Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
You need more tanks than a 5 and a 20.
Choose a fish that you like for your twenty gallon.. Get to know the species really well before breeding, learn as much as you can about your species. Become an expert in your species.
That's just my approach to breeding. I'm not one for breeding fish you have little experience with.
Then find a grow out tank + supplies, and finally attempt breeding. You can do guppies if you want but I'd find something more exciting. Personally, I think honey gourami would be a good choice.. Beautiful fish that breed easily and would be easy to sell. A lot of stores have way too many guppies and don't really want more, unless you order a nice strain online. For selling, you can post ads online, on TFK (main forum) or you can arrange to sell them to a pet shop (you have to make this agreement before bringing in the fish). You can get a male and 2 females in your 20. Or, just a male, or just two females, and introduce the opposite sex when you're prepared. And when you have something big enough you can try spawning, gourami react well to lowering the water level to about 6", and they build bubble nests like betta, they only difference is that as soon as the eggs hatch you should remove the male.
I personally think it's great that younger people are trying out raising fish, but a lot of people will surely look down on you in this hobby. That's why you want to wait until you're totally prepared, so you can prove them wrong. :D
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Last edited by Olympia; 04-21-2012 at 04:21 PM.