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Conversation Between indjo and Curlyfatbottom
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  1. indjo
    12-28-2011 03:50 AM - permalink
    Both ... I guess.
    If they reach 3cm (BO) by 4 months, I breed them (regular bettas).

    But for giants, it's safer to wait until they reach 6cm (BO) because then you will be positively sure that you will have true giant fry.
    I bred a 4cm female (The blue), now the fry look so tiny.

    Most People in my area will advise 5+ months, believing that at that age bettas are more genetically stable and will produce better eggs and fry. This is at least 60% true. But young bettas will spawn and can produce strong fry. But not as many as older bettas (less than 100).
  2. Curlyfatbottom
    12-28-2011 03:33 AM - permalink
    I with you on that....
    When a fish just go without a know cause.
    It's puzzling....

    Hey from your point of view.
    Do you breed in size or age.
    Was thinking about breeding my babies giants in two week.
    They should be a little over three month.
  3. indjo
    12-28-2011 03:24 AM - permalink
    I hate when that happens. I mean at least give some sort of warning that they're going to go.... lol.
    Even adults often do that - they suddenly die without showing me why. I humor myself and just think that it's some sort of fish pneumonia because they're constantly wet during bad weather ... lol
  4. Curlyfatbottom
    12-28-2011 03:19 AM - permalink
    I didn't start recoding my giant until they hit 9 week old.
    But that seem right.
    My giant didn't explode in size until they hit the fifth week.
    That's is kind of dispersing.
    I have the same problem with my big earxdt.
    One week I have over 100 and the next I drop down to 7.
    Don't see any dead bodies
  5. indjo
    12-28-2011 03:09 AM - permalink
    Yeah it's been a while - was kinda busy.
    No, I haven't got any new fry.
    Anxious to see the outcome of the blue giant spawn.... they're so tiny at 4 weeks (for giants - only about 6-7mm).

    Odd thing is that the green giant spawn that I thought was better than the blue, almost died out (kind of disappeared) for no apparent reason (only 2 left).
  6. Curlyfatbottom
    12-28-2011 02:58 AM - permalink
    Long no talk.
    Any new breeding...
    Yeah I just pick up two male hm giant which I'm going to cross them to my babies hmpk giant spawn.
    The babies are growing at a good rate.
    Almost three month and the biggest one is about 2.5in
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