Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
Just wanted to say that IT IS COMPLETELY POSSIBLE to end up with show quality fish breeding from petstore fish!
Chard56 did it, and I'm sure he isnt the only one who started this way. I read that it took him 5 years, but he did it. He also won new breeder of the year last year, his first year, at the IBC shows. So please dont be discouraged. I dont think that you will get show fish out of your first few spawns, but eventually, if you keep breeding only the best that you have from spawns you can end up with show quality fish too!
Of course it would be cheaper and faster to buy from a reputable breeder. At the same time, some people want a challenge, some people want to know that their wins and fish came from their own hard work into making them what they are.
10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders