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Easiest fish to breed?

Hello all,
What is the easiest aquarium fish to breed and raise?
Let me know your top two or three.
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All Livebearers (don't remember spelling)
Endlers, Guppies, Mollies, etc.

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I would say endlers as my first choice (I've never seen them bother their young) but if you want to watch some excellent parenting behavior, try convict cichlids. But be prepared for lots of babies that nobody wants Mom and Dad are very watchful of their fry... to the point of attacking the glass if you get too close while watching them.
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Black mollies, platies, swords, endlers, guppies--all impossible to KEEP from breeding assuming non-lethal tank conditions and at least one available male.

However, the best easiest fish to breed is going to depend on your goal in breeding 'em.
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Re: Easiest fish to breed?

You should try breeding kribenses (sp?)

I had guppies that were breeding but they always disappeared. I think the adults were eating them.. ?

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Most livebearers will eat their young... except endlers, but if the fry are removed from the adults then you'll be overrun with fry within a few months.
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Guppies, they have pretty much overrun the work thank.. if if they do eat the young the tank has been exponentially growing in inhabitants over the past 6 months
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Livebearers, for sure. I've had two platy litters (LOL) in a week. I'd be overrun, except I don't bother to remove them, so they're snacks for the other fish.
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Either guppies or convicts..

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Lol definitely convicts. They were born to breed.

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Aside from livebearers, Kribs were fun for my family. We had them in a species only 40B. Lightly planted, only a few stems and lots of fissiden. It was quite the experience to watch the parents bring the fry out to search for food.
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Pelvicachromis Kribensis are very easy to breed and they take very good care of their young. They are a true tank beauty and are pretty hardy as well. Their mating rituals are very awesome to watch. their colors get very bright and vibrant when mating and while they have fry. I would def go with them!
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Guppies are the easiest and fastest breeding fish IMO because I had 3 guppies in September and as of right now, I have 100+ because of those three guppies.
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Re: Easiest fish to breed?

From my personal experience livebearers and convicts. As others mentioned I have also heard Kribs are also easy too.

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very informative thread thanks for all the info

i previously planned to breed ghost shrimps, but not anymore

i'll try breeding some endlers or maybe convicts

it be wonderful to see their behavior and interactions with their fries
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