Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
IMO/IME it's not due to water adaptation. It's more about care differences. I too can't keep a bought fish for long - same water, same climate. But my fry can live longer than the average bettas in my area. As long as you have fry, it's not a loss.
BTW, did you breed all the above pairs at the same time?
What do you mean by care differences?
And also, to both of you, how long do your imports last once they arrive to you? I'm planning to import atleast one pair in the next few months, but I dont know how soon after I'd be able to spawn them.
10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders