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philthy
04-24-2015, 03:25 AM
Alriiiiighty Then.


So in my 3 section tank I've decided to try breed bettas. Yesterday I noticed the female and male actually together at the nest, instead of the female hiding amongst the foliage. The number of eggs increased from about 9 visible to about 50 in a little less than 24 hours. (I dont mind keeping the female and male together for longer periods as theres enough foliage for the female to hide without me even being able to see her) This morning I took the female out - now to begin watching for the fry to hatch :)

I'm pretty happy with how this has all gone - now I can start selectively breeding bettas :) only thing will be storing the fry as they grow out. I might have to move my guppies into the outdoor pond.

Anyone have any idea how long male juveniles can be together for? lets hope they are mostly female ahaha


I'd be happy to explain my set up etc. Just ask - I don't wanna write an essay right now :P


oh - I bred a Red Veil Tail Male (rhyme scheme triple point combo) with a "wild type" female mutt.

Interested to see what fish come out of it - I don't have a breeding goal at this stage.

adamlafrance
04-25-2015, 01:19 PM
Super exciting! Can't wait to see what they look like :)

mommy1
04-25-2015, 05:08 PM
Neat! I'm looking forward to seeing the little ones too.

fishmommie
04-25-2015, 07:00 PM
Do keep us posted. sounds like you've really done it the right way if there are that many eggs.

philthy
04-26-2015, 02:29 AM
So last night I noticed the fry have hatched and are still attached to their egg sacks - The male isnt doing a great job at recovering the fry that drop from the nest but I'm still hoping to get at least a dozen in the end :)

philthy
04-29-2015, 02:36 PM
Soo, I removed the male yesterday and counted 20 fry around the tank - they weren't quite free swimming but I didn't want to leave the male in there on an empty stomach.

Today they were more active - just need to go out and get some micro worms to feed them.

Happy, happy days

Slaphppy7
04-29-2015, 02:45 PM
Can you get us some pics?

philthy
04-29-2015, 03:20 PM
Sure will, I'll have them up in about 8 hours when my lights turn on :p

I'll hand feed the adults on video too (Y) been getting the bettas to jump half out the water and grab brine shrimp from my fingers :P

Slaphppy7
04-29-2015, 03:24 PM
Cool, I'll stay posted....

Boundava
04-29-2015, 07:16 PM
Yes congrats on your fry, can't wait for the pics. :19:

RiversGirl
04-30-2015, 03:43 PM
Congratulations! I'll join the others above in lining up for pictures and the video you've made.

philthy
05-04-2015, 08:38 AM
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sorry guys, been slow lately, I'll get the video up soon

Soot
05-13-2015, 07:56 PM
Ahhhhh baby betta!
How are they doing?

mommy1
05-13-2015, 11:12 PM
Aww so tiny.