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    Snails, Guppies and Corys, OH MY!!! GuppyGirl1230's Avatar
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    It really depends-look up on aquabid and see what they are going for. I want to say I bought mine at about 4 bucks a piece, but that was at a big box pet supply store. Not good stock at all, lost all three. I would love more though. I would see what they are going for on different sites and go from there. :-)


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    Yeah I just can't sell them online. Don't have the equipment and stuff to ship to fish.. They would die instantly.



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    When mine were only 1/2" long or so, I sold them for $5 each. When they get a little bigger, I was getting $10 for them. People were buying 10 or more at a time, and they went fast. Good luck.
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    I got a really mad Craigslist customer who said that they have a shorter life expectancy because I have been cross breeding (I am assuming he thinks that I have the babies in the same tank as the parents??), but if they have been breeding for a long time does it effect life time expectancy? And no, they are not cross breeding, I have a separate tank I put the babies in. He also got mad when I was trying to sell them for $3.50 a piece (which I thought was a friendly price).

    Also, about 30% of my babies are black albino. That is common right? Just making sure.

    And last question (promise), what is the most plecos you would have in a 10 gallon tank? They are about 30 of varying sizes (none bigger than 2 inches, most pretty small). Is that too much?

    Thanks for the help.
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    Cross breeding might reference an albino and a standard, but they are the same species, it just means that a standard color will likely have a recessive gene so their babies will include a few albinos. There is nothing wrong with that, and it certainly does not negatively impact their health or lifespan. He might be confused and think you are line breeding, which can cause problems if it's not done properly (meaning, culling unhealthy/deformed individuals). Line breeding means breeding within the same family line--ie, father breeds with daughter, and this is done to reinforce a specific trait, such as long flowing fins or a interesting color. To be done safely, culling must be used, and occasionally introduce an outside breeder to provide adequate genetic variety and avoid too many nasty recessives. With fish, line breeding can continue for a LONG time with minimal impact, particularly if culled regularly.

    Price is dependent on the market. You might look for a local fish club auction--that's how I got all of mine. I picked up 10 for about $15 that were all less than 1 inch and unsexed (I really don't recall what I paid, $15 is the max I planned to spend so we'll say that's what I paid). For the pair of reds, they were closer to 2 inches and sexed as a pair, think I paid $12.

    With that many fish, the big thing will be a) water quality, b) aggression, and c) hormones. Do lots of water changes, even if the nitrogen tests are low, since there will be a lot of things building up that you can't test. So long as everyone is eating and healthy, it's fine for the short term.



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    It is okay. He said he could get the BN plecos at a fish store for $3 and I called they are are $8.98 so his argument is out the window. He also told me to have sex with my daughter (sickening I know) because that is what I am doing with my fish (which I am not). Needless to say, I responded and told him that he was off base and it was a good deal. He was really being sanctimonious and turned out to be completely wrong. He missed a good deal.



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    What to learn from this: watch out with people on Craigslist. And also, just don't reply if someone sends you a email like that. It isn't worth it, and you know who is right. That is all.



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    Amen! I think some people just like being cranky :/


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