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Old 05-01-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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New wild bettas

I've been wanting wilds for a lonnng time now and i finnaly got some! I got a pair of b. Simplex, which is a mouthbrooder, and 4 young b. smaragdina which are bubblenesters. They are all sooo cute and I can't wait to breed them, especially the simplex as i've never had mouthbrooders before. The simplex are in th tank below, and the smaragdina are in a growout tank. Sorry about the bad pics, there really speedy and my camera was dieing on me But i'll get some better ones once they settle in better and are coloured up more.

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Wow! Very nice! Are you going to attempt to breed them? I'm guessing that you are, but just curious
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Beautiful fish! Good luck with breeding them! I didn't know of any Betta species that were mouthbrooders.
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An t-iasg,

Pick up a copy of Bettas by Robert J. Goldstein, Ph.D.
It has ALOT of great info on all kinds of bettas and a large section on the mouthbrooders.
I got my copy at petsmart.
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Great stuff! I have been looking for smaragdina myself.
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Well, i'll attempt to breed them that is. Smaragdina are pretty much the same as splendens. But as far as i know with simplex is that they just decide for themselves whens the right time (and hopfully there will be aright time!!)
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Smaragdina are similar to splendens, but no more similar than imbellis (which I do have) are, really. The simplex are interesting...I wouldn't mind some for a companion tank to my B. pugnax group.
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