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Old 05-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #11 
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Where did you store your eggs? I'm told to freeze most, refrigerate the rest.

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Egg was a little over a year 19 months
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #12 
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You don't need a lot, UNTIL it comes time to jar all those fish. THEN you will really need a dedicated fish room unless you can afford a lot of heaters....

Really it depends on how large a spawn you have. If you could limit the spawning to about 20 eggs, it could be manageable. Or an aggressive culling after a week or two? You have to have the strength to decide who will live and who will die.....

1 tank for male, 1 tank for female. both about 5 gal with heaters. One large tub for breeding and gro-out, with heater and sponge filter. At least one more large tub with heater to hold your jars unless you get a dedicated fish room.

This would be about the bare-minimum breeding kit.
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My brother is moving out soon. He has a room in the basement. Its kinda small, but perfect size for a betta breeding room. I'm going to buy a small electric heater and leave it on 81 degrees when I have bettas down there.

As for culling, I'd rather give them away and fill up all my own tanks with them before culling. If I ever did have to cull, I would let their father eat them instead of me doing it myself.

Whats going to be hardest for me is getting all these fry foods. I don't understand how to get daphnia, microworms, brine shrimp, etc......

Also when do I seperate the fry and jar them so they don't kill each other?

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its a bit more complicated and expensive than that. I could sit here and type a page and a half on how to breed bettas. It requires multiple tanks, heaters, lights live foods, frozen foods, pellets, lots of plants live and plastic, lots of jars and then every disease cure you can think of for when they do get sick, its not if its when. ALso expect your parent's water bill to go up. you'll be doing LOTS of water changes
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The microwowrm and brine shrimp you can order cultures online and get them shipped to your house. for a microworm culture it should cost under ten dollars, I'm not to sure about bbs. Also invest in Indian Almond Leaves. They help with the breeding process, and the fry's health
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its a bit more complicated and expensive than that. I could sit here and type a page and a half on how to breed bettas. It requires multiple tanks, heaters, lights live foods, frozen foods, pellets, lots of plants live and plastic, lots of jars and then every disease cure you can think of for when they do get sick, its not if its when. ALso expect your parent's water bill to go up. you'll be doing LOTS of water changes
People make it seem so easy. X_X
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Plus electric bill to.
Running all the water pump,heater, light and air pump will raise the bill 20-40 month
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:50 AM   #17 
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People make it seem so easy. X_X
It get easier once you have all the set up
By then you'll be like $2k down the whole
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Whats going to be hardest for me is getting all these fry foods. I don't understand how to get daphnia, microworms, brine shrimp, etc......

Also when do I seperate the fry and jar them so they don't kill each other?
Well, I use two 2L soda bottles for BBS, just salt water and eggs, then pump with airline and tubing to keep them aerated. Here is what I use here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8sNx...ure=plpp_video

I ordered a microworm culture online. Just have three dollar store tubs that I make a layer of oatmeal, add some yeast, and some worms of course... I rotate them as the oldest one goes bad.

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Well, I use two 2L soda bottles for BBS, just salt water and eggs, then pump with airline and tubing to keep them aerated. Here is what I use here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8sNx...ure=plpp_video

I ordered a microworm culture online. Just have three dollar store tubs that I make a layer of oatmeal, add some yeast, and some worms of course... I rotate them as the oldest one goes bad.

Jeff.
Found microworm culture and indian almond leaves.
Microworm: http://www.microworms4sale.com/
Indian almond leaves: http://www.amazon.com/Indian-Almond-...6844265&sr=1-3
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Daphnia
Best to buy for breeder
No disease or parasite
U can find them in lake or pond
But your taking a big risk of getting all your fish sick if u get them from pond n lake
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