Ok, My Male is a Petsmart Betta, and My female is a Chard56 CT.
My male is super picky. I tried for weeks to get him to build a bubble nest, He finaly liked the Dark blue coffee mug, with 1/4 of a inch of air above the top of the water.
My female was all gold when I got her, but now she has some black on her body, which I will probably breed out. Her caudal fin when I first got her looked more like a combtail, but the points finaly got a little longer, and they are all evenly spaced which makes me happy.
This is my first successful spawn. This is my practice round so I won't be culling Unless their are some seriouse deformities. I really want to let their colors and finnage fully grow so that I have something to go on with my next spawn. So on to the fun part.....
The fry were completely free swimming by august 31 2013.
I did a approximate count on the 30th and saw about 30 free swimmers, with many more still hanging in the nest. The male stayed in until the 30th, he doubled the size of the nest by the 30th, and by that night I took him out and let the fry do their own thing.
As soon as the first fry started free swimming I added infusoria, MW, and boiled egg yolk.
Today is September 1st and I wanted to get all of the settled yolk out of the tank so I did a water change, and transferred the fry to a plastic bin. I felt that the 10 gallon tank had to much surface and I wanted to make sure they were getting enough to eat. I added a moss ball and a little more than half of the water they were in back into the plastic bin, also I have free floating plants for them to hide in.
I counted 91 fry.
Here are some pics of the male and female(it took me a hour just to get these photos, so sorry they are not better.) and I also added some pics of the fry. I am going to keep updating this log.
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