Fish breeding, keeping
|new TELLING MALES FROM FEMALES by Dr. Ron Coleman
Summary: Explains the venting technique to sex fish; also provides link to an exceptional article dealing with same topic.
OF FISH SPECIES THROUGH ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION by Mitchell McKenzie
Summary: A technical paper on the artificial propagation of fish used by the author for credit in University. Serious fish hobbyists may be able to use the techniques explained here.
FISH by Cheryl Miller
Summary: Cheryl collected spawning articles from various aquarium club publications for three years, which helped her produce this overview of How To Breed Tropical Fish, covering livebearers, open substrate spawners, substrate spawners that hide their eggs, mouthbrooders, egg scatterers, mop spawners, peat spawners, and nest builders.
DO FISH MAKE BABIES...AND CAN I WATCH?"
by 'Mr. A. Non c/o Calypso'
Summary: A comprehensive article that answers many of the questions that fish breeders may have.
LOOK AT GENETICS by Bill "Pegasus NZ"
Summary: Written with particular regard to the selective breeding of guppies, this authoritative article applies to other species of fish too.
|FISHES THAT ARE NOT FOR THE BEGINNER
by Grant Gussie
Summary: The problems of owning common "beginners' fish" from guppies to neons to goldfish are discussed.
|SELECTING COMMUNITY TANK
FISHES, FOR DUMMIES by Grant Gussie
Summary: Fishes that ARE for the beginner. Grant discusses community aquaria, then gives ten examples of display aquarium set-ups based on tank size and experience level.
ROUGH GUYS by Bill "Pegasus NZ"
Summary: Some fish may be aggressive towards others. Bill discusses which species and why, and gives some suggestions as to what to do.
|A GUIDE TO FISH COMPATIBILITY by
Summary: There are no definite right or wrong answers when it comes to deciding which fish we can keep together in an aquarium, but this article provides many interesting questions to consider, and suggests some ways that aggression can be reduced.
TROPICAL FISH, GOOD OR BAD? by Bill Forrest
Summary: Selective inbreeding can produce strains of a species with enhanced characteristics (especially size, color/albinism, finnage), but undesirable traits may also develop, so breeding stock must be carefully selected and the fry culled. Linebreeding and cross-breeding strains of the same species are acceptable since the gene pool is not polluted, but hybridization (cross breeding different species) should be left to Mother Nature, since it does pollute the gene pool.
TROUBLE WITH HYBRIDS by Andrew Boyd
Summary: African cichlids, rainbowfishes and killifishes in particular can often be hybridised, either deliberately or accidentally. This is a "crime against the species" and should not be done, especially with rare or endangered species. (All fish breeders should be made aware of this).
by Kevin Thurston
Summary: What is a hybrid? Hybrid livebearers? naturally occurring hybrids? New World cichlids? African cichlids? Prejudices against hybrids in the hobby are arbitrary and inconsistent.
|NEW AQUARIUM TREND - fish that glow in the dark
by Matt Hennig
Summary: Various breeders are genetically modifying fish for luminescence and fluorescence.
|DRY AND RAINY SEASONS IN THE TANK
by Kristian Adolfsson
Summary: A detailed account of what happens in nature as the rainy season starts and progresses in tropical rain forests. How to simulate this in the aquarium, in order to trigger spawning in fish that are hard to breed. A definitive article of major significance.
|FINDING THE TRIGGERS by Bart van
Summary: Bart tells of his experiments in breeding zebra danios, bettas and golden severums..
|WARM-BLOODED FISH by Paul McFarlane
Summary: The body temperature of most fishes is the same as that of their surrounding water. But Tunas and Mackerel Sharks have the ability to raise their body temperatures, which gives them several advantages.
RAINING CATS AND FRY by Bob Berdoulay
Summary: Bob thought he was phasing out of the fish breeding part of the hobby, but during the month of August 2003, just about all the fish he owned seemed to want to spawn.
I ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE FOR THE Archocentrus spirulus
by Christian B. Homrich Jr.
Summary: Breeding fish is the first step, but what about raising the fry? Christian won a club fry raising contest by giving his fish high water temperature, high protein foods, a large swimming area, and frequent water changes.
THE WINNER IS... by Bob Berdoulay
Summary: When buying fish, how many do you need to be (almost) sure of getting a male and a female?
IS A FISH WORTH? by Kevin Thurston
Summary: How do we value fish? Are very expensive fish really worth the money?
I BREED WITH MY FISH by anonymous "Fish Fancier."
Summary: Sex for the home aquarist! This enthusiast does not just breed his fish, he has found a way to breed with his fish! Results and techniques graphically illustrated. (Humour).
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