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Guppies are lots easier to breed than bettas. Guppies mainly do three things. 1) Swim. 2) Eat. 3) Breed like crazy. All you need to breed guppies is a few males, a half-dozen females, a birthing tank, and patience. My wife and I bought 5 female guppies to add to our community tank, and they were pregnant when we got them from the pet store. Bettas, on the other hand, require some pretty complex steps, a large amount of space, lots of equipment and supplies. Breeding bettas is not for the faint of heart or for those who do not have a huge room to use for them. When bettas breed, they lay upwards of 500 eggs, and once hatched and grown a bit each of those 500 small bettas will need their own betta jars. Special food is required for betta fry (namely a salt brine culture) then as they get a bit bigger you need another food type (daphnia). Breed guppies, its tons easier and lots cheaper. Just a correction to the previous answer... even IF a betta does lay 500+ eggs, you certaintly won't have to house 500+ fish as on average about 60% of the spawn will die before full maturity. Occasionally a larger percentage will survive, but NEVER has there been a 100% survival rate with ANY size spawn.

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Q: Are Guppy fish easier to breed than Betta fish?
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Can you breed a betta with a guppie?

No, the Siamese fighting fish (Betta's) would kill the guppy, they are highly vicious.

Will a female betta fish mate with a male guppy fish?


What is an easy fish to get?

Guppy or a minnow or a betta

Can glow in the dark guppy fish be in the same tank as a betta fish?

Not unless you want the guppy thing to be eaten.

What are the chances that a Siamese fighting fish will mistake a fan tail guppy for another Siamese fighting fish?

Fish are not stupid. There is no chance that a Betta splendens would mistake a guppy for another Betta.

Will a betta eat a guppy?

Most fish will eat any small fish that they can fit in their mouth. A Betta will eat a baby guppy but could not eat a fully grown one.

What kind of fish doesn't a male betta fish eat?

You can try to put Guppy fish in with your Betta fish. That would be one of the only fish that i would put in with my Betta fish. I say that because i have a Betta male and he is OKAY with guppies. the first guppy i put in his died to to getting picked on by him but the others did not, so just give him another chance if you decide to get guppies. Hope i helped!

Can you breed betta fish in a goldfish bowl?

No and do not even attempt to breed Betta fish unless you know exactly what you are doing.

Are betta fish salt water?

Betta fish - Siamese fighter fish are not salt waters fish. But there is another breed of Betta which is called a marine betta and they are salt water fish.

Do you need to use a heater to breed betta fish?

No they don't i had Betta fish for 2 years and never used a heater to breed them.

Is it possible to breed betta fish in glass aquarium?

It is possible to breed betta fish in an aquarium setting. However breeding betta fish is a challenging job and should only be done with proper conditioning, housing and lots of research. Be sure to know your facts before you try to breed betta fish.

Can a guppy breed with a neon?

No, they are different species of fish

Can you breed a betta fish?

yes but its diffucult

Can betas live with guppy's?

No. Male bettas can be kept in community aquariums, but should not be kept with fish that look anything like they do, or are small enough to eat. A male betta will mistake a guppy for another betta and kill it. Female bettas, however, can be kept with other "betta-like" fish without a problem.

Can you breed any other fish with a female betta fish?

The simple answer is no.

Can Commit fish breed with Betta fish?

No, Betta fish are aggressive toward any other fish they see. They cannot mate.

I have a 2 guppy fish in a ten gallon tank can I put a female betta with them?

this might work, but put in 2 more guppies before you put in the betta. this will not work with a male betta.

Will guppys eat guppys?

Well, Adult Guppy's Can't Eat Other Adult Guppy's. If The Guppy's Breed Then They Won't Eat Any Of The Guppy Baby's. They Will All Work Together To Take Care Of The Baby's. But If They Breed And You Add Another Guppy/Fish Then It May Eat The Baby's.

Do betta fish eat Guppies?

If a fish (guppy) is small/young enough to fit in the Bettas' mouth then there is a good chance it will be eaten.

Can a male plakat betta fish mate with a regular female betta fish?

Yes all bettas can mate with other bettas. " regular betta fish" there are different types and they can all breed together.

Can you breed two different types of betta fish?


What is the most common fresh water fish?

the three most common fresh water is guppy or million fish, goldfish, and betta or Siamese fighting fish.

Can you breed a mosquito fish with a guppy?

I doubt that they can breed, a lot more depends on if two fish can breed than just their size, as far as I know guppies can only breed with other guppies.

What does it mean that a male Betta Fish has bubbles at the top of his bowl since adding a female Betta Fish yesterday?

it means the male wants to breed

If you breed a pink male betta fish with a light blue female betta fish what colors do the babies come out to be?

most likely a purple or lavender