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new to breeding

7 years 6 months ago #34100 by scubadiver
Replied by scubadiver on topic new to breeding
Start with lwanda, ngara, ruby reds, koningsi, albino eureka red and sulfer heads.

Buy juvies and fry and grow them up.

Out cross or make sure you get a good line.

Start with 10 juvies and you get what you get and they will breed.

For aulonocara picking ones you think are pretty is a great way to start.

Feed them good food so they look pretty and are healthy.

Your first question was a little too vague.

What is your goal for breeding?

Are you looking to be involved or commited
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7 years 6 months ago #34099 by sawboy
Replied by sawboy on topic new to breeding

Jim_ wrote: Not many people give advise on this forum.


Untrue. But it certainly will be the case if ya start making blanket statements like that.

For filtration geared to breeding, go with a central pump and sponge filters. 2 males and 12 females will be too crowded in a 40 in my opinion. I'd day 2/5, or 1/6, with another all male tank for spare males.

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7 years 6 months ago #34094 by Jim_
Replied by Jim_ on topic new to breeding
I plan to breed peacocks I will start with 6 breeds. I was wondering if any breeders can chime in I want to know the filtration to use sponges or sump, what is the best way to start out. I talk to a guy who told me I should buy like 50 fry of each fish for like 2 bucks each put them in the tank and grow them out then keep the best 2 males and 12 females and start to sell the rest.
Not many people give advise on this forum.

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7 years 6 months ago #34090 by mikeg2929
Replied by mikeg2929 on topic new to breeding
Breed what you like; Don't keep every fry; breed fish that can live together together; cull mercilessly.

You'll need a few smaller tanks.

40's are great for julis, small lamps, altolamps, brichardi types

A peacock male with a harem of females can work, too.

What do you like?

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7 years 6 months ago #34083 by Jim_
new to breeding was created by Jim_
I am getting 6 40 gal breeder tanks at a good price I am going to start breeding cichlids what would be the best fish to start with I am going to do 6 diffarent ones. and what would be the best approch to getting started

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