A sustainable aquarium fish-breeding program backed by the World Bank and World Fish Center is improving living conditions for villagers in Cameroon.
It’s a thrill when oscar fish breed for the first time. If you’ve been keeping oscars a long time, odds are pretty good that you’ve raised a breeding pair. If you don’t have large adults, you may be able to find some at your local fish store. Oscar fish are often brought back to the fish store after the 1-inch juvenile they purchased grew too big for their aquariums or bullied the other fish in the aquarium. So, if you find adults at the store, how do you pick out fish that are a possible breeding pair?
Aquarium filtration must accommodate the enormous waste produced by oscar fish. My suggestion is to begin with a double-outlet, powerhead-driven undergravel filter weighted with heavy rocks beneath a 1-inch or more layer of gravel. You’ll also need a large canister filter with ammonia-removing zeolite and a hang-on-the-back filter with fiber foam and activated carbon. Commercial breeders use trickle filters. A simple, inexpensive trickle filter can be constructed with a powerhead, a 5-gallon bucket and a quantity of plastic bioballs.
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Walk into any pet or aquarium store, and you’re going to find . That orange-and-white-striped Nemo is practically synonymous with saltwater aquariums, and it’s one of the first fish new hobbyists turn to. It was also one of the first marine aquarium fish to be bred in captivity, back in the 1970s. Today dozens of varieties are available from breeders around the world.Some people have had bad experiences with breeder boxes and now only use a breeder net. It is also a good idea to purchase some real or plastic Baby Hide Out or Breeding Grass for the top of the aquarium. The breeding grass is just in case the mother gives birth before you have a chance to put her in the breeder box. The fry will instinctively swim to the top of the aquarium and the breeder grass provides a great hiding place so they won't get eaten by the bigger fish in your tank.“The driver is what the customers want—and the customers want survival,” says John Carberry, chairman and co-founder of Sustainable Aquatics, a major breeder of saltwater fish for the aquarium trade. “Hatchery-raised fish just survive a lot better. It’s economics.”Try to perform 25 percent weekly for your baby guppies. This will aid in the optimal growth of your baby tropical fish. After a few weeks in the breeder box your new babies will soon outgrow their home and you will need to move them either to a new tank or your main tank with a divider installed. By 8 weeks old your baby fish will most likely be able to return to the main tank without a divider. However, it really depends on the size of the other inhabitants in your aquarium. Use your best judgement before releasing them into the main tank.