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rlkramer1
09-25-2009, 07:13 PM
I just bought a male and female betta. I thought I might try to breed them at some point. So I put them in a 29 g community tank for the time being. I have 5 java loaches, 18 neons, and 10 pygmy cories. It's heavily planted, and I have a rena filstar xp3 canister rated for a 180 gallon tank. I've got it turned down, but the flow is failry steep for a 29 gallon.

Anyway, He built a nest after only 2 days in the tank and yesterday i could see eggs in the nest. This really pushes things up, I did not imagine they would spawn in that set up. The floating plants keep the current out of the corner he selected so I guess that's all he needed.

rlkramer1
09-26-2009, 12:09 AM
They hatched today, the male is picking them up as they fall. I managed to get a few decent shots of the prolarvae (attached).

rich311k
09-26-2009, 12:27 AM
Congrats! Those are some great shots.

HeatherB
09-26-2009, 12:28 AM
oh...this makes me want to go and get a female betta!

rlkramer1
09-26-2009, 12:51 AM
Congrats! Those are some great shots.
Thanks! I'm hoping they survive in the community tank. I think I've got a fair shot of at least some making it. There's a mass of floating vegitation about 6" thick across about half the surface.

rlkramer1
09-26-2009, 12:53 AM
oh...this makes me want to go and get a female betta!
Exactly where I was a week ago :)