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Andre Duarte
01/01/2016, 04:36 PM
Hey friends,
What's the best marine fishes for captive breeding? Can somebody tell me something about it?

Thanks a lot!

01/01/2016, 04:55 PM
Start reading all of the threads here on breeding. Your question is a loaded one, you're going to have to narrow it down as to what you want to breed and what the saltwater fish in your area are selling. Makes no sense in breeding fish that nobody will buy.

Andre Duarte
01/01/2016, 06:22 PM
Ok Dkuhlmann,
Maybe I need to be more specific on my question.
For a better understanding I will explain my need and what I want to know. Ok?
I am planning to start a marine fish farm for breed some fishes to sell. I am initiating with clownfishes A.Ocellaris and A. Percula. But, I want to expand the species and I finding for other fishes to breed.
I'm reading the threads one by one and I am learning too much! But I want to know what's the best species for it.

01/01/2016, 10:40 PM
Marine fish farm, huh? Sounds real interesting! There's a book called "The Complete Illustrated Breeder's Guide to Marine Aquariums" by Matthew Wittenrich that you might enjoy. It details a few species that are pretty easy to breed, however not on a highly commercial scale, in addition to how to setup breeding, food cultivation, etc. Here're a few popular fish in the USA that are supposed to be easy to breed in the aquarium; granted, they might not be fit to mass culture like most freshwater fish, but they spawn on a regular basis:
Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kaudernii), make sure to check for iridovirus if you use wild caught stock.
Clownfish (most species)
Dottybacks (Pseudochromis fridmani is commonly bred nowadays from what I understand)
Comets (Calloplesiops altivelis)
Assessors (Assessor flavissimus is supposed to be easy to breed)
Royal gramma (Gramma loreto)

From what I've seen on this forum, the majority of people here breed clownfish or banggai cardinalfish, since they're easy to spawn; there's not a lot of variety in terms of other fish species being bred on this subforum. Gogo7 is working on Stonogobiops nematodes, and Kizanne basically spawns whatever she can get her hands on (I think she's working on dragonets right now?).

Andre Duarte
01/02/2016, 05:12 AM
Cool! That was a great tip. I will find this book to buy, can be very useful for me. About the species, many of the species you mentioned are very valuables on the market, mainly the Royal gramma, that is one of the species who have natives on Brazilian coast and that are prohibited to be sold here (only imported or captive breed have this authorization). Some other species so common on USA the most people don't know anything about it. Even the banggai cardinalfish is a very valuable fish here. Beyond this, I love that marine life at all and I would make somethings different, advanced for acquire more expertise on my hobby.
Thanks for your support!