Originally Posted by Rachel Keithley
im 13 and i have a male blue fish thts named swimmy. and u have 2 admit im kinda lazy but i've taken good care of him. im hopping 2 get a female fish (prefer a red 1) so they can start a family.us any 1 know were incan get the girl @?
If you are kind of lazy, breeding is not for you. After a certain age, all the male fry will need seperate tanks or bowls that you have to heat, filter and clean. You can get up to 100 fry in your first batch, too - would your parents be ok with:
- tanks for each of the parents
- a breeding tank
- grow-out tanks
- a sorority tank for all the female fry
- separate tanks for all the male fry
- micro cultures all over the place?
If you do want to get some experience breeding fish, get a 10 gallon and stock it with one male and 3 female guppies. You'll have fish babies coming out of your ears (but not literally).