I am going to start breeding here shortly and would like your opinion on what I have to work with and my plans.
I am planning on breeding for Combtails at this time.I do have pet store fish, but to be honest I am only planning on breeding them this first time to get experience. If all goes well this time then I will probably go to Halfmoons or Crowntails, bu I prefer the look of a Combtail to a Crowntail. If breeding is something I will seriously be doing then I will invest in better fish.
Right now I am going to be giving them away as pet quality to some local fish aficionados who I have already spoken to and are excited about the possibility of having a breeder in the area so they dont have to keep buying from Petco or Walmart or having to ship the fish from around the country or world. I am also thinking of giving the rest away on here to get experience with shipping.
I am prepared to cull, even though I dont like the idea of taking some of the lives that I brought into the world, because I know that it is a necessary evil. Even a pet quality spawning should be the best that it can be.
I am already collecting jars from various places. I am getting the 1 gal yogurt containers from my work and other .5-2 gal jars and containers from second hand stores, garage sales, and anywhere else that I can find them cheaply.
I plan on getting a 20 or 30gal grow out tank. I have a 10gal that is housing my male right now, but I will be getting him a smaller tank and using that one as a spawning tank.
I have read up and done my research, but I am by no means an expert. Which is why I am asking for your guys' opinions.
Now for pictures of the possible pairs!
Sorry that the pictures are so large, I dont know how to make them smaller on here.
Oh, as a side note, Zeus is recovering from tail rot right now so his tail looks a bit.... icky... It also looks like he took a big bite out of it. I wont be breeding him until he is completely over the rot.