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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hello!

I'm Ashley, and I'm about to start my first attempt at breeding bettas! I plan to use this as a journal and note-taking area for myself, and hopefully to get some feedback and advice from you all!

I just purchased my breeding pair.




Aren't they beautiful? :D

I've set up two tanks: one to keep the two in, and, of course, a spawning tank.

Housing tank:

20-gallon Glass Tank
Clear Plastic Hood
Mesh Divider
Tetra 50 Watt Heater
Whisper Power Filter 40
Thermometer
Sand Substrate
Live Plants
Driftwood
Limestone Rocks

Spawning tank:

20-gallon Glass Tank
Clear Plastic Hood
LED Aquarium Lighting
Tetra 50 Watt Heater
Whisper Power Filter 40
Thermometer
Live Plants
Driftwood
Limestone Rocks
Styrofoam Cup

I'll probably take some pictures of the tanks another day.

Supplies:

Mardel Maroxy
Mardel Maracyn
Freshwater Aquarium Salt
Kordon Novaqua and Amquel
pH Stabilizer
Ammonia Test Strips
5-in-1 Test Strips
Aqueon Siphon
Algae Sponge
Extra Whisper Filter Cartridges

Food:
Brine Shrimp Hatchery
Microworm Culture
Frozen Bloodworms
Betta Pellets

Currently, I'm waiting for my fish to be shipped to me (as I bought them off of Aquabid) and working on starting up the brine shrimp hatchery.

Let me know if you have any suggestions!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 07:42 PM
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These guys are beautiful! They have nice minimal branching and toplines. The only thing I would be concerned about is the long anals and small dorsal base.

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I'm new to this, so I'm not sure why that's a problem. Would you enlighten me? :3
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Well if you're show breeding then you would want the best betta you would want. Have you read ibc forms? Or are you not interested? <--- Not trying to be offensive :)

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I'm not really interested in showing them; at least not yet!
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But, now that you've mentioned it, I'm going to go read up on form. :)
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This is not bad pair. They have their faults but with selective breeding you might be able to produce showable fish in a few generations.

About your supplies...

Spawning tank:

20-gallon Glass Tank - hopefully you're not using the same tank as your housing?
Clear Plastic Hood - make sure it airtight
LED Aquarium Lighting - not to be left on 24/7
Tetra 50 Watt Heater
Whisper Power Filter 40 - needs to be removed. You need a sponge filter and airpump to be turned on once the fry are free swimming.
Thermometer
Live Plants - will give you infusoria (good)
Driftwood - not needed
Limestone Rocks - not needed
Styrofoam Cup

I'll probably take some pictures of the tanks another day.

Supplies:

Mardel Maroxy
Mardel Maracyn
Freshwater Aquarium Salt - don't use all the time
Kordon Novaqua and Amquel
pH Stabilizer - don't use unless your pH is dangerously high. It's better to let the bettas adapt to the pH
Ammonia Test Strips - might want to get a liquid test kit; strips are not realiable
5-in-1 Test Strips - same as above
Aqueon Siphon - not to be used until your fry are a couple of months
Algae Sponge - for cleaning the glass?
Extra Whisper Filter Cartridges - not needed since the filter needs to be removed.

Food:
Brine Shrimp Hatchery - no need to start hatching until the fry are freeswimming. They can feed off the infusoria that first couple of days. BBS takes about 24 hours to hatch.
Microworm Culture
Frozen Bloodworms
Betta Pellets
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I agree with Vilmarisv on what is needed, I also had the same questions.
What a lovely pair you have! Since the male's anal isn't too long, the fry might have shorter anals, once you breed them we'll see.

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This is not bad pair. They have their faults but with selective breeding you might be able to produce showable fish in a few generations.

About your supplies...

Spawning tank:

20-gallon Glass Tank - hopefully you're not using the same tank as your housing? No! Of course not.
Clear Plastic Hood - make sure it airtight
LED Aquarium Lighting - not to be left on 24/7
Tetra 50 Watt Heater
Whisper Power Filter 40 - needs to be removed. You need a sponge filter and airpump to be turned on once the fry are free swimming. Can you suggest a sponge filter?
Thermometer
Live Plants - will give you infusoria (good)
Driftwood - not needed I know, but I had it and I like the way it looks. Haha.
Limestone Rocks - not needed
Styrofoam Cup

I'll probably take some pictures of the tanks another day.

Supplies:

Mardel Maroxy
Mardel Maracyn
Freshwater Aquarium Salt - don't use all the time
Kordon Novaqua and Amquel
pH Stabilizer - don't use unless your pH is dangerously high. It's better to let the bettas adapt to the pH My pH is actually dangerously low.
Ammonia Test Strips - might want to get a liquid test kit; strips are not realiable Already taken care of! :)
5-in-1 Test Strips - same as above
Aqueon Siphon - not to be used until your fry are a couple of months
Algae Sponge - for cleaning the glass? Yes.
Extra Whisper Filter Cartridges - not needed since the filter needs to be removed.

Food:
Brine Shrimp Hatchery - no need to start hatching until the fry are freeswimming. They can feed off the infusoria that first couple of days. BBS takes about 24 hours to hatch.
Microworm Culture
Frozen Bloodworms
Betta Pellets
Thank you!

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Your pair is beautiful. It looks like you got some good advice. Good luck with your spawn.
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