Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cultivation Ornamental Fish Live Bearer

Posted: 03 Mar 2011 07:50 PM PST

2Cultivation Ornamental Fish Live Bearer 02 Cultivation Ornamental Fish Live Bearer

Ornamental fish well known by the public as an aquarium decoration.

Ornamental fish, not everything can be cultivated. In the breeding of ornamental fish to watch out for each type has the characteristics and living habits are different, for example how to spawning, nesting, or preparing a nest.

Ornamental fish breeding mode there are several kinds:

  1. ornamental fish that give birth.
  2. ornamental fish that lay scattered about.
  3. ornamental fish that lay their eggs on a substrate.
  4. ornamental fish that incubate their eggs in foam nest.
  5. The fish that hatch their eggs in the mouth.

In this paper will discuss the ways in which litter maintenance of ornamental fish (live bearers), for example:

  • Fish Guppy (Poecilia reticulata Guppy)
  • Fish Molly (Poelicia latipinna Sailfin Molly)
  • Fish Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus Platy)
  • Sword Fish tail (Xiphophorus helleri Sword tail)

Parent Males

  • Having gonopodium (a bulge behind the pelvic fins), which is a modified anal fin in the form of a long fin.
  • Body was slim.
  • The color is brighter.
  • Dorsal fin is longer.
  • Head was big.

Female Parent

  • Behind the pelvic fins no gonopodium, but a smooth fin.
  • His body fat
  • The color is less bright.
  • Dorsal fin plain.
  • The head was pointed.


  1. Water that is required is the epidermis which contain enough oxygen (O2) and clear.
  2. Water temperature ranges from 15 ~ 270C.
  3. The preferred pH is slightly alkaline, ie around 7 ~ 8.
  4. Food provided can be either natural foods (choke, worms, water fleas) and artificial foods, given adequate.


  1. Selection of the parent. Choose the size of the parent who is relatively large, bulging body shape and has a beautiful color.
  2. Parent-parent who has been selected for inclusion in a bathtub holding a few pairs. But if want a specific lineage can also be done by separating the tanks to be withdrawn in pairs.
  3. Bath spawning should be controlled every day. After birth, the children of fish should be quickly taken and separated from its mother so as not to be eaten by its mother.


  1. The children newly born fish do not need food, because they still contain egg yolk (egg yolk). After 4 ~ 5 days only juveniles can be fed water fleas that have been filtered, or yellow eggs that have been boiled and destroyed.
  2. After achieving the medium size (2 ~ 3 cm) can be worm food, then after reaching adult size (5 ~ 7 cm) can be given food choke.
  3. In addition to natural foods can also be given additional food in the form of dried worms, jelly, etc..
  4. The food should be 2 times a day, should not be excessive, because it can cause decay that can meerusak water quality.
  5. Substitution of water. The water in the basin or tank should not be dirty / muddy, because it can cause child mortality of fish. Dirt can be cleaned every 2 ~ 3 days manner disiphon, water is wasted when cleaned as much as 10 ~ 20% can be replaced with new water.


Live bearer fish farming is very easy and have a high success rate. For one pair of fish can produce 50 to 100 acres for a one-time spawning fish. This fish species is also an ornamental fish which can be exported for example: Guppy fish. With proper maintenance techniques and high perseverance will get results with a very beautiful color.

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