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Are Guppy fish easier to breed than Betta fish?

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2009-01-09 00:15:11
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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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