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eicg
07-05-2014, 09:01 PM
So i have breed Betta a few times but lately i haven't had much luck. most of my Betta's show no interest anymore or have become very aggressive(mostly the females). I am hoping to acquirer another pair. They are HMPK dumbos that are 3.5 months old. If i am unable to get them then im looking at a red HMPK pair. I was hoping someone could help me get a better breeding turn out. SO how do you breed your Betta's? I've heard you can use tea to stain the water, what type of tea do you think would be best for this? How do you prepare your Betta's for breeding? Is there any special food you recommend? Any other information would be greatly appreciated! I really need these breeding to work. I will also let you know of any other questions. thank you

afro123
07-06-2014, 01:36 PM
I dont know much about breeding bettas but i do know this
1) are your bettas happy?(i.e have the males built bubble nests before you tried to introduce the females?)
2) you say the females are being aggressive? That is something i have never heard off usually it is the females that are the less aggresive.
3) i heard cattapa leaves help provide conditions for breeding

eicg
07-06-2014, 03:53 PM
1) yes my betta's are happy they make bubble nest's all the time very big ones at that but they never breed.
2) yep, I can't figure out my my females are so aggressive but they are females.

afro123
07-06-2014, 05:45 PM
for feeding i recommend you use live food like brine shrimp bloodworms (frozen or freeze dried) will also work this should be done for a few weeks with constant water changes(the healthier the fish better will be the breeding process).
but like i said I have never attempted breeding bettas so dont go by what i say only. Check the net and gather up all the info you need
you say you have bred bettas before. So i assume you should know all this.
Get a 5-10 gallon tank get a divider and let them get accustomed to each other then slowly let them interact make sure tank is heavily planted and the female can hide easily.
once mated slowly remove the female and give her medicines if she is hurt let the fry hatch and slowly take out the male.
This is pretty much all i know


So keep me posted

eicg
07-06-2014, 05:55 PM
Ok thanks the betta dumbo pair are coming in Monday or Tuesday. The pair is coming from Florida but where shipped there from Thailand.

afro123
07-07-2014, 04:59 PM
hopefully they will do fine during the ride
just one thing though how do you know if the breeder really is selling a pair

eicg
07-07-2014, 11:48 PM
He sent us pictures of them and the caption was red copper Hmpk pair. The discription was 2 bettas 1 male 1 female 3.5 months old siblings.... Ect. It's not exactly how he said it but that's close to the in pronation he gave about it. He had very good ratings from ononinus buyers

afro123
07-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Just FYI some people just sell bettas as a pair not knowing if they really are a pair or not.

aquariumlover10
07-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Wait your breeding siblings purposely!?!? Why your going to get inbred fry they can and will have deformaties, I would feed hard boiled egg yolk to your fry.

jaysee
07-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Inbreeding is pretty standard. It's not dangerous till you get several generations in. Proper breeders throw in some new blood here and there to keep it fresh.

aquariumlover10
07-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Yeah but its still wrong do you want to marry and mate with one of your siblings or your parent.

jaysee
07-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Yeah but its still wrong do you want to marry and mate with one of your siblings or your parent.

I think the fact that you compare it to marrying and mating with a sibling speaks volumes.

How do you think the 400+ different breeds of dogs came into being? Or the various strains of guppies? Or the different color morphs of fish in general? Or the different types of bettas? YOUR betta may very well be inbred.

We've been manipulating genetics for a very long time.

aquariumlover10
07-08-2014, 04:05 PM
Yeah but that was along time ago and now we don't inbreed them, what betta mine died from dropsy.

afro123
07-08-2014, 05:48 PM
I think the fact that you compare it to marrying and mating with a sibling speaks volumes.

How do you think the 400+ different breeds of dogs came into being? Or the various strains of guppies? Or the different color morphs of fish in general? Or the different types of bettas? YOUR betta may very well be inbred.

We've been manipulating genetics for a very long time.

Thats food for thought isnt it :P

eicg
07-09-2014, 01:56 AM
Yes my pair is siblings because being dumbo it can be hard to breed into no related dumbo fish but once I've got a good bloodline going I will expand my blood lines.

afro123
07-09-2014, 10:55 AM
thats nice to hear anyway recieved the fish yet??

eicg
07-09-2014, 09:47 PM
Yep they came today I have herd they are pretty and the pictures are good they look amazing. They were supposed to have been ship Thursday and arrive Friday of Saturday when I got back from the city aquarium but the guy shipped them early and the came today. My parents are carding for them will post pictures when I get a chance to.

afro123
07-10-2014, 10:20 AM
brilliant :)