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post #1 of 28 Old 10-08-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
lonely betta

my brothers male betta has been with us for about a month. a couple of days ago we upgraded his place into a little plastic bowl about half a gallon and he built a bubble nest today. i want to get a female for him but not in the same bowl im gonna get her one. and the babies another. is this a good idea? i dont have enough money to buy a 2 gallon tank im only 14.
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post #2 of 28 Old 10-08-2009, 05:28 PM
I usually recommend a 2 gallon or larger for bettas but I have some of mine in 1.5 gallon critter keepres. Also, if you plan on breeding, please do your research first. A lot of preparation goes into it.
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post #3 of 28 Old 10-08-2009, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
i wasnt planning on breeding bettas but it does seem interesting and i am going to research them. i am breeding swordtails tho and my gouramis dont wanna breed or my cories. my swordtail fry dont survive. so i might try betta cause i heard the father takes care of his fry and i think thats adorable.
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post #4 of 28 Old 10-08-2009, 06:21 PM
Yeah, male bettas take care of the fry until they become free swimming. I'm sorry you can't get your fish to breed.
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post #5 of 28 Old 10-08-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
its ok thx. do the males eat the babies when they free swim?but my one female swordtail is pregnant and should be giving birth the 20th of october hopefully.
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post #6 of 28 Old 10-08-2009, 07:21 PM
When the babies become free swimming then you take the male out.
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post #7 of 28 Old 10-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Here is a link to the Breeding Bettas sticky in the breeding section of the betta forum. http://www.fishforum.com/breeding-be...-bettas-30005/
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post #8 of 28 Old 10-09-2009, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
oh i have to think twice about breeding bettas because of the clean water and the fighting and the food they have to eat! i wont be able to care for 100 babies i have two jars!!
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post #9 of 28 Old 10-09-2009, 10:21 AM
lol! Its a lot of work and you could get a LOT of babies.
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post #10 of 28 Old 10-09-2009, 10:29 AM
at least you are kind enough to realize that you cant care for that many, so you wont breed them. thats very wise of you and save up a little at a time, maybe mow a lawn or rake some leaves? you can get a 10 gallon for around $12 at walmart

31 Betta Males
12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail

44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

MTS has struck, resistance is futile
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