Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Penn-Plax Fish Breeding Tanks

1. Penn-Plax AN2 Aqua Nursery and Hatchery Aquarium

User Ratings: 50 13

Penn-Plax AN2 First Impressions

"The thing is awesome!"

So it IS possible for very small fry to slip through the slits. Instead of catching babies, I simply leave the mom in the top piece. I have used other breeder boxes and like this one the best. Not as sturdy as I thought but perfect for what I wanted. With the fry drop removed you get a really nice size little tank. Worked great for me and my need to separate babies from the rest of the tank. Tired of my guppies eating their fry and found this.

  • Penn-Plax AN2 Aqua Nursery and Hatchery Aquarium
  • Automatic Circulation: Gently Coaxes Fry Away From The Mother, As Well Serves To Eliminate Stagnant Water
  • Natural And Clever Way To Breed: The Penn Plax Aqua Nursery And Hatchery Keeps Baby Fish Safe And Separate
  • Separate Tanks: The Tube Gently Transfers Fry Into A Separate Tank
  • Package Dimensions: 6.5" L X 5.5" W X 4.5" H
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 6 inches; 9.52 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax AN2
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Penn-Plax AN2 Final Thoughts

"He's happy, so I'm happy."

Unlike the males, female Bettas should get along together. Easily accommodates two Molly's, swords or platy fish. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. Especially if you plan to hold the babies there for a while. Kind of a pain to remove the lid and feed the fry. I put three pregnant females in the box immediately. Suction cups do not hold the box up under its own weight.

Overall Score
3.8


(271 Points)

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2. Penn Plax Net Breeder for Aquarium

User Ratings: 36 18

Penn-Plax NB1 First Impressions

"Great purchase!"

My husband got me a few guppies that apparently had been pregnant. This is my first breeder box so I cant really compare with other brands. I ordered this and it came next day. Tired of my guppies eating their fry and found this. I put the rainbar into it so now they can't escape. Instead of catching babies, I simply leave the mom in the top piece. I really liked the fact I could add an airline for water flow.

  • Penn Plax Net Breeder for Aquarium
  • ISOLATE THE FRY: the Net Breeder Deluxe is the safe way to keep your fry isolated in a community tank.
  • IMPROVED DESIGN: nicknamed ‘the baby saver’, the new design has an improved net and frame, with more features.
  • FREE SLIDING SUCTION CUP: allows the Net Breeder to adjust by itself and float at water level.
  • PERFECT SIZE: the frame measures 6.75’’ x 5.50’’ x 5.75’’, the perfect size for your little ones.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 6.88 x 1 x 7.44 inches; 3.2 Ounces
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Penn-Plax NB1 Final Thoughts

"I really like it."

It is large enough for fish bigger than guppies. The lid doesn't lock in place too snugly which make it easy to open. So it IS possible for very small fry to slip through the slits. This product is excellent, works fabulously. I bought one to try it out, and it's been excellent. I will definitely buy these kind of breeder again. I will update after the babies are born but so far this is great.

Overall Score
3.5


(65 Points)

3. WEAVERBIRD One Hole Aquarium Worm Catcher Aquarium Snail Leech Vivarium Pest Catch Trap Shrimp Worm ...

User Ratings: 49 51

WEAVERBIRD First Impressions

"Works good."

I will definitely buy these kind of breeder again. The Petzilla and Lee's make observations easier. Super strong suction cups- I have both the small and large. Now he's chilling in quarantine until he heals. I don't see how they send used stuff out as new! I really liked the fact I could add an airline for water flow. I left it out and the babies were sneaking out through that hole.

  • WEAVERBIRD One Hole Aquarium Worm Catcher Aquarium Snail Leech Vivarium Pest Catch Trap Shrimp Worm Planaria Leech Catcher
  • 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 1 holes design, which is able to trap planaria efficiently to reduce planaria population in fish tank.
  • In order to remove these unpleasant organism, we can use this catch to remove plannaria without chemical or medication due to shrimp's sensitivity to these elements.
  • 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.
  • Instruction: 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: WEAVERBIRD
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WEAVERBIRD Final Thoughts

"Would recommend."

The lid doesn't lock in place too snugly which make it easy to open. With the fry drop in you have plenty of room for temporarily keeping the females. I have two female Bettas and a Pleco in a filtered, heated 15-gallon tank. There are slats in the bottom for the babies to escape to, to keep from being eaten. No trying to get mom back out while trying to keep babies in. I took out the part that separates the parent from the babies. This product is good for the price.

Overall Score
3.0


(2 Points)

4. Yamitsu Floating Koi Fish Net Basket 24''x 24''x 24'' for Pond Fish, Breeding, Quarantine,Viewing

Yamitsu First Impressions

"Great product!"

Good size and I like the separated chambers. I have both the small and larger version. I currently have about 30 or so new babies in it. Worked well, water and air flow is minimum due to slots being very thin. We did have some get stuck in the edge of the partition. I don't see how they send used stuff out as new! There's only one issue with this unit.

  • Yamitsu Floating Koi Fish Net Basket 24''x 24''x 24'' for Pond Fish, Breeding, Quarantine,Viewing
  • Floating Koi Fish Net Basket 24''x 24''x 24'' For Pond Fish, Breeding, Quarantine,Viewing
  • Size is 24 Inch Wide x 24 Inch Tall x 24 Inch Deep, Black fine mesh netting, Strong PVC piping, Easy to Assemble
  • Made of black fine mesh netting with 1 1/2" PVC pipe and 4 elbows. The Koi Net Basket can be glued or just pushed together for folding down and storing away.
  • Strong PVC piping, EASY TO USE
  • Easy to Assemble, Can be glued or just pushed together for folding down and storing away.
  • Manufacture: Yamitsu
  • Item Weight: 4 Pounds
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Yamitsu Final Thoughts

"They held water well."

I personally use these to introduce smaller fish into my community tanks. With the fry drop in you have plenty of room for temporarily keeping the females. This product is good for the price. 5 gallon, but he was struggling to swim. He had room to still swim around and I didn't feel too guilty. I have two female Bettas and a Pleco in a filtered, heated 15-gallon tank. Perfect for holding my guppy babies.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. ISTA Duoble Isolation & Breeding Box, Hatchery Fry, Spawning, Baby Fish Aquarium

User Ratings: 31 18

ISTA First Impressions

"I'm happy with this."

The breeder box has a decent size for isolating fish or dwarf shrimp. There's only one issue with this unit. Easily accommodates two Molly's, swords or platy fish. They are now all back together, living as peaceably as fish can. It comes with 2 suction cups for when you want it to stay in place. The lid doesn't lock in place too snugly which make it easy to open. Instead of catching babies, I simply leave the mom in the top piece.

  • ISTA Duoble Isolation & Breeding Box, Hatchery Fry, Spawning, Baby Fish Aquarium
  • Breeding box for the growth of fry l Very useful tool for the growth of the small fry.
  • Net with thin mesh l Tray at bottom allows fish fry to be separated from adults l Plastic central divide l Suction mount adaptable to any aquarium wall.
  • Ensures a constantly clean water and adequate space for growth.
  • l Also ideal for the 'isolation of specimens not ready to live in community.
  • Manufacture: ISTA
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ISTA Final Thoughts

"Works as it should."

Guppy fry didn't escape and they look happy. I really like the design of this breeder box. I tested both my tank and box water to find a big difference in Ammonia levels. I tested both my tank and box water to find a big difference in Ammonia levels. The funnel tray is placed too high within the box. I got this so I can just put him in our 20-gallon hex with the angelfish. There's only one issue with this unit.

Overall Score
3.3


(12 Points)

6. Alfie Pet - Sushan 2-Piece Set Hang-on Nursery Fish Tank with Isolation Breeding Hatchery

User Ratings: 32

Alfie First Impressions

"It's nice an big."

I have two female Bettas and a Pleco in a filtered, heated 15-gallon tank. Instead of catching babies, I simply leave the mom in the top piece. I will update after the babies are born but so far this is great. The tube for the bubbler is a nice touch. Kind of a pain to remove the lid and feed the fry. The seller, Pawfly, was very nice about it. He's happy just sitting on his plant blowing bubbles.

  • Alfie Pet - Sushan 2-Piece Set Hang-on Nursery Fish Tank with Isolation Breeding Hatchery
  • Measures 6.25"L x 5.5"W x 6"H.
  • Ideal as maturation tank for fry, or isolation tank for aggressive or injured fish
  • Removable center divider allows two fish to be safely isolated
  • Space saving design that hangs on the inside of the aquarium
  • Please remove the protection film before use
  • Manufacture: Alfie
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Alfie Final Thoughts

"So it's a good size."

I have both the small and larger version. The breeder box has a decent size for isolating fish or dwarf shrimp. So it IS possible for very small fry to slip through the slits. This product is excellent, works fabulously. I have found one very unique use for it though. I have used other breeder boxes and like this one the best. With the fry drop in you have plenty of room for temporarily keeping the females.

Overall Score
3.6


(10 Points)

7. Brine Shrimp Hatchery,Brine Shrimp Eggs Incubator Hatchery Artemia Eggs for Aquarium Brine Shrimp Eg...

OKBY First Impressions

"Assembly was fine."

Perfect for holding my guppy babies. I don't see how they send used stuff out as new! The dimensions for the large size are approximately 8. I have noticed that with all they pieces in that food does not exit the bottom half. I currently have about 30 or so new babies in it. The breeder box has a decent size for isolating fish or dwarf shrimp. My other one was fine but I brought her out so she wouldn't get hurt.

  • Brine Shrimp Hatchery,Brine Shrimp Eggs Incubator Hatchery Artemia Eggs for Aquarium Brine Shrimp Eggs
  • 。◕‿◕。【HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS】Shrimp Eggs Incubator is made of premium material, non-toxic and durable.
  • 。◕‿◕。【WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS】The brine Shrimp Hatchery suitable for hatching all dry frozen shrimp eggs.
  • 。◕‿◕。【CONVENIENT AND PRACTICAL】Brine Shrimp Eggs Incubator is simple to operate, practical, convenient to hatch shrimp for feeding fish.
  • 。◕‿◕。【EASY TO USE】Egg Hatching Tool Can be directly into the harvest shrimp eggs, sea salt and water.
  • 。◕‿◕。【SIMPLE AND FAST】Connect with air pump, eggs can be hatched within 36~48 hours.
  • Manufacture: OKBY
  • Item Weight: 6.7 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 10.83 x 2.36 x 2.36 inches
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OKBY Final Thoughts

"Mines in the mail ."

I have noticed that with all they pieces in that food does not exit the bottom half. When I came across this one that showed the actual inner dimensions, I was impressed. No more babies swimming back up the cracks and getten eaten by mom. I use this all the time for fish or new plants. Good size and I like the separated chambers. I ordered this and it came next day. I bought one to try it out, and it's been excellent.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Fashionclus Aquarium Fish Breeder Rearing Trap Box for Hatchery

User Ratings: 46 11

Fashionclubs First Impressions

"The problem is."

I have found one very unique use for it though. This is my first breeder box so I cant really compare with other brands. I ordered this and it came next day. Especially if you plan to hold the babies there for a while. I don't see how they send used stuff out as new! I have both the small and larger version. Easily accommodates two Molly's, swords or platy fish.

  • Fashionclus Aquarium Fish Breeder Rearing Trap Box for Hatchery
  • Aquarium Fish Tank Guppy Double Breeding Breeder Rearing Trap Box Hatchery;
  • Perfect isolator for aggressive fish, injured fish, small fish, shrimp, clownfish, and other marine fishes;
  • Prevent the baby fish from the adult fish's attack and improve the survival rate of the baby fish;
  • Size Reference:3.74x2.75x5.12in;
  • Material : Hard Plastic; Color : Clear Weight :177g;
  • Manufacture: fashionclubs
  • Product Dimensions: 3.74 x 5.12 x 2.75 inches; 4.66 Ounces
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Fashionclubs Final Thoughts

"Would highly recommend."

If you have a smaller tank, the Lee's may be the better choice. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. I actually put it in my 10 gallon baby fry tank. The dividers only work with the fry drop in place. We picked this up to use as a secondary QT box for our reef tank. No more babies swimming back up the cracks and getten eaten by mom. We have 12 babies swimming around in our tank at the moment.

Overall Score
3.8


(71 Points)

9. Fish Separation Breeder Box, Acrylic Transparent Fish Tank Breeding Isolation Box Aquarium Hatchery ...

User Ratings: 42

Tnfeeon First Impressions

"Very satisfied."

They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. I highly recommend this product, simple and easy to use! The Petzilla and Lee's make observations easier. Easily accommodates two Molly's, swords or platy fish. The dividers only work with the fry drop in place. Worked great for me and my need to separate babies from the rest of the tank. We need to do mare to make sure bettas are treated better in pet stores, though.

  • Fish Separation Breeder Box, Acrylic Transparent Fish Tank Breeding Isolation Box Aquarium Hatchery Incubator Holder
  • 【Double fixation】There are two fixing methods: hook and suction cup to prevent falling off, and the height of the box can be adjusted.
  • 【Observe at any time】Transparent design, high transmittance effect and resistance to impact, can observe the fish.
  • 【Isolation board】Comes with isolation board, easy to divide different fish samples. Suitable for fish breeding, isolation of big and baby fish, etc.
  • 【Easy to install】Hook and sucker design is convenient to use. Screw reinforcement, steady and don't shake, prevents distortion.
  • 【Quality material】Made of high quality acrylic material, non-toxic and eco-friendly, durable and long service life.
  • Manufacture: Tnfeeon
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Tnfeeon Final Thoughts

"Works as it should."

Easily accommodates two Molly's, swords or platy fish. My husband got me a few guppies that apparently had been pregnant. Neither ended up having their babies in the breeder box. I'll put the bag from the pet shop in it and cut it open. I'll put the bag from the pet shop in it and cut it open. Not sure why some people are complaining the the separating tray floats. Mine's been doing fine and very useful.

Overall Score
3.8


(5 Points)

10. 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)

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