Entries Tagged ‘breeding’

How to Breed Guppies

Guppies are categorized as viviparous livebearers, i.e. the embryo develops inside the mother and she then gives live birth. The gestation period for a pregnant female is about 22 to 33 days. Guppies are prolific breeders, and a small tank could get overpopulated within a few months. You can make decent profits trading guppies to […]

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Breeding Bettas

Sexing Sexing bettas is quite easy. Generally, the male will have longer fins than females. But with some new varieties of betta, the females may show longer finnage. Females display two different kind of stripes. Stress stripe are horizontal and show up when the females are stressed while breeding stripes are vertical and show up […]

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Breeding Angelfish

Sexing Sexing young Pterophyllum scalare is impossible. The only sure way to sex them is to watch them breed. The female is the one laying eggs and has a fatter ovipositor (breeding tube). The male’s ovipositor is smaller and thinner. Also, older males develop a slightly more rounded cranial structure. Breeding Angelfish will breed in […]

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Breeding Bristlenose catfish

Sexing Sexing young specimens is difficult. However, mature ancistrus fish are easy to sex. The male develops “bristles” on their head. Females sometimes develop smaller protuberations around her lip. Males also bear more noticeable odontodal growth. Conditioning As sexing is difficult in young fish, you can start by having six juvenile fish. It’s almost certain […]

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Danio breeding

Before You Breed Both the Zebra Danio and the Leopard Danio breed in the same way and they can be bred together too! Cross-breeding these Danios will give you a mixture of Leopard and Zebra Danios. Sexing In mature specimens, males Danios are much slimmer than the females. Conditioning Breeding them is easy. The males […]

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White cloud mountain minnow breeding

Sexing Adult White Cloud Mountain Minnows(WCMM) are sexed very easily as the females are plumper than the males. Conditioning Breeding them is also very easy. The males and females should be separated for about two weeks before breeding. They should be fed live food during that period. The breeding tank The breeding pair(or trio – […]

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Breeding Kribensis

Sexing Mature females have a purple/red round bellies. Their bellies get a deeper coloration when they are ready to breed.  Males get bigger than females and have a pointed dorsal fin while that of the female is rounded. Before you breed You should note that kribs get protective – aggressive towards other tank mates – […]

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Kribensis Fry Care

The kribensis fry start swimming about ten days after spawning. The female will closely guard them. Every night the female will bring the fry back a cave(not necessarily the same one) and every morning the female will scout the surrounding before taking out the fry again. Help The Parents Add a small night light near […]

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