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bettaboy 05-22-2008 06:01 PM

So, betta breeding advice?
Okay, so I've been researching betta spawning for a WHILE and I plan to spawn bettas (of which I do not yet own). Yes, the jars will be ready as well as the tanks and stuff. I'm just wondering if anyone can provide serious advice that will help me? I don't need to know about water conditioners, pet store stuff, and that stuff.

fish_4_all 05-23-2008 01:12 AM

That's the best advice I can give. The guy seems to know his stuff so it might help with anything you haven't already researched.

bettaboy 05-23-2008 10:17 AM

was there a while ago

Jacko 05-23-2008 08:15 PM

Well, some of the things I would want to have for the next time I breed bettas that I think I should have had when I bred them the first time would be:

-Microworm or vinagar eel culture; these are usually better than baby brine shrimp as I have heard from fellow betta breeders. I used infusoria and baby brine shrimp and whatever little rotifers the little things could catch.
-Java Moss; it usually carries tons of rotifers, so that is a good addition to the breeding tank.
-Floating live plant; I had a water lettuce plant and a half of a styrofoam cup and my male betta chose the water lettuce over the cup.
-Snails; yes, these pesky little buggers. My baby bettas (around 5 weeks old) were eating all the snail eggs in the tank, and the ramshorns helped keep the diatom algae down, which was horribly overrunning the tank.

I think that is all I can remember, I'll let you know if I remember any more!

bettaboy 05-23-2008 08:58 PM

-I have a microworm and infusoria culture.

-Java Moss: Searched forever but couldnt find where to buy :(

-Snails... will LFS snails do... or?

bettaboy 05-23-2008 09:33 PM

What I mainly want to know, is at what age (weeks) can I start feeding babies adult food? (Flakes, etc.)

Jacko 05-23-2008 10:12 PM

Well, I was weaning my fry onto powdered flake food at 8 weeks old and they were taking pretty well to it, but unfortunately they seemed to enjoy huntin down my red cherry shrimp fry more and chowing down on those. :roll:

If you could get the ramshorns at the LFS, it should do, I had pond snails in there too and those eggs were eaten as well but they aren't as cool looking IMO as ramshorns.

I had Java Moss and Pelia in with my fry, I got the Java Moss from my LFS for 3.99 for a golfball size bunch and I got the pelia when I ordered my RCS from Karl Kwong, it came in the bag with them. I currently have a ton of Java Moss, I have a friend that sent me a bunch to get my asian tank set up and it grows pretty fast. You should be able to find it on Aquabid or Ebay.

bettaboy 05-23-2008 10:30 PM

Okay, also... would it be okay if I gave some of the offspring away here on the forums? =P

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