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  1. youlovegnats
    05-26-2012 09:51 AM - permalink
    Aren't they way past season 2? xD
    I haven't been keeping up much.
  2. indjo
    05-19-2012 03:50 AM - permalink
    I'm not sure if mine can grow to be giants. The females are small (4 - 6cm or 1.5"+ to -2.5") and my biggest male is only 7cm BO.

    One spawn grew 1.5cm in a few days and 1cm in a week. But their growth seems to slowed down..... about 1.5cm in 2 weeks. I have high hope for these - my F2.
    Other spawns are growing like regular bettas.... frustrating.

    Having 1 spawn and 10 spawns is the same amount of work .... at least until I have to jar them. I decided to mave one spawn early so I have another empty tub and can breed another .... 3 pairs. Not sure yet though. I still have to condition the tub (not the betta) LOL.
  3. indjo
    05-18-2012 12:30 AM - permalink
    Now I keep livebearer mainly for my nephews and nieces. None are really into fish, they just like bright colors swimming around the tank. I only have guppies now. I try to make them HM. LOL. The best I have is only a super delta..... well I had 1 HM guppy, but couldn't get more.

    I noticed that they produce poor fins (small spread) in one generation but good form in the next. I cannot get them produce good form constantly. Maybe it's because I never introduce new genes .... IDK. - not really interested. I use over stock as feeders or give them away.

    I have about 5 betta spawn at the moment (I hope) - ALL artificially hatched, but I can't see the fry because they're in very thick planted tubs (2 half giants, 2 are bigger than regular. 1 is regular x giant descendent). Today another 2 (1 half giant and 1 regular) are spawning and I plan to do another 2 at least..... then stop until I can move them to respawn.
  4. indjo
    05-17-2012 06:27 AM - permalink
    That's what I love about bettas - there's always something different. Breeding gold fish, cichlids, livebearers, tetras,.... it's always the same method and result.... boring! Bettas always keeps me on my toes, always looking for better ways and some individuals often have to be kept in a different way.
  5. indjo
    05-16-2012 12:38 PM - permalink
    Not necessarily. If you use currents in your tanks, they won't be as aggressive - active, but not aggressive. But if you flare them like I do - very long time, yes they may be aggressive. ..... take my red dragon for example. I NEVER flare him but he is a killer just the same. There's this cambodian I just tried breeding, he is more aggressive than the red drgn (I called off the breeding - look for different method of introduction)- I never flare him too. So viciousness is just individual character.
  6. indjo
    05-16-2012 11:12 AM - permalink
    If giants were the same as regulars, then there would be no fun in exploring giants. LOL It's the challenge that gets the better of me - trying new ways to manipulate them.

    I am currently faced with the choice of breeding for color, form, or size (my so called giants seem to be cross breeds or half giants). The better formed are small/regular. The bigger ones are either poor formed or I don't like the color. If I breed for form or color, I might lose the size. If I breed for size, I might lose the form and end up with traditional PK form.
  7. indjo
    05-16-2012 04:12 AM - permalink
    I'm also thinking whether all this is worth the trouble? But in my case, I will always be curious if I haven't done it myself. I have to produce real giants .... then I might retire. Then again, who knows. I might just get fed up with them. (unlikely) LOL
  8. indjo
    05-16-2012 01:58 AM - permalink
    Yes that seems to be their trend - bigger = lazy
    I have this red drgn male, very hard to breed. Thus far he killed 3 females each in the breeding tank for about a day. They weren't torn up but he seems to have a "killer punch". I finally succeeded spawning him - artificially hatched the eggs. This was his fourth successful spawn. He ate the first 3. I just acclimated his fry into the grow out. Hope they survive.

    Try using live plants as substrates so the male can't get to the eggs (you said he won't pick them up anyway). when they're done, take everything out - breeders and plants. Lower the water level then hope for the best. If they hatch, take out bad eggs or you could do OFL's method by putting in a pond snail to eat the bad eggs. Place some plants in and add old, infusoria water and feed like usual.

    For some reason ALL of my breeders, giant and regular males ..... half giants (they're only 6-7 cm BO) .... are egg eaters.
  9. CarmanDirda
    02-25-2012 04:33 PM - permalink
    I'm from Kentucky
  10. tpocicat
    02-21-2012 05:14 PM - permalink
    The cockatoo is my daughters. She got it for her birthday. The african grey is her BF's he was able to make $100 payments until he was paid off. They both came from a bird rescue we found when we went to a bird mart at the fairgrounds.

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