commit to it.
I’m not sure I want to purposely sell or just sell the extras that I don’t need. And I have experience with guppies, Oscar, chiclids, and at one point my pair of Bala sharks
 

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most wild species of betta do not need to be in separate aquariums. In fact, most wild bettas can be kept in small shoals. It's only the splenden species and a few others that are recommend to be separated.
 
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I'm actually starting to think about getting 5 panda corys and seeing what happens with those. anyone agree or disagree?
 

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Agreed. I would also suggest a group of endlers or something to fill out the top and breed them as well. or my fav, albino full red guppies!
 
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