Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site
Tropical Fish Forums
Aquarium fishkeeping around the world!
 
ChatChat  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
Which fish to practice breeding?
 Forum Index > Cichlids and Cichlid Tanks  Reply to topic   Post new topic
Author Message
JayJay_65
Members


Joined: 17 Nov 2009

PostPosted: 2010.12.23(Thu)11:54    Post subject: Which fish to practice breeding? Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone had an idea of which cichlid I could keep in my 38G long to learn off of how to breed cichlids successfully.. any ideas?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
UncleWillie
Advisors


Joined: 26 Nov 2007
Location: Georgia, USA

PostPosted: 2010.12.23(Thu)13:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Convicts are like the guppies of the cichlids. Have a male and female, and soon you will have more fish than you can count. Not a real challenge, and you must be ruthless with culling. They tend to make good feeders for folks who grow their own fish food for predatory fish. If this isn't your style, I'm sure someone can suggest a cichlid that is not as easy as convicts so that you won't be up to elbows in fish that you can't sell.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
diademhill
Advisors


Joined: 18 Apr 2007

PostPosted: 2010.12.23(Thu)15:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is your tap water like?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JayJay_65
Members


Joined: 17 Nov 2009

PostPosted: 2010.12.23(Thu)22:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill, without adding any sort of chemical to change my water's pH, it stays steady at 7.8
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
diademhill
Advisors


Joined: 18 Apr 2007

PostPosted: 2010.12.24(Fri)2:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chemicals son't work reliably to lower pH so you need to consider African species. I would suggest a trio of one of the smaller julidochromis or L brichardi.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Cichlids and Cichlid Tanks All times are GMT - 6 Hours Reply to topic   Post new topic
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L