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Old 04-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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This summer I plan on subbing a number of fish to breed for the store, what would be god easy choices? So far I am looking at H. Formosa (least killi), guppies, Creamscicle lyre tail mollies, and possibly 5-6 breeding pairs of plecos. Past that I have no ideas though. What would everyone recommend?

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Do some shellies, apistogramma, etc. the not everyday fish.
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Three-spot/opaline/gold gouramis or paradisefish. Super easy to breed at lower temperatures, and quite popular.
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Do some shellies, apistogramma, etc. the not everyday fish.
I'm also tubbing some buffalo heads. Forgot about that


I'm just wondering if I can realistically expect Shellie's to breed at a reasonable rate in the tubs, it might be easier to just set up 15g breeding tanks with pairs or trios.
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Three-spot/opaline/gold gouramis or paradisefish. Super easy to breed at lower temperatures, and quite popular.
I'll definitely look into the paradise fish, I've always loved them, and they're an easy sell.
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Shellies, like all Tangies, grow super slow. You'd only get a single generation in a summer. Buffaloheads grow super fast, though. And they're cool-looking, so they'd probably sell fast. Paradisefish... nothing like them. SO cool.
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Shellies, like all Tangies, grow super slow. You'd only get a single generation in a summer. Buffaloheads grow super fast, though. And they're cool-looking, so they'd probably sell fast. Paradisefish... nothing like them. SO cool.
I agree, I love them. I'm thinking I'll fill my 300g tub with hornwort floaters and algae then just put 10-15 pairs of paradise fish in it, hopefully by the time I pull I'll have a few hundred.

The buffalo heads are some of my favorites, right now I've got 1 pair and about 20 fry ranging from 1/4" to 1.5"
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just about any live bearers would be good. ive heard about white clouds doing well outside. depending on where in ks you are would depend on how well fish will do. i know when i lived out west it would get 115 during the summer and some times hotter. not many fish will handle those temps.
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