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Conversation Between indjo and Curlyfatbottom
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  1. Curlyfatbottom
    12-29-2011 02:33 PM - permalink
    I usually put a little tag next to the breeding tank.
    The information that's on it.
    the pedigree and age of the male and female.
    Date of breeding and hatch.
    Food that I feed
    Water change
    Hour of light.
    But now.
    Nothing since all the fish are not breed by me
    I'll get back on track on the f2 breeding.
    I hate when fish don't breed true.
    Make it harder to predict the offspring and there offspring
  2. indjo
    12-29-2011 12:29 PM - permalink
    Hahaha .... you're forgetful like me.

    I keep notes on the dates they spawn and hatch. So I can look back to check their ages. My problem is that I forget who's who because I often mix batches (under 100). And lately mine don't breed true - adding to my confusion.
  3. Curlyfatbottom
    12-29-2011 11:31 AM - permalink
    I will.
    Cause if I don't.
    I won't know the age of the fish.
    Currently I have two batch with unknow age.
  4. indjo
    12-29-2011 05:46 AM - permalink
    Good luck with them.
    Make a spawn log ..........
    OMG ... I forgot, I made a spawn log and never updated it.
  5. Curlyfatbottom
    12-28-2011 02:45 PM - permalink
    yeah i known when giant reach there full grown size.
    all they want to do is swim around and don't care about the other gender.
    have the size problem with my old male.
    i do feed them as much as they can eat.
    but at the same time i don't want them to be overweight.
    cause the male will become lazy.
    ok so i came to a conclusion.
    going to breed my babies in two week.
  6. indjo
    12-28-2011 09:18 AM - permalink
    The message was too long so I had to divide it into 2 ....

    That size is big enough to breed. Though their genes may not be stable, yet you have a better chance of success compared to when they've grown 3" BO. They tend to become lazy .... not really sure because I only have one big giant.

    You need to exercise him to keep him in shape..... he might become lazy like my bluey who's fighting for his life at the moment .... a full grown regular jumped into his tank and beat the hell out of him and made him infected with.... don't know what - his head is all swollen.
  7. indjo
    12-28-2011 09:17 AM - permalink
    I miss read your message ... I thought you were talking about regulars. OK, 2.75" BO HM GIANT.... that's about 6cm.

    1g wont allow him to grow fast enough. He needs to be in at least 3g, preferably filtered and regular water changes. They grow slower after 5cm/2" BO. Twice a day 6 - 10 worms is not enough to boost growth. I feed mine all they want (about 20 - 30 worms) 3 - 5 times daily and they're still not growing fast enough.

    I suggest you move him to a bigger tank.... or put him in the breeding tank. That should make him grow faster. I'm guessing your female is in a sorority tank - big tank. So she will have a much better chance of growing. Your male needs an equal or bigger tank if you want him to out grow her..... So far I find males grow faster in the same tank.
  8. Curlyfatbottom
    12-28-2011 05:07 AM - permalink
    The male seem like he max out already.
    Got him at the store.
    Yes a very rare find to get a hm giant from the store.
    Keeping him in a gallon jar.
    Going to feed him twice a day.
    6-10 worm a feed.
    Giant eat a lot.
    To see if there any change.
    At the same time I don't want to stun growth on my female.
    Breeding wasn't this hard.
    When I wasn't dealing with giant.
  9. indjo
    12-28-2011 04:26 AM - permalink
    To slow down growth, put the female in a small container. I often put them in a small jar and feed them less. WARNING: must do more work because you will have to do more water changes.

    To increase growth, put the male in a big container/tank - preferably filtered. Feed more than usual.

    hehehe.... inches is too big. cm and mm are better for bettas.
  10. Curlyfatbottom
    12-28-2011 04:00 AM - permalink
    Lol people in the us don't really use the metric system.
    Every time you give me in cm, I've always converted it to in.
    To figure out how big it is.
    That's the problem there.
    My hm giant boy only have 2.75 in body.
    I'm afraid that if I've hold back on the female.
    They might out grow the male.
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