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Breeding room.

Hello guys. So im going to make a breeding room probably with 10-15 tanks.Im going to breed some livebearers because are easy to breed and have the biggest market in my country. So my question is how to scape the tanks. I dont think to make them bare tanks too much maintnance for me.Im thinking of making them planted tanks. What plants should i use? Should i go with the nautral way of breeding them? I mean leave them to give birth to theyre fry and only the fittest survive. Or should i separate the ones that are about ready to give birth? But this method stresses the fish but gives bigger yield of fish? I hope you can help me. Thanks .
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Problem with planted tanks is hard to scoop out stuffyou want to sell and you move plants around, creates a mess, stirs up derbis, creates ammonia spike, kills stuff. I've moved all my shrimp tanks to moss only because the plants would obscure how many I actually had to sell, too hard to get them all netted without moving plants all around. If you look online, you'll see most breeders do bare bottom, or even plants in pots instead with bare bottom. Easy to clean the tank after you sell the fish and vacuum the bottom, if you get an infection, easy to drain the tank and refill rather than tear out all the plants, gravel, clean it all, etc.

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Hornwort, guppygrasss, mosses and other floting plants can work.
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Now that i've thought about it getochkn youre right. Im gonna do them plantless. But how should i save the fry? How do i know that eg. the guppy is bout to give birth?
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