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  1. LittleBettaFish
    04-06-2013 04:12 PM - permalink
    LittleBettaFish
    I like the coccina complex of species. But unless you have a way of getting your water pH down below 5-6 it is not worth trying to keep them.

    Betta albimarginata are great if these are going to be your first wild betta species. Easy to care for, very friendly, not too fussy on water conditions and damn near like rabbits when they get in the mood.

    I always recommend either those or channoides for people wanting to get into wild bettas.

    Betta macrostoma generally like softer water too. They can be notoriously tricky to get fry from, and are adept jumpers. They are very big fish and really require a tank in the 25-30 gallon range for a pair as sometimes there is aggression between the male and female.

    Also you must have a tight fitting and strong lid for these. This complex is very bad with jumping and you can have no gaps for them to get out of.
  2. Hadoken Kitty
    04-06-2013 12:28 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    Today is day three for the fry...so I was expecting either by tomorrow or the day after. Is this correct?
  3. Hadoken Kitty
    04-06-2013 12:25 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    I think I saw one wiggling....I don't know, though. I haven't taken dad out yet. Do you think I should? He hasn't eaten anyone yet...I was definitely not foreseeing this.
  4. Hadoken Kitty
    04-06-2013 12:17 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    I'm so upset that I think I'm going to be sick. My grandma lifted the lid and coaxed dad out from under the nest when I was gone at some point. Dad must've felt that the nest was threatened, because there's no nest anymore and the bottom is littered with baby bettas. I know I'll just have to try again...but still....
  5. Hadoken Kitty
    04-05-2013 10:07 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    I'm so nervous about this spawn...I really want it to work!!! I have worm cultures, plants in the tank, and bbs eggs ready to be hatched...

    Even with all of these things, I'm terrified that it will fail like my last two spawn attempts. Ugh. Third time's the charm? Maybe?
  6. Indigo Betta
    04-05-2013 10:02 PM - permalink
    Indigo Betta
    the Spring\Easter Betta Contest is calling for you!!!
  7. Hadoken Kitty
    04-05-2013 09:12 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    Lol, if I can figure out how to get fish to Canada. xD
  8. Hadoken Kitty
    04-05-2013 08:19 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    Also, I bred a grizzle male with a white female. The male has AWESOME finnage and the female has a nice and tight anal with a great caudal spread. Probably my best girl with one of my fave boys.
  9. Hadoken Kitty
    04-05-2013 07:54 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    Oh. I don't know. I can't count since dad dragged a plant under the nest. I can't move the plant either, since the bubble nest is all over the plant now too.
  10. Hadoken Kitty
    04-05-2013 07:44 PM - permalink
    Hadoken Kitty
    I think I spotted three... There was one yesterday but I counted two more today. I don't really want to disturb them much...so I might wait a bit.

    Dad is getting tired since it took him three days to even get mom to wrap with her...Thinking about putting some food in for the poor guy to give him a small energy boost. Just a couple of pellets. I've heard yes and no on feeding dad while taking care of fry....he seems like he really needs it, though.

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  • About MattsBettas
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    Fish breeder and keeper, mainly focusing on bettas.
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    Alberta, Canada
    Interests
    Betta (domestic and wild) breeding, plants, photography...
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    Student
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    Male
    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
    5 - 10
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