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Old 08-18-2004, 03:40 PM   #1
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betta breeding

How hard is it to get bettas to breed??? I have a green betta which i have heard is a pretty rare color for them. He is a big male and i want to breed him with a blue female to try and have some green babies. I don't know the first thing about breeding these fish. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-18-2004, 03:50 PM   #2
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check out bettaworld.com. ive looked aroud there a little bit and found some good info.

http://www.bettaworld.4t.com/custom2.html - Breeding bettas
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Old 08-19-2004, 01:59 PM   #3
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Breeding is easy, raising fry is the hard part.
Some sites to read:
www. bettysplendens.com
www.bettasrus.com
www.ontariobetta.envy.nu/breeding.htm

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Old 08-19-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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Here are very useful sites
www.petfish.net (check the forums)
www.bettatalk.net
http://waynesthisandthat.com/bettas.htm
www.bettysplendens.com
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Old 08-20-2004, 08:59 AM   #5
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Thanx for all the help guys. I have the tank set up and i bought a female last night. I am conditioning them now so hopefully within a week or two she will be ready to breed. Hopefully my male has some strong genes and i get some nice green babies. I'll post results when the time comes and if any of you that helped me are interested in the babies when they come just let me know and i will be more than happy to send you one.
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Old 08-20-2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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do you have any pictures of your green guy you could post?
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1 bunch of some sort of crypts
2 powder blue gouramis
1 calico angel juvi
4 zebra danios
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4 fancy guppies (2 male - blue and red, and 2 female)
1 common pleco
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2 juvenile unsexed Eublepharis macularius in a 20 long
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Old 08-20-2004, 11:18 AM   #7
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No sorry, but i can give u a quick description. He is a veil tail, he is has a very dark torquoise body with slight red on his pelvic and anal fins and bright green tail, dorsal fin, and most of his anal fin. He is very large and aggressive so i am assuming that he will produce offspring with the potential to be fairly large and aggressive also. I am breeding him with a female that has a very silvery body and torquoise fins and tail. Hopefully i will be able to get my hands on a digital camera and photograph the offsrping so that i can post pics of them.
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Old 08-20-2004, 12:40 PM   #8
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Should i use methelene blue after the eggs have been put in the nest to prevent fungus or is there something else i should use???
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Old 08-20-2004, 06:46 PM   #9
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Don't add any meds. They shouldn't get fungus if daddy takes care of them.

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Old 08-21-2004, 12:41 AM   #10
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Is the betta with any other fish? you have to remove the female betta after spawning as the male will switch to over protective mode and kill any fish that share the same tank inc the female betta and otto.

The male betta will take care n clean the egg from fungus daily.
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:58 AM   #12
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The betas are alone in a 10 gallon tank set up for breeding. The two fish are still separated by glass for conditioning and the male has built a fairly decent nest. Hopefully the female will be ready by the end of this week.
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