Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pawfly Fish Breeding Tanks

1. Pawfly Fish Breeding Box Tank Hatchery Incubator Aquarium Isolation Box for Baby Shrimp Guppy – Me...

User Ratings: 62 8

Pawfly First Impressions

"Clear plastic EZ to use."

Future design improvement- less room for fry, more room for moms. I put three pregnant females in the box immediately. Not sure why some people are complaining the the separating tray floats. I popped this together in a minute and it was in the tank in another minute. We picked this up to use as a secondary QT box for our reef tank. I got the medium and it's mostly the width of a 10 gallon tank. I feel like this breeder box is sturdier than some others that I've used.

  • Pawfly Fish Breeding Box Tank Hatchery Incubator Aquarium Isolation Box for Baby Shrimp Guppy – Medium
  • Medium Size: Inner size of 5.5"L x 3.8"W x 3.8"H. Creates a safe and secure breeding nursery for small fry while monitors your baby fish easily.
  • Ideal Breeder Tank: A must-have separating hatchery for pregnant betta or guppies, protecting new born fry from being eaten or attacked, improve the survival rate of newborn fish.
  • Versatile Isolation Box: Bottom separator with small slots can prevent the new born fry, shrimp to escape. Removable divider of customized size and number of chambers for different needs. Especially for aggressive fish or injured fish.
  • Space-Saving: Hangs on tightly to the inside of the tank with 2 suction cups. Side vents allow for optimum water flow, requires no additional heaters or air pump.
  • Easy Maintenance: Detachable design, easy to disassemble and clean. No tools needed.
  • Manufacture: Pawfly
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Pawfly Final Thoughts

"Great design."

Unlike the males, female Bettas should get along together. Neither ended up having their babies in the breeder box. Unlike the males, female Bettas should get along together. This product is good for the price. This keeps her area better airated and actually helps flow the babies out. I am using several to sort through some fish I am breeding. It would have been nice to have the suction cups.

Overall Score
4.3


(66 Points)

2. Mr. Aqua Breeding House for Aquarium

User Ratings: 82

Mr. Aqua MA-174 First Impressions

"Tried him in a 3."

Less than 2 days and already received a replacement. This keeps her area better airated and actually helps flow the babies out. The Petzilla and Lee's make observations easier. I put three pregnant females in the box immediately. I also like to put in a bowl with acclimating. The breeder box has a decent size for isolating fish or dwarf shrimp. Both are designed for free floating.

  • Mr. Aqua Breeding House for Aquarium
  • Great for livebearers
  • Perfect to separate fish
  • Ideal for quarantine
  • Manufacture: Sevenports, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 10.25 x 5.75 x 5.25 inches; 14.4 Ounces
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Mr. Aqua MA-174 Final Thoughts

"Overall I did like it."

I don't see how they send used stuff out as new! Good size and I like the separated chambers. We have 12 babies swimming around in our tank at the moment. She doesn't seem very stressed, honestly, and likes to nap in the V's. The little air tube connection on the side is a nice addition too. Tired of my guppies eating their fry and found this. We did have some get stuck in the edge of the partition.

Overall Score
4.8


(3 Points)

3. Ailindany Aquarium Supplies Clear Glass Planaria Trap Catch Trap for Cherry Shrimp Crystal Red Shrim...

User Ratings: 56 3

Ailinda First Impressions

"This is not a small box."

There's only one issue with this unit. With everything out the tank seems to stay really clean. This product is good for the price. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. That way the water still flows nicely in where mom is. Breeder nets are available in many sizes including larger than both boxes. I have two female Bettas and a Pleco in a filtered, heated 15-gallon tank.

  • Ailindany Aquarium Supplies Clear Glass Planaria Trap Catch Trap for Cherry Shrimp Crystal Red Shrimp Dwarf Shrimp
  • Made of high quality crystal glass, high brightness, acid and alkali resistant, free from corrosion, flatness is good, no water ripples.
  • Planaria trap comes with 3 holes design, which is able to trap planaria efficiently to reduce planaria population in fish tank.
  • Planaria trapped inside the tube will never able to come out from the designed hole.
  • Trap/catches planaria, flat worms and leeches. Put in bait such as raw pork liver, dead fish, shrimp, meat, etc, then fill the trap with water and place it with holes facing down soil bed.
  • Simply bait the trap and gently place it on top of the substrate, which would not allow any shrimp lets to be able to crawl in. Take out the trap next day and clear and wash the trip, and then repeat the steps.
  • Manufacture: Ailinda
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Ailinda Final Thoughts

"Mines in the mail ."

They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. The dimensions for the large size are approximately 8. My husband got me a few guppies that apparently had been pregnant. The lid doesn't lock in place too snugly which make it easy to open. Perfect for holding my guppy babies. The plastic is much thicker than the last box I bought for the same price.

Overall Score
4.1


(19 Points)

4. Jardin NB-3202A DIY Assembling Fry Hatchery Breeding Aquarium Net Breeder

User Ratings: 34 13

JARDIN a12112800ux0339 First Impressions

"Great external refugium."

I also like to put in a bowl with acclimating. It's plastic but I have used it for several months and it’s help up well. Not as sturdy as I thought but perfect for what I wanted. I took out the part that separates the parent from the babies. The dimensions for the large size are approximately 8. I have found one very unique use for it though. Not as sturdy as I thought but perfect for what I wanted.

  • Jardin NB-3202A DIY Assembling Fry Hatchery Breeding Aquarium Net Breeder
  • Product Name: Aquarium Net Breeder; Model: NB-3202A
  • Material: Plastic & Nylon; Color: White
  • Total Size: 25.5 x 14.7 x 14cm/10" x 5.7" x 5.5"(L x W x H); Each Suction Cup Dia.: 2.7cm/1"
  • Net Weight: 244g
  • Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Net Breeder,1 x White Nylon Net,6 x Suction Cups
  • Manufacture: Dragonmarts Co. Ltd. / Uxcell
  • Product Dimensions: 8.86 x 5.51 x 5.79 inches; 8.64 Ounces
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JARDIN a12112800ux0339 Final Thoughts

"Great product!"

For me, the geatest feature is that it floats and floats evenly. It would have been nice to have the suction cups. I really liked the fact I could add an airline for water flow. I put three pregnant females in the box immediately. There are slats in the bottom for the babies to escape to, to keep from being eaten. Not as sturdy as I thought but perfect for what I wanted. I will update after the babies are born but so far this is great.

Overall Score
3.4


(29 Points)

5. Lee's Three-Way Breeder

User Ratings: 61 6

Lee's 10255 First Impressions

"I'm very pleased with it."

They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. This product is excellent, works fabulously. We have 12 babies swimming around in our tank at the moment. Super strong suction cups- I have both the small and large. He's happy just sitting on his plant blowing bubbles. Each of the four corners I thought had a cap. The Petzilla and Lee's make observations easier.

  • Lee's Three-Way Breeder
  • Features grate and slide divider, with lid
  • Ideal for egg-laying fish
  • Features partition and divider for further isolation options
  • Manufacture: Lee's Pet Products
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3.88 x 4 inches; 8 Ounces
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Lee's 10255 Final Thoughts

"The thing is awesome!"

I use this all the time for fish or new plants. No more babies swimming back up the cracks and getten eaten by mom. It works as it is designed to do and kept my fry safe. He had room to still swim around and I didn't feel too guilty. I bought one to try it out, and it's been excellent. Lets in just enough new water to keep it clean, but not too much to have a current. That way the water still flows nicely in where mom is.

Overall Score
4.2


(118 Points)

6. UP Aqua D-631-EX External Cycle Breeder Box

User Ratings: 61 13

U.P. Aqua D-631-EX First Impressions

"Flow is just a trickle."

I got the medium and it's mostly the width of a 10 gallon tank. Worked great for me and my need to separate babies from the rest of the tank. Easily accommodates two Molly's, swords or platy fish. I can home one day and one was dead and all torn up from the sides. I actually put it in my 10 gallon baby fry tank. With the pump it's completely circulated and levels are normal. There are slats in the bottom for the babies to escape to, to keep from being eaten.

  • UP Aqua D-631-EX External Cycle Breeder Box
  • Includes an air pump connection for air-driven filtration
  • Provides air-driven water circulation
  • Sponge is removable for easy cleaning
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 1.34 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Sevenports, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 4.75 x 5.5 inches; 1.3 Pounds
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U.P. Aqua D-631-EX Final Thoughts

"Works like a charm."

When I came across this one that showed the actual inner dimensions, I was impressed. The funnel tray is placed too high within the box. I currently have about 30 or so new babies in it. One of them does not because you're supposed to add some sort of water rain bar. We caught momma the day before she had them and removed her after. I left it out and the babies were sneaking out through that hole. In the picture, the Petzilla Aquarium Fish Breeder box is on the right.

Overall Score
4.0


(10 Points)

7. Fish Breeding Box, Aquarium Breeder Box Fish Baby Hatchery Incubator Isolation with Artificial Plant...

User Ratings: 60 6

Tfwadmx First Impressions

"Works ok for me."

It is large enough for fish bigger than guppies. My husband got me a few guppies that apparently had been pregnant. We picked this up to use as a secondary QT box for our reef tank. Good size and I like the separated chambers. With the fry drop in you have plenty of room for temporarily keeping the females. I will definitely buy these kind of breeder again. Guppy fry didn't escape and they look happy.

  • Fish Breeding Box, Aquarium Breeder Box Fish Baby Hatchery Incubator Isolation with Artificial Plant for Guppy
  • ✔PROTECT JUVENILE FISH -- Prevent the baby fish from the adult fish's attack and improve the survival rate of the baby fish. Perfect isolation for aggressive fish, injured fish, small fish, shrimp, clown fish, and other marine fishes.
  • ✔MULTIPLE-ROOM DESIGN -- Multiple rooms Designed Space can be divided into as much as 3 small “rooms” as needed. Remove all the partitions to work as a large hatchery box.
  • ✔EFFECTIVE ISOLATION -- 0.5mm Super-slim Isolation Gap Thinner than the gap of the fish eggs plate, effectively protect the baby fish from the invasion of the adult fish.
  • ✔STABLE WITHOUT FLOATING -- Original Design of 4 stands to Make It Steady The W funnel won't be floating because of the water pressure when it's not placed upright.
  • ✔NOTE -- Please be advised that the clear acrylic pieces come with a protective film on both sides. Please tear it off when you use it.
  • Manufacture: Tfwadmx
  • Item Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
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Tfwadmx Final Thoughts

"This product is great."

The tube for the bubbler is a nice touch. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. The suction cups were adequate and held the breeder on to the glass fairly well. If that bottom piece fit better it would have been perfect. I really like the design of this breeder box. It's a decent size for an internal breeder box. The breeder box has a decent size for isolating fish or dwarf shrimp.

Overall Score
4.2


(91 Points)

8. POPETPOP Aquarium Hatchery Net Big Size Fish Breeder Isolation Box Fry Hatching Separation Net for F...

User Ratings: 50 14

POPETPOP First Impressions

"Assembly was fine."

I ordered this product for my Balloon mollie babies. I really liked the fact I could add an airline for water flow. The dividers only work with the fry drop in place. Not as sturdy as I thought but perfect for what I wanted. Not sure why some people are complaining the the separating tray floats. He's happy just sitting on his plant blowing bubbles. The baby fish were able to swim from the bottom back to the time in the corners.

  • POPETPOP Aquarium Hatchery Net Big Size Fish Breeder Isolation Box Fry Hatching Separation Net for Fish Tank
  • It is of good quality, durable and practical to use.
  • It is constructed with soft polyester net and plastic frame.
  • This fish net can efficiently help you in breeding fish.
  • It will increase the survival rate of breeded fish by separating the aggressive fish and weak fish.
  • This net hatchery is easily attached to the top of your aquarium by included suction cups.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 9.84 x 5.91 x 5.91 inches; 3.25 Ounces
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POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"Great item!"

Super strong suction cups- I have both the small and large. Future design improvement- less room for fry, more room for moms. I really like that it has suction cups, and is very sturdy on the glass. Apparently my purple Betta, Dragonfruit, did not get the memo. It is large enough for fish bigger than guppies. The dividers only work with the fry drop in place. This product is excellent, works fabulously.

Overall Score
3.9


(10 Points)

9. Live Betta Halfmoon Plakat Fish

Generic First Impressions

"It's nice an big."

This works better at protecting babies from mom than the one room nets. I gave 4 stars becauses the mesh gets algae ridden pretty easily and stained green. For me, the geatest feature is that it floats and floats evenly. Mine's been doing fine and very useful. 5 gallon, but he was struggling to swim. We had 2 pregnant fish in seperate halves with them seperated. In the picture, the Petzilla Aquarium Fish Breeder box is on the right.

  • Live Betta Halfmoon Plakat Fish
  • Manufacture: Live Betta Halfmoon Plakat
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Generic Final Thoughts

"Cheap but works good."

Two days later and we have about 20 babies swimming in the bottom part of the box. Tired of my guppies eating their fry and found this. We had 2 pregnant fish in seperate halves with them seperated. I usually wait to write reviews but I am already impressed with this breeding box. I tested both my tank and box water to find a big difference in Ammonia levels. As with many plastics, if it isn't thick enough, then it can break. Suction cups do not hold the box up under its own weight.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. Aquarium Fish Breeder Box, Hatching Incubator Isolation Box Self-Floating Transparent for Guppies Ba...

User Ratings: 50 8

Tfwadmx First Impressions

"It is awesome!"

The little air tube connection on the side is a nice addition too. The baby fish were able to swim from the bottom back to the time in the corners. I never knew how important this was until tank cleaning time! I also like to put in a bowl with acclimating. I took the out of the tank and put them in mugs but it was not practical. My kids observe the fish and write notes about health and behavior. I took out the part that separates the parent from the babies.

  • Aquarium Fish Breeder Box, Hatching Incubator Isolation Box Self-Floating Transparent for Guppies Baby Fish Hatchery Tank 2Pcs
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL—Fish breeding box is made of high quality acrylic material. It is durable, break-resistant and easy to clean.
  • UNIQUE DESIGN—Floating design, can be moved everywhere, but not sinking, double combination, do not take up space, the lower layer can be separated and used alone.
  • FUNCTION EFFECT—Prevent the baby fish from the adult fish's attack and improve the survival rate of the baby fish.It can be used as the spawning box for the egg-laying fishes such as bettas.
  • PERFECT TRANSPARENT DESIGN—Unique transparent cover, ensure the fish does not incite,At the same time in the tank of high transparency, does not affect the appearance.
  • SIZE—5.1"x3.9"x2.7",suitable for aggressive fish, injured fish, small fish, shrimp, clownfish, and other marine fishes.
  • Manufacture: Tfwadmx
  • Item Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.7 x 5.1 inches
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Tfwadmx Final Thoughts

"Thank you so much!"

Especially if you plan to hold the babies there for a while. I ordered this product for my Balloon mollie babies. The funnel tray is placed too high within the box. The suction cups were adequate and held the breeder on to the glass fairly well. I am using several to sort through some fish I am breeding. I got this so I can just put him in our 20-gallon hex with the angelfish. I gave 4 stars becauses the mesh gets algae ridden pretty easily and stained green.

Overall Score
3.9


(36 Points)

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