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. 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)

4. UP Aqua D-632-EX External Betta Box

User Ratings: 48 24

U.P. Aqua D-632-EX First Impressions

"Flow is just a trickle."

It is large enough for fish bigger than guppies. I usually wait to write reviews but I am already impressed with this breeding box. It comes with 2 suction cups for when you want it to stay in place. The babies are now in the box without the middle divider piece. We did have some get stuck in the edge of the partition. If you have a smaller tank, the Lee's may be the better choice. There's only one issue with this unit.

  • UP Aqua D-632-EX External Betta Box
  • Usable as betta tank, feeding tank, or quarantine tank
  • Provided dividers are slotted to allow water flow while preventing fish from swimming from one compartment to another
  • Removable plastic dividers create feeding/quarantine tank or acclimation tank
  • The Package Weight Of The Product Is 1.34 Pounds
  • Manufacture: Sevenports, Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 8.75 x 4 x 5.5 inches; 1.3 Pounds
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U.P. Aqua D-632-EX Final Thoughts

"Will return."

Worked great for me and my need to separate babies from the rest of the tank. If that bottom piece fit better it would have been perfect. It is large enough for fish bigger than guppies. Unlike the males, female Bettas should get along together. The Petzilla and Lee's make observations easier. The dividers only work with the fry drop in place. I have found one very unique use for it though.

Overall Score
3.8


(4 Points)

5. POPETPOP Fish Breeding Box - Acrylic Fish Isolation Box Aquarium Hatchery Incubator with Suction Cup...

User Ratings: 44 16

POPETPOP 20FQPE14PB1955G83YB7 First Impressions

"Priced right."

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. Both are designed for free floating. That way the water still flows nicely in where mom is. Kind of a pain to remove the lid and feed the fry. I usually wait to write reviews but I am already impressed with this breeding box. The lid doesn't lock in place too snugly which make it easy to open.

  • POPETPOP Fish Breeding Box - Acrylic Fish Isolation Box Aquarium Hatchery Incubator with Suction Cups for Baby Fishes Shrimp Guppy Clownfish Aggressive Fish
  • Size & Material - 11.5" x 5.9" x 6.1"/ 29 x 15 x 15.5 cm. This fish breeding box is made of transparent acrylic, safe and secure tank for breeding, isolating or acclimating fish. You can clearly observe inside condition.
  • Must-have for Pregnant Fishes - Two isolated rooms for isolating and protecting small fishes, pregnant fishes and newborn fishes. Fish eggs will drop to the bottom of the room, no attack from other fishes, which improves survival rates of newborn fishes.
  • Multi-purpose Use - The fish isolation box can reduce danger, suitable for isolating diseased and weakened fishes. It also can protect sick fishes, small fishes or shrimps from aggressive large fishes.
  • With suction cup and hanging hook, this tank can be installed by two ways, and the height is adjustable. It's easy to install in the place of fish tank where you want. (First time you should remove protection layers from acrylic fish breeding box.)
  • Notice - We provide a 100% satisfaction Promise and quality customer service, no purchase risk. If you have any questions during using, please feel free to contact us, we will help you solve your problem in time.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Item Weight: 1.71 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.42 x 5.91 x 6.1 inches
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POPETPOP 20FQPE14PB1955G83YB7 Final Thoughts

"Great design."

I rated this 4 because it works great for the babies to live in for a bit. In the picture, the Petzilla Aquarium Fish Breeder box is on the right. I'm using it as a nursery for baby guppies. My husband got me a few guppies that apparently had been pregnant. Not sure why some people are complaining the the separating tray floats. Easily accommodates two Molly's, swords or platy fish. We have 12 babies swimming around in our tank at the moment.

Overall Score
3.7


(62 Points)

6. Green Aquarium Fish Breeder Box Nylon Mesh Fish Fry Hatchery Breeder Box Separation Net(26.5x15x15...

NGe First Impressions

"It does work."

First one arrived used with gravel and a hole in it. It's unsightly with big uneven seams and extra fabric. 5 gallon, but he was struggling to swim. It is large enough for fish bigger than guppies. The suction cups were adequate and held the breeder on to the glass fairly well. I really like that it has suction cups, and is very sturdy on the glass. Neither ended up having their babies in the breeder box.

  • Green Aquarium Fish Breeder Box Nylon Mesh Fish Fry Hatchery Breeder Box Separation Net(26.5x15x15CM)
  • Product Name: Aquarium Net Breeder
  • Color: White, Green; Material: Plastic, Nylon
  • Total Size: 26.5 x 15 x 15cm / 10.43" x 5.91" x 5.91" (L*W*H)
  • Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Net Breeder, 6 x Suction Cups
  • Net Weight: 154g
  • Manufacture: NGe
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NGe Final Thoughts

"Every thing else is good."

I will update after the babies are born but so far this is great. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. With the fry drop in you have plenty of room for temporarily keeping the females. Each of the four corners I thought had a cap. I have used other breeder boxes and like this one the best. He's happy just sitting on his plant blowing bubbles. I will update after the babies are born but so far this is great.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. S_HomeStore Aquarium Shrimp Incubator Bucket Shrimp Egg Hatch Tool Plastic Shrimp Breeder Fish Egg H...

User Ratings: 39 34

S_HomeStore First Impressions

"Works ok for me."

I bought one to try it out, and it's been excellent. Instead of catching babies, I simply leave the mom in the top piece. Unlike the males, female Bettas should get along together. Good size and I like the separated chambers. Both are designed for free floating. The babies are now in the box without the middle divider piece. Lets in just enough new water to keep it clean, but not too much to have a current.

  • S_HomeStore Aquarium Shrimp Incubator Bucket Shrimp Egg Hatch Tool Plastic Shrimp Breeder Fish Egg Hatchery Fish Tank Equipment
  • ● This shrimp hatchery bucket is convenient to use.
  • ● Specially designed for shrimp hatching.
  • ● Simple, practical, you can use it to help shrimp hatching.
  • ● Reusable, durable and complete accessories.
  • ● High hatchability and fast shrimp collection.
  • Manufacture: S_HomeStore
  • Item Weight: 3.98 ounces
  • Product Dimensions: 7.87 x 6.69 x 0.98 inches
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S_HomeStore Final Thoughts

"Very useful."

Suction cups do not hold the box up under its own weight. I use this all the time for fish or new plants. Two days later and we have about 20 babies swimming in the bottom part of the box. This product is excellent, works fabulously. This works better at protecting babies from mom than the one room nets. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. Future design improvement- less room for fry, more room for moms.

Overall Score
3.2


(63 Points)

8. Hikig Aquarium Fish Tank Guppy Breeding Breeder Baby/Fry Net Trap Box Hatchery

User Ratings: 48 8

Hikig First Impressions

"Very glad I bought it."

I really liked the fact I could add an airline for water flow. I'm using it as a nursery for baby guppies. With the fry drop in you have plenty of room for temporarily keeping the females. I took the out of the tank and put them in mugs but it was not practical. 5 gallon, but he was struggling to swim. 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.

  • Hikig Aquarium Fish Tank Guppy Breeding Breeder Baby/Fry Net Trap Box Hatchery
  • Suitable for all kinds of aquarium, cold water, tropical and marine fish
  • Ideal for saving fry in your aquarium from other fish
  • Simple to assemble, the net breeder provides security for baby fry or even sick and injured fish
  • Hangs on the side of most glass aquariums
  • Fine mesh to keep fry protected Material: plastic, gauze
  • Manufacture: Hikig
  • Item Weight: 3.16 Pounds
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Hikig Final Thoughts

"Good size!"

With everything out the tank seems to stay really clean. Tired of my guppies eating their fry and found this. My husband got me a few guppies that apparently had been pregnant. The dimensions for the large size are approximately 8. It's a decent size for an internal breeder box. I personally use these to introduce smaller fish into my community tanks. I have safe little fry and more to come!

Overall Score
4.0


(12 Points)

9. Flameer 6 Pcs Planaria Trap Glass Worm Catch Pen Tube Trapper - Clear, Three Holes

Flameer First Impressions

"It's sturdy so far."

I highly recommend this product, simple and easy to use! I bought one to try it out, and it's been excellent. This is my first breeder box so I cant really compare with other brands. So it IS possible for very small fry to slip through the slits. Not sure why some people are complaining the the separating tray floats. With the fry drop in you have plenty of room for temporarily keeping the females. I've used several other floating breeders, and have always wished they were larger.

  • Flameer 6 Pcs Planaria Trap Glass Worm Catch Pen Tube Trapper - Clear, Three Holes
  • Material: Glass
  • Size: Total length: Approx. 13 cm/5.12 inch, Diameter: Approx. 2.8 cm/1.10 inch, Glass Plug Length: Approx. 5 cm/1.97 inch, Bottom Length: Approx. 11cm/4.33 inch
  • Planaria trapped inside the tube will never able to come out from the designed hole.
  • Material: Glass
  • Trap/Catches Planaria, Flat Worms and Leeches.
  • Manufacture: Flameer
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Flameer Final Thoughts

"Every thing else is good."

The breeder box has a decent size for isolating fish or dwarf shrimp. It's roomy and gives them space to move around. My other one was fine but I brought her out so she wouldn't get hurt. 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. I use this all the time for fish or new plants. I have noticed that with all they pieces in that food does not exit the bottom half.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. ScottDecor Nature Fish Tank Background Poster Bench on Flowing River with Crescent Moon Lavender Tre...

ScottDecor First Impressions

"Very useful."

No trying to get mom back out while trying to keep babies in. If that bottom piece fit better it would have been perfect. I tested both my tank and box water to find a big difference in Ammonia levels. I usually wait to write reviews but I am already impressed with this breeding box. My kids observe the fish and write notes about health and behavior. I popped this together in a minute and it was in the tank in another minute. Petzilla is larger in size which reduces crowding as the babies grow.

  • ScottDecor Nature Fish Tank Background Poster Bench on Flowing River with Crescent Moon Lavender Trees and Grass Illustration Thicken PVC Adhesive Fish Tank Backdrop Static Cling Multicolor
  • ♥【Multiple Choice】Several sizes of background posters for choosing. You can find the suitable one.
  • ♥【Durable PVC Material】Made from thickened PVC, it is waterproof, non-glare, not easy to fade and durable.
  • ♥【Great Decor】Wonderful and fantastic background poster, great decor for fish tank and aquarium.
  • ♥【Beautiful Scenery】create a cool yet beautiful scenery,Perfect to create a beautiful display ,makes your fish tank beautiful and stylish.
  • ♥【Good Design】Self-adhesive design, easy to attach the decoration paper to aquarium fish tank.
  • Manufacture: ScottDecor
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ScottDecor Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

Not sure why some people are complaining the the separating tray floats. I also like that it goes in to the tank and not a hang on the outside type. They seemed scared at first but calmed down after about 30 minutes. Mine's been doing fine and very useful. Neither ended up having their babies in the breeder box. I can home one day and one was dead and all torn up from the sides. The funnel tray is placed too high within the box.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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