Breeding another type of fish for experience will be completely fine as long as you can provide the optimal homes for them.
I would recommend breeding an easy beginner fish for starters and raise the fry similar to how you would raise bettas.......
are great beginner breeder fish as they are profilic breeders and there fry are relatively hardy, I currently have a Guppy fry tank outside aswell as a male guppy tank, I am planning on having a successful breeding colony after I raise the fry to adulthood.
Guppies are relatively easy to breed as they are livebearers and have been known to multiply without any sort of assistance for breeding and preserving the fry. Males and females will naturally breed when plac in the same tank and for minimal stress, along with best results, you ideally should have 1 male and 3 females. The gestation period for these fish are short and you should have babies after about 28 days. Only of fertilization occurs
Guppies require little or no maintenance to get the fish to breed yet I would treat them as you would when breeding bettas if you are planning to get ready, if you were to breed guppies as they are usually bred, you would gain little experience from this so ideally you would want the below materials
1 20 gallon fry grow out tank for an average spawn size of around 50. Please note though that a guppy spawn wont be nearly as large
A heavily planted 5-10 gallon spawning tank, though in this case you would want a minimum of 3 females and a male
A high a quality breeding pair with no deformities
Homes for all of the fry
Cover for the fry
Last edited by Mo; 04-20-2012 at 04:13 PM.