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By Lorraine | 13 March 2020 | 0 Comments

Equipment And Breeding Fish

Let's take a look at how this article teaches fish breeding and introduces breeding equipment. Space is the primary condition for the successful spawning of many species. As the breeding time of fish approaches, they tend to become territorial. During this time, most males become very aggressive and will drive away any potential competitors. This is especially dangerous for young fish, and even more dangerous if they cannot get to a safer place away from offensive fish males. The initial requirement for fish breeding is enough space for them to chase, hide and move. Some species require very little space and do not become particularly aggressive.


Things You Need to Know About Fish Breeding

Some fish enter the spawning state after receiving nutritious food. Therefore, it is a good practice to give special attention to breeders who are going to spawn fish. This kind of special attention aims at bringing the fish to their topmost reproductive state. If you have some extra aquariums, place the two sexes separately in the two aquariums.
When your fish is ready to spawn, a delivery fish tank is a wise choice. This prevents fry from being eaten by other fish. Since some fish can become very strained at this stage and tend to jump out, a tight lid should be placed on the tank. The conditions in the delivery aquarium should be as close to those in the original aquarium as possible. This will save the parent fish from any undesirable stress at such a critical stage in the breeding cycle.
An aquarium dedicated to rearing fry is also desirable. If the parents are protective, they do not necessarily need to be removed. The needs and requirements of the fry are very different from those of big fish. They need special food, at least until they grow bigger. Filtering must also be changed to accommodate fry. As the fry start developing you can perform a 10% water change the first few days, and then raise this up to a 40% water change every day to keep the water clean. Clean water helps keep your fry healthy and fast-growing. Optimal survival of the fry is ensured if you segregate the fry depending on their size. The fastest-growing fry is almost always males. The bigger fry will eat the smaller ones if they are not separated.
Some use breeding traps as a place where female carriers can put her fry to grow. As a result, fry is inaccessible because they will be placed in a separate plastic compartment and attached to the edge of the aquarium. If the
breed aquarium tank is too small to accommodate the female, the chances of her miscarrying while struggling to escape are very high.
According to the characteristics of different types of fish, a spawning aquarium with different types of fish should be set up. Scatterers will eat their own eggs. So be careful not to let their eggs fall in the reach of their parents. For this small fish, a 5-10 gallon capacity fish tank is the best choice. The parents should be removed after spawning. If the fish lays non-adhesive eggs, it is better to put nylon netting just above the aquarium floor. The eggs will then fall out of the reach of the parents. In case the eggs are adhesive, then they will be laid among the leaves of plants.

Things You Need to Care for the Aquarium for Breeding

Aquariums should be decorated according to egg depositors’ behavior. It is advisable to provide these fish with broad-leafed plants, flat stones, upturned flower pots, coconut shells, or rocky caves. If your fish live in rocky areas in the wild, they will appreciate caves or flat stones as breeding places, and so on. Placing plants and caves gives fish a sense of security, even if they are not spawners.
Since the eggs and the young are protected by their parents, the mouthbrooder can stay in the main tank even when spawning. However, brooding does bring aggression and brooding fished can cause harm to any other fish in the aquarium. For this reason alone, it is best to put these fish in a new aquarium while they are breeding.
Building a new aquarium for breeding purposes is fairly easy. You don't need to go through all the steps to start a new aquarium. Because you can use water and bacteria from your original aquarium. Another fish tank for breeding does not need to be very large. A 2-6 gallon tank is usually sufficient for most fish. The best way to set up your new aquarium is easy to take water from your existing aquarium and use this to set up your new aquarium. Since the fish are being transported from the old aquarium, they will already be acclimatized to this water. Using a foam filter for a few weeks in your old aquarium will help you collect a good quantity of beneficial bacteria that can be easily moved to the new aquarium. Decorations and plants can be kept to a minimum for most species. Changing the water in this aquarium regularly is a must. The best way to clean out the material wastes in this aquarium is to siphon it out using a flexible pipe.
Remember, it's easy to take some fry out when you siphon out the waste. Therefore, it is best to siphon the waste into a clean bucket. This will help you to save some annoying little fish fry without too much trouble.
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