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Guppies as Feeders (was Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #163)

???????????? wrote:
> Aren't guppies the easiest fish to bred for feeder fish?

No way. They produce very few young, compared to many other fish, and
are more susceptible to disease and bad water conditions than most. 

Some egg layers, like goldfish, lay thousands of eggs, and the young are
as easy to raise as guppies, if not easier. They can be raised outdoors
in temperate climates, while guppies can't be.

*Macropodis opercularis* (Paradise Fish) will produce about 300-500
young per week per pair, and also don't need sub-tropical conditions.
Guppies can't touch that kind of production!


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