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|Guidelines for breeding and raising livebearers, please|
I'd like to know what the ideal conditions are for breeding and raising livebearers and their fry. Water params and temp, frequency of water changes, and anything else you can tell me. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
|Posted 15-Mar-2007 01:08|
Lord of the Beasts
That depends entirely on the species of livebearer, what species were you considering?
|Posted 15-Mar-2007 02:11|
|Posted 15-Mar-2007 02:15|
Those conditions are okay for many of the more common live bearers Ryan, but as LHG stated it really is specific to the species you want to breed.
For example most of the Mexican Goodeids come from cooler water locations and prefer and will only breed in temperature ranges from 60 to 70 degrees, as well as other requirements.
To get much more specifics on livebearers try checking out the American Liverbearers Association site. Here's the link.
|Posted 15-Mar-2007 02:44|
Thank you all for the quick responses. I'm asking for my boss who has balloon mollies. Yesterday we found many fry. I maintain her tanks weekly. Now, with the babies, she's telling me not to do any water changes! I wanted something in writing to print out and give her so she'd know the importance of clean tanks, especially since they are in a 10 gallon. I'm ready to tell her to take care of them herself, but I'd have to watch them all die.
|Posted 15-Mar-2007 13:32|
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