- Fish Breeding
- - lonely betta
|biokid101 ||10-08-2009 04:37 PM |
my brothers male betta has been with us for about a month. a couple of days ago we upgraded his place into a little plastic bowl about half a gallon and he built a bubble nest today. i want to get a female for him but not in the same bowl im gonna get her one. and the babies another. is this a good idea? i dont have enough money to buy a 2 gallon tank im only 14.
|dramaqueen ||10-08-2009 06:28 PM |
I usually recommend a 2 gallon or larger for bettas but I have some of mine in 1.5 gallon critter keepres. Also, if you plan on breeding, please do your research first. A lot of preparation goes into it.
|biokid101 ||10-08-2009 07:13 PM |
i wasnt planning on breeding bettas but it does seem interesting and i am going to research them. i am breeding swordtails tho and my gouramis dont wanna breed or my cories. my swordtail fry dont survive. so i might try betta cause i heard the father takes care of his fry and i think thats adorable.
|dramaqueen ||10-08-2009 07:21 PM |
Yeah, male bettas take care of the fry until they become free swimming. I'm sorry you can't get your fish to breed.
|biokid101 ||10-08-2009 07:37 PM |
its ok thx. do the males eat the babies when they free swim?but my one female swordtail is pregnant and should be giving birth the 20th of october hopefully.
|dramaqueen ||10-08-2009 08:21 PM |
When the babies become free swimming then you take the male out.
|biokid101 ||10-09-2009 06:37 AM |
oh i have to think twice about breeding bettas because of the clean water and the fighting and the food they have to eat! i wont be able to care for 100 babies i have two jars!!
|dramaqueen ||10-09-2009 11:21 AM |
lol! Its a lot of work and you could get a LOT of babies.
|ChristinaRoss ||10-09-2009 11:29 AM |
at least you are kind enough to realize that you cant care for that many, so you wont breed them. thats very wise of you and save up a little at a time, maybe mow a lawn or rake some leaves? you can get a 10 gallon for around $12 at walmart
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