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Old 06-26-2014, 01:48 AM   #1
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Breeding Betta's- color variations

I have a very pretty red Cambodian veil tail betta. I wanted to breed him, and while have most of the research bumps worked out, I still have a few more questions before I get started, as I don't want to get into this before I know as much as possible. Right now, what confuses me is genetics. I can't seem to find anything that explains this in terms I can understand. What color and variety of female betta should I select to breed him with? The idea of many colors of fry is appealing, but I don't want to make a bad mix. Should I stick with veil tails? What would happen if I got a rosetail or halfmoon betta female? Are there any colors I should avoid? Also, if you have any tips or experiences you would like to share, I am open to new knowledge. Thanks!
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What if I bred him (my Cambodian red veil tail) with and orange pineapple plakat?
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You might talk to a Betta Club. I know we have a big Betta show here in CA. Our local club is active AFAIK.

This is our big show.
http://cbsbettas.org/2014convention/

I would buy a breeding pair of quality Bettas, but that's my view.





http://www.bettatalk.com/selecting_stock.htm

http://nippyfish.net/2011/05/26/bett...to-buy-bettas/


This is just an example of Bettas you can find. http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1403848187




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Thanks, and yes, I thought I would buy the betta's online from a good breeder. I found a really gorgeous pineapple plakat, imported from Thailand, so I was wondering how those would mix. I am debating in whether to use my veiltail or buy another betta somewhere else. I really like his coloring though, he has bright red fins and a pale pink body. He is so pretty, but I also like the rosetail variety.
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Thanks, and yes, I thought I would buy the betta's online from a good breeder. I found a really gorgeous pineapple plakat, imported from Thailand, so I was wondering how those would mix. I am debating in whether to use my veiltail or buy another betta somewhere else. I really like his coloring though, he has bright red fins and a pale pink body. He is so pretty, but I also like the rosetail variety.
If you're looking at breeding bettas then don't cross tail types. As for how the colors go, I can't say as I've never personally looked into it.
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Oh, thanks, I hadn't found any information on crossing tail types. I suppose it's just like crossing dog breeds.
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I've been researching breeding as I would like to breed marbles some day and everyone says that veiltails are the least sought after and are generally undesirable because they are so common. Think about how you are going to place the fry, you could end up with a hundred or more. You probably won't be able to sell that many veil tails. You might not even be able to GIVE away that many veil tails.

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