Livebearing tropical fish belong to several fish families. What they all have in common is that they do not lay eggs. They give birth to live offspring
When you find that you enjoy keeping fish, you may want to breed and sell offspring. Reproduction is a delicate process. Here are some basics on the selection process to help you decide if this is what you want to do.
Let’s learn first about tropical fish and how they reproduce. Some fish reproduce easily and some require time and humor to reproduce. They can give birth to young children who live (called fry, like “little fry”) or lay eggs. With the eggs, the female can place it in cracks at the bottom, on each side of the tank, or in open water so that the male can reach it and fertilize it. There are species that store eggs in their mouths
Get the right fish – well, you’ll need both male and female fish. If you have a tank full of either, nothing will happen. The pet store can help you know if you have a good mix of male and female fish.
Watch the mating ritual – your fish may be ready to breed when you see them mating. Men and women who delude themselves can take the next step.
Create a breeding aquarium – it is best to breed tropical fish in a separate aquarium. Most fish like clean environments to keep their eggs. In addition, the larvae are an ideal food for many other fish and even for fathers if they are in a common bond when they are breeding. The farming pond will need the same pH, temperature, and nutrient levels that fish are used to. The frying net allows you to separate the children from the parents once they are born.
Buy baby food – baby fish do not eat the same way as adult fish. Before breeding, find out what food you need to eat. Baby fish are completely hungry and you will need to feed them immediately.
Sell your new fish – Once the new fish have reached a certain age, they are ready to find a place to live. And because they lay so many eggs, it makes no sense to keep them all in the same tank. Potential buyers or new homes lined up before they start breeding.
Are you interested in creating a new aquatic life? Learn about the specifics of breeding and breeding so you can plan before you start the process.