Your guide to spawning your Betta.
Mouthbrooders grow to be larger than bubblenesters at maturity, and therefore require larger tanks. Breeding tanks for the larger mouthbrooders (B. pugnax) should be at least 20 gallons, whereas the smaller mouthbrooders (B. picta, B. edithae) will do just fine in a 10 gallon.
Mouthbrooders are too large to be housed in jars, as they depend more upon the use of their gills than the labyrinth
Originally Posted by fjolliff
Here are the promised photos! Also a bonus of my brother's female vailtail betta in her "moonrock" cave! It was too cute to not show off!
You can see the purple thing on top of the tank, that's the hood from the 1gal with the light in it. I also have a purple folder to the right of the tank to keep my computer screen from messing with him.The heater didn't turn
I'm blogging a conversation that I've been having with several people about my delta tail betta.
His dorsal and anal fins have been becoming gradually ragged. I was monitoring him since I noticed his dorsal and anal fins, but then he started loosing large chunks of his tail fin! I dubbed the behavior as "The Game of Rip-It" based on a Yahoo answers response mentioning that they play "whip-it".
Anyway, here's the conversation and a photo of him from
Update: He just died. I don't know why. He was fine earlier, I watched youtube for a couple hours, I checked on him, and he's dead. Just like that. I don't even know what I did wrong. I think that I'm just not supposed to have bettas. I feel like I'm the one killing them somehow. So, I'm just going to do the humane thing and not get any more. Thanks for your help guys. I might pop in if we need to ask something about the tetra or the shrimp, but I won't be saying anything more about my own bettas.
Updated 04-08-2013 at 07:50 AM by fjolliff
Yesterday we put our new neons in the 20gal along with our 2 ghosties and our gold mystery snail. Today two were dead. We replaced them (suspected victims of NTS or new tank syndrome) and noticed that one of our neons was a green color. After some research I found that there is a species called Green Tetra (or False Neon Tetra) somehow we got a less widespread tetra along with our pretty blue ones.
We have dubbed him "Itsuki" (a character from Yu Yu Hakusho anime). He shines