9 Tips for Goldfish Breeder Beginners

Breeding goldfish is not that hard, but requires patience, since the process can take several months. We assume that you have kept goldfish in proper tanks for few years and are familiar with their different types and care needs. These tips are intended to provide the readers with general advice and more important to prevent common mistakes. Further and detail information is encouraged. Tips for breeding goldfish for the first time: 1. Ask your breeder to provide you with mature specimens ranging from four to six years old. Although two […] Read more »


Breeding Barbs

Barbs are egg scatterers that do not tend their eggs or fry and so a separate spawning/fry tank is needed. Spawning usually occurs between pairs, but in some species, one male may spawn with a group of two to three females. There are few visual differences between males and females, usually males are more colourful than females and less plump. To bring the adults into breeding condition, plenty of frozen foods should be included in their diet, and the water should be kept soft and slightly acid. Fine leaved plants […] Read more »


Breeding Betta

Bettas reproduce in a unique and fascinating fashion. The male will blow hundreds of bubbles at the water’s surface and create a floating nest. He then tries to court a female by spreading his fins and putting them on full display; his colors will be in their most intense and impressive state as well. If the female is receptive and ready for romance her coloration will change and she will be covered with dark vertical stripes. Her stomach will also appear rounder as her body starts producing more eggs. The […] Read more »


Breeding Guppies (Poecilia Reticulata)

Guppies are livebearers, meaning the eggs are fertilized inside the female. After 30 days mom guppies will deliver from 20 to 50 babies completely developed. These transparent miniature guppies will soon swing in search of hidden places, before they can attract unwanted attention from any adult fish in the tank. Other livebearer like mollies, swordtails, platys, including fellow guppies and their own mother will celebrate their arrival buy eating them! Talking about scary situations! Once the female is pregnant (and you would not have any doubts by looking at mom’s […] Read more »

Breeding Habits of Killifish

Killies make great pets with their sometimes breath-taking colors and easy maintenance, and while they cannot often be found in pet stores, there is an abundance of breeders and fish societies from which killifish can be obtained. Read more »

Breeding Hatchetfish

Hatchetfish are egg scatterers that do not tend their eggs or fry and so a separate spawning/fry tank is needed. Spawning occurs between pairs. However, in most species breeding is very difficult to achieve. Sexes are difficult to distinguish, but females may be plumper when ready to breed. To bring the adults into breeding condition, plenty of frozen foods should be included in the diet, and the water should be kept soft, slightly acid and with blackwater extract added. The breeding tank should be well planted and extra blackwater extract […] Read more »


Breeding Oscar Fish

When breeding them be aware that some times males can kill the female in typical cichlid fashion. Breeding Oscars is easy as long as the water is clean and you raise the temperature from the normal 25°C (77°F) to 28°C (80°F). The female will choose a flat rock to lay her eggs (about 1000 eggs) and the male will fertilize them. The opaque eggs will turn transparent in 24 hours and hatch after 2 or 3 days. Watching a pair of Oscar fish breeding is an experience that is both thrilling […] Read more »

Breeding Zebra Danio

The Zebra Danio is a prolific spawner. Females are able to spawn at intervals of two to three days, laying between 300 and 400 eggs each time. If you are considering breeding them, here are few tips that will help: Tip 1. Have a separated tank for breeding. The parents should be removed, once spawning is complete to prevent them from eating the eggs. A densely planted aquarium is recommended. Keep the tank’s water shallow (four to six inches deep) and place first the females. Wait until the next day […] Read more »

Caring for and Breeding Gouramis

These fish are very playful and energetic making them lots of fun to watch. However, males can become territorial when they are ready to breed. Still, they are usually very sociable, happiest in large shoals with plenty of hiding places, and can get along with any non-aggressive tank mate. Read more »