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
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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. Cobalt Aquatics Cichlid Hut Breeding Cave, X-Large (45122)

User Ratings: 68 17

Cobalt Aquatics 45122 First Impressions

"It's all very exciting."

Hope you found this review helpful! We need to do mare to make sure bettas are treated better in pet stores, though. This works better at protecting babies from mom than the one room nets. The suction cups hold well, and it has floating handle chambers as a backup. Lets in just enough new water to keep it clean, but not too much to have a current. 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.

  • Cobalt Aquatics Cichlid Hut Breeding Cave, X-Large (45122)
  • Perfectly sized and shaped for spawning fish
  • Safe and chemically inert
  • Also great for nocturnal or shy fish
  • Package Dimension: 6.5"L x 6.5"W x 2.75"H
  • Age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Cobalt International Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.5 x 2.75 inches; 4.8 Ounces
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Cobalt Aquatics 45122 Final Thoughts

"Easy to install."

The lid doesn't lock in place too snugly which make it easy to open. With everything out the tank seems to stay really clean. I also like to put in a bowl with acclimating. It is large enough for fish bigger than guppies. That way the water still flows nicely in where mom is. I had a 2 pregnant guppies and bought this for them. I left it out and the babies were sneaking out through that hole.

Overall Score
4.2


(6 Points)

4. 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)

5. POPETPOP Breeder Box for Fish Tank - Aquarium Breeder Net Fish Isolation Box, Hatching Box,Fish Spaw...

User Ratings: 30 19

POPETPOP U16J4443C7WU4IFSYM424 First Impressions

"Thank you so much!"

I got the medium and it's mostly the width of a 10 gallon tank. It's unsightly with big uneven seams and extra fabric. This product is good for the price. I have noticed that with all they pieces in that food does not exit the bottom half. It's plastic but I have used it for several months and it’s help up well. First one arrived used with gravel and a hole in it. Each of the four corners I thought had a cap.

  • POPETPOP Breeder Box for Fish Tank - Aquarium Breeder Net Fish Isolation Box, Hatching Box,Fish Spawning Incubator, Water Isolation Net Hatchery(26.5x15x15cm)
  • This fish box can efficiently help you in breeding fish.
  • Aquarium nursery,Safe and parctical for fish breeding.
  • Fish nursery net,Prevent the baby fish from the adult fishs attack and improve the survival rate of the baby fish.
  • Convenient to use, and easy to clean.
  • Fish tank breeder box made of premium plastic and cloth material for durable and practical use.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 10.43 x 5.91 x 5.91 inches; 8.64 Ounces
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POPETPOP U16J4443C7WU4IFSYM424 Final Thoughts

"Glad I bought this."

I personally use these to introduce smaller fish into my community tanks. The suction cups hold well, and it has floating handle chambers as a backup. First one arrived used with gravel and a hole in it. I really like that it has suction cups, and is very sturdy on the glass. My other one was fine but I brought her out so she wouldn't get hurt. The dividers only work with the fry drop in place. So far, those have both held up, so the non-locking lid has not been an issue.

Overall Score
3.6


(6 Points)

6. NEWCOMDIGI Brine Shrimp Eggs Incubator Hatchery Artemia Eggs Hatchery Kit DIY Aquarium Fish Tank Hat...

User Ratings: 53 13

NEWCOMDIGI First Impressions

"The problem is."

The dividers only work with the fry drop in place. The breeder box has a decent size for isolating fish or dwarf shrimp. Breeder nets are available in many sizes including larger than both boxes. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. The funnel tray is placed too high within the box. When I came across this one that showed the actual inner dimensions, I was impressed. So it IS possible for very small fry to slip through the slits.

  • NEWCOMDIGI Brine Shrimp Eggs Incubator Hatchery Artemia Eggs Hatchery Kit DIY Aquarium Fish Tank Hatch Tool for Aquarium Brine Shrimp Eggs
  • ★ ☀❤ Easy to use, convenient to Hatch.
  • ★ ☀❤ Simple, practical, convenient to hatch shrimp for feeding fish.
  • ★ ☀❤Can be directly into the harvest shrimp eggs, sea salt and water
  • ★ ☀❤ Connect with air p ump, eggs can be hatched within 24 hours .
  • ★ ☀❤Good for the shrimp egg to feed the ornamental fish larvae.
  • a. Inject the treated water into the standard water level line in the incubator tank, and then add about 10 g of the coarse salt to dissolve in advance.
  • b. Connect the air intake to the air intake hole at the bottom of the incubator to adjust the air volume to an appropriate amount. The ideal temperature is 28~30°C/82.4~86°F.
  • c. Re-inject about 3 to 5 g of brine shrimp eggs and incubate for about 36 to 48 hours (depending on the incubation temperature and the quality of the shrimp eggs).
  • Manufacture: NEWCOMDIGI
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NEWCOMDIGI Final Thoughts

"Great product!"

I also like that it goes in to the tank and not a hang on the outside type. I had a 2 pregnant guppies and bought this for them. This product is excellent, works fabulously. I had a 2 pregnant guppies and bought this for them. I ordered this product for my Balloon mollie babies. There are slats in the bottom for the babies to escape to, to keep from being eaten. Kind of a pain to remove the lid and feed the fry.

Overall Score
3.9


(59 Points)

7. BOYU Aquarium Fish Breeder Box Isolation Box Breeder Hatchery Incubator

User Ratings: 59 5

BOYU First Impressions

"Imperfect design."

When I came across this one that showed the actual inner dimensions, I was impressed. Took me a little while to figure it out but it worked for me. Perfect for holding my guppy babies. I own 7 of these isolation, breeding tanks. I took out the part that separates the parent from the babies. I rated this 4 because it works great for the babies to live in for a bit. I usually wait to write reviews but I am already impressed with this breeding box.

  • BOYU Aquarium Fish Breeder Box Isolation Box Breeder Hatchery Incubator
  • ✔ Upgraded Mesh design allow for optimum water flow.
  • ✔ Can be used as the spawning box for the viviparous fishes.
  • ✔ Isolates injured or aggressive fish, or small fish, shrimp.
  • ✔ Easily attached to the top of your aquarium by the included suction cups.
  • ✔ Safely separates new-born fry from other fish,improve the survival rate of juvenile fish.
  • Manufacture: BOYU
  • Product Dimensions: 2.48 x 2.24 x 5.91 inches; 3.52 Ounces
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BOYU Final Thoughts

"I did read reviews first."

No trying to get mom back out while trying to keep babies in. I actually put it in my 10 gallon baby fry tank. I didn't have the space for an external one. This product is excellent, works fabulously. No more babies swimming back up the cracks and getten eaten by mom. I had a 2 pregnant guppies and bought this for them. I have two female Bettas and a Pleco in a filtered, heated 15-gallon tank.

Overall Score
4.2


(238 Points)

8. Breeding Box Trap With Circulation System 2l

User Ratings: 70 7

Superfish 545010 First Impressions

"I recommend this box."

With everything out the tank seems to stay really clean. Took me a little while to figure it out but it worked for me. One of them does not because you're supposed to add some sort of water rain bar. They are impossible to reach once it it attached. Not as sturdy as I thought but perfect for what I wanted. With everything out the tank seems to stay really clean. I also like that it goes in to the tank and not a hang on the outside type.

  • Breeding Box Trap With Circulation System 2l
  • High quality item. Genuine product
  • High quality item. Genuine product
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  • Manufacture: Superfish
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 4.33 x 4.33 inches; 7.05 Ounces
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Superfish 545010 Final Thoughts

"It is perfect!"

My other one was fine but I brought her out so she wouldn't get hurt. This keeps her area better airated and actually helps flow the babies out. I have noticed that with all they pieces in that food does not exit the bottom half. Hope you found this review helpful! I usually wait to write reviews but I am already impressed with this breeding box. It's unsightly with big uneven seams and extra fabric. Took me a little while to figure it out but it worked for me.

Overall Score
4.4


(32 Points)

9. CPR In-Tank Refugium Large (CITR) w/ Rio

User Ratings: 42 31

CPR First Impressions

"The price."

We caught momma the day before she had them and removed her after. I got the medium and it's mostly the width of a 10 gallon tank. With everything out the tank seems to stay really clean. With the pump it's completely circulated and levels are normal. I tested both my tank and box water to find a big difference in Ammonia levels. He's happy just sitting on his plant blowing bubbles. My kids observe the fish and write notes about health and behavior.

  • CPR In-Tank Refugium Large (CITR) w/ Rio
  • Manufacture: CPR
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 8.4 x 6.7 inches; 3.7 Pounds
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CPR Final Thoughts

"Wash before use."

The breeder box has a decent size for isolating fish or dwarf shrimp. So overall, this is a functioning product with little issues. The Petzilla and Lee's make observations easier. The dimensions for the large size are approximately 8. I really like the design of this breeder box. I own 7 of these isolation, breeding tanks. I usually wait to write reviews but I am already impressed with this breeding box.

Overall Score
3.2


(3 Points)

10. Yuehuam Fish Hatchery Incubator Acrylic Aquarium Cichlids Tumbler Incubator Fish Fry Hatchery Eggs M...

Yuehuam 1450221/120006AM47USMNH First Impressions

"I did read reviews first."

I really like that it has suction cups, and is very sturdy on the glass. This works better at protecting babies from mom than the one room nets. Much easier to use and install than those tank partitions. We have 12 babies swimming around in our tank at the moment. I put the rainbar into it so now they can't escape. This works better at protecting babies from mom than the one room nets. It would have been nice to have the suction cups.

  • Yuehuam Fish Hatchery Incubator Acrylic Aquarium Cichlids Tumbler Incubator Fish Fry Hatchery Eggs Mouth-Brooding(40mmx30cm)
  • 1mm sieve plate holes, the lower sieve plate is glued in the main incubation room, effectively prevent the escape of fish eggs.
  • Filter cotton using black biochemical cotton, safe, good filter effect.
  • Ultra-transparent thickened acrylic hatching tube, smooth cut.
  • Gas Lift connector bending is more than 90 degrees, the water outlet is smooth, small air pump can drive.
  • With transparent suction cup, fix more stable. Acrylic bracket, convenient to view.
  • Manufacture: Yuehuam
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Yuehuam 1450221/120006AM47USMNH Final Thoughts

"Easy to install."

I feel like this breeder box is sturdier than some others that I've used. Instead of catching babies, I simply leave the mom in the top piece. Breeder nets are available in many sizes including larger than both boxes. I rated this 4 because it works great for the babies to live in for a bit. The dividers only work with the fry drop in place. The baby fish were able to swim from the bottom back to the time in the corners. The Petzilla and Lee's make observations easier.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

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