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post #1 of 18 Old 10-28-2010, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
Taking the betta leap

Ok so for the past 3 months i have been reading up on breeding bettas and am now going to start.

my equiptment:
3 tanks for normal activity (1 male 2 females)
1 tank for breeding
1 tank for grow out
sponge filters
assorted live plants
oak leaves





i was wondering if you guys have any tips or anyother equiptment i would need other than the fish?

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post #2 of 18 Old 10-28-2010, 09:12 PM
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Only things I can think of is some high quality food to feed them before breeding to get them ready.

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post #3 of 18 Old 10-28-2010, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
i have some freeze dried blood worms that i plan to use,would that be adequate?

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post #4 of 18 Old 10-29-2010, 12:48 AM
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live foods are best to prep them for breeding...dont forget to have food for the fry on hand...powderd fry food,infusoria, and baby brine shrimps....

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post #5 of 18 Old 10-29-2010, 02:34 AM
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Considering the numbers of fry that one spawn can incude, (hundreds) I would see that I had numerous plastic tuppeware containers to house the males and I would make sure that I had a demand for the babies.

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post #6 of 18 Old 10-29-2010, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
Thats what i was forgetting!food for fry (epic failure) and containers!

i will use powdered food and bbs for food

and idk what to use to store the fry,but im pretty sure i have like 1.5 months after they hatch that i need to worry about that

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post #7 of 18 Old 10-29-2010, 03:33 PM
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The freeze dried bloodworms are the worst things you can feed them it has no nutrional value. I would suggest a variety of frozen foods. Also you will have to have a heater to keep the fry warm when you move them into there individual containers. To achieve this I would get a big cooler and fill it to were it will be close to the top of the containers the baby bettas are in and place the heater in the water with a small internal filter to keep the water moveing around the small betta containers. And you will have to do water changes on all the little containers so that the fry stay healthy.

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post #8 of 18 Old 10-29-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
hmm that is an idea
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post #9 of 18 Old 11-02-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
ok so i went out and got my bettas today.

one is a red crowntail male like this:

Red%20Crowntail%20Male%20Betta%20Splendens[1].jpg



the female looks like this but with blue fins:

betta06G[1].jpg

the male was flaring at the store and it was beautiful.

i plan on getting them used to each other for 15 mins a day for 2 weeks then try breeding them.

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post #10 of 18 Old 11-02-2010, 12:43 PM
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Have you read up on what you actually need to do to get them to breed? If not please read up on it here as its not a simple as getting them use to each other:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...-bettas-30005/

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