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Conversation Between JamieTron and indjo
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  1. indjo
    09-14-2010 11:46 AM - permalink
    So how's everything at your end?
    Mine hasn't been too good. Either something came up and I can't tend to my fry, or they can't stand the new water during pwc.... things aren't too good. The ones that survive are rather small. I have F2 but lately they look kind of weak, hope they make it.

    Ieds day is over and things should return to normal soon so I can fully tend to my fish. I have five new spawns going. Unfortunately I had to use bad breeders/fathers, so I'm not expecting too much out of them. I was hoping to be able to see the results next month but the way things are going, it may be longer.

    Sorry I can't give you better updates. .... Oh, most of the F2 are light colored, that's all I can see so far.
  2. JamieTron
    09-02-2010 06:17 PM - permalink
    Oh okay :) well I like to use one of those breeder floating boxes rather than the jars, I do that for around 2 or 3 days (depending on the female and if she is flaring). Hrm I did the night thing last time..and it only took them like 2 hours to start...this time I did it in the afternoon...maybe this was my problem.

    Thanks for the tips. I gave them a break and am reconditioning now hopefully it works :)
  3. indjo
    08-28-2010 06:51 PM - permalink
    Before you introduce your breeders, I suggest that you isolate the female for at least 2 days. IMO aggressive females breed faster/easier. If you know that your male loves to bite, always float your female before releasing her at least for 1 day. Then release the female just before dark or at night. They should spawn the next day.

    Another thing, I don't agree on how most feed their bettas..... too few. So at least during conditioning (the last day or so) feed them more but not too much more (if they are used to eating so few, they would get problems when they suddenly eat too much). I feed mine 2x a day until their belly swells a bit and I don't have problems.
    You see the male often fast during the whole process which could be 4 - 6 days.
  4. JamieTron
    08-28-2010 11:32 AM - permalink
    Thanks! I decided to take her out she was too stressed and it was not worth her getting stressed. Then she just didn't want anything to do with him... I am trying another female this time so hopefully he will not be a jerkface lol
  5. indjo
    08-27-2010 05:59 AM - permalink
    Yes. One same male may act differently on every spawn. So it is best to always think of them as vicious and take precautions to protect the female.
  6. JamieTron
    08-26-2010 02:51 PM - permalink
    I have a question have you had problems with your pairs changing behaviour. My pair spawned great last time no injuries, this time the male is being very rough. Has this happened to you??
  7. JamieTron
    08-20-2010 01:26 PM - permalink
    Oh okay awesome! it'll be interesting to see she some of the variations in the fry I do live in a duplex rather than an apartment. So essentially a rented home, I will have to look into those, it would be nice to save some money as it is an expensive hobby so far!
  8. indjo
    08-18-2010 05:12 AM - permalink
    Since you are starting with a platinum pair, I think you should get platinums. But don't be surprise to get other colors as well since platinum is actually a mixture of many genetic codes.
    Keep me posted when you begin breeding..... Oh another thing, if you live in a house (not an apartment) there are many cheaper alternatives to breeding. Ofl has done it - read her thread.
  9. JamieTron
    08-17-2010 04:59 PM - permalink
    Well I am really into the platinum color I would like to work on that really. As for tail I would like halfmoons because they are uncommon here BUT I don't really mind what the tail type is I am planning on focusing more on the color rather than the tail type for now I think. I think my one fry may be a delta or veil tail but I wasn't expecting the spawn to give anything in particular in regards to tail type. Mine are petstore bettas, I am glad someone else likes to start with them. I find you have more ways to broaden what you are doing with the petstore fish...I don't think I want to buy an already established line I want to try to get something I like and work on it.

    Oh yay!!! I am glad that they did actually have some after all! I can't wait to see the result!!! good luck with them
  10. indjo
    08-17-2010 11:19 AM - permalink
    If you don't mind my asking, what exactly do you want to come up with. IMO it doesn't matter what it is, as long as you are happy with it that you'll love and care for it. If I knew, then I can guide you more specifically. Is it colors only, not caring about fin. Or is it IBC standards. IMO either way you can start with pet store betta.... I do.

    Btw, it turns out that my eyes are not as good, because my spawns does have fry. I just couldn't see them (I use black buckets and place them under my aquariums). There are only a few, about 5 - 10 per spawn, but it's a start. Hopefully I can show you the results next month or two.... if I can keep them alive. Wish me luck.
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