Red Devil Metallic Male x Cambodian Female - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 75 (permalink) Old 11-10-2016, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Red Devil Metallic Male x Cambodian Female

Well this pairing paid off! Female was conditioned for just under 2 weeks and is just a female I picked out at the LFS. She had some nice subtle metallic hues to her that I thought were pretty interesting. I originally was going to pair her with a Copper Metallic Male but decided to make a gametime lineup change, swapping with a Red Devil Metallic male.

The male was obsessive with his nest, choosing a small piece of bubble wrap over the styrofoam. He feverishly worked on it while the female looked on. He would take occasional breaks to flare and show off, but he was a busy dude.

After a couple days, and a female bursting with eggs I decided to put them together. Day 1, male showed a lot of aggression if she came near his nest. Day 2, male still chased her and she had a few chunks missing from her fins. But late morning the male was receptive to her advances and they spawned. The whole thing took about 3 hours until he no longer tolerated her near his nest.

Removed the female and gave her a few white worms for her efforts.

Male is doing a great job looking after the eggs, constantly tending them and making sure they're all nestled into his masterpiece.

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Male with eggs in the nest


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Awesome, following!

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Male is still tending over all the eggs. Need to start hatching BBS today!
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Male meticulously looking after the nest and eggs.
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Can't wait to see what the babies look like, Following!

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Can't wait to see what the babies look like, Following!
Should be an interesting bunch! I honestly have no clue what to expect since the parents are so different from one another. A lot of genes at play. lol
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My guess is metallic blue with red wash, maybe some light bodied fish if father is also carrying the cambodian gene. You may get copper if mother is metallic royal.. but from the picture she looks non metallic royal, if so, then the blues youll get are metallic steel aswell as metallic royal. Father looks black laced based so you may see some laces, marble also likes to come along with lace so maybe some of those too.

Finnage wise you can expect vt, delta and maaaaybe super delta if youre lucky

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interesting pair! I have a Cambodian female I'm thinking of breeding when I get the supplies ;) Wish the best for you fry!

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Tarou (male twintail)
Icho (male twintail)
Kessel (male dragonscale crowntail)
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Fry are just about free-swimming now! They're bouncing around in the bubble nest. Funny watching the male try to catch them and keep them in order. I'll remove him once the fry are horizontally swimming since I'm not too worried about him eating them.
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Wow! This is a huge spawn! Easily 200+! Was not expecting that many! lol



More to choose from to continue the lines! =) Neat that theres light and dark fry already!

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