Wow! That's what I call a full plate!
I hadn't heard of antacids.
I have more time on my hands & I could easily handle more pets, BUT I have limited space. Isn't that always the way? When I had my big house, I had a child, dogs, cats, a job & pottery studio, a pond & garden...
lol.. yeah even one more fish I will be overwhelmed lol
Originally Posted by bettacrazygirl86
Even in one to two months, I won't be able to take them. :( Not unless I get my 10 gallon and something happens to Patriot, which I really hope nothing does. He's my baby. <3 Since I'm going off to college, I can only have a 10 gallon, and I could only have a small sorority in that, once it's planted and cycled. That's why, when I do get a sorority going, I want to get directly from a breeder so I can get siblings. :) That way they might get along better if they grew up together. I can't have a sorority unless something happens to Patriot though, since half of the 10 is gonna be his.
Ahh I understand :) I don't blame you either! Keep in mind though, it's not always guaranteed to have friendlier siblings from a breeder. Honestly it's a toss up either way you go with about the same chances of aggression. It's dependent upon each fish personally, rather than whether they are used to it. As by the time the fish are shipped, etc, they have "reset" and it doesn't matter whether they are siblings at that point.
Culling is sad but you've got to do what you've got to do.
Yes.. but don't worry, will have plenty to send you! lol.. still want 300? :P
Lots of times this is why I only condition my female for 1 week. Some websites you will read to condition them for 2+ weeks but I never do because they become TOO eggy. I usually feed them great for 5-7 days and let her go at it. Most of the time I get 100-150 and then have some die off but it's better than tending 500 fish and saves me the pain or guilt of killing them off. When I do cull I just feed them to the Oscar. At least that way they are being used... As nutrients.
It has nothing to do with how long you condition.. it's based upon age of female, size of female for the most part. New breeders/young females tend to have less naturally. As they age and become experienced they release more.. this particular female has been spawned multiple times, is 1/3 bigger than any of my other females.. and she was only conditioned for 5 days.
Length of conditioning time plays no factor.. as the eggs will become ripe at the same time..
I am new here, and I have to say, seeing this post is just wonderful!!!!! Those babies are soooooo cute. I have 2 bettas now, both males, but I want to start a sorority soon. How much do they cost, and how do you ship them?
Thank you :) Generally you can get most females cheaper from breeders, a lot of times free with purchases of males... it all depends on whether you want ones that are breed worthy or just some really pretty ones but don't have the "perfect" spread, topline, etc. For the ones that I won't sell for breeding purposes I would probably sell them for $3 each.. shipping is the standard $35 overnight. Ship in small bags, heat pack if the weather is too cool for them.. generally I recommend over night, as it can still take 2 days to arrive.. sometimes they can last longer, depending on the temp outside and how long the heat pack lasts. And you mail through regular US Post Office.