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Old 08-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #1 
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Thinking about it

I'm considering joining the IBC and showing. The showing part is a little intimidating to me since I have some social issues...

I actually have 1 fry left from one of my spawns... and a handful from a spawn I did on the side. >>
The single fry is from my unnamed male yellow dragon HMPK and Conchenn (yellow based marble HMPK female).
The others are from a dragon HM spawn.

I am being careful with the single fry. I don't want to cause any more stress yet than what he has already been through. Once I am sure he is nice and strong, I will take some pics of him.
The other spawn is not handling the heat too well, so I am experimenting with ways of keeping them in their comfort zone temps. So far so good. Both parents of this spawn are HM dragons. The male is black and the female was a black marble.

My other problem is that I now only have 2 females. One is a HM dragon geno (shows it quite well) who is very nicely balanced with a beautiful cadual. The other is my Conchenn. She is a very aggressive and has killed others... So she has a personal 10 gal tank now. The only male I have she has taken to is my yellow dragon.
I have a few males: 2 HM dragons, 1 yellow dragon HMPK, 1 metallic HMPK, 1 metallic marble HMPK, 1 marble DbT, and 1 true giant HMPK.


So.. Any tips would be welcome. ^_^
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #2 
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Maybe showing might help your social issues and it might be a confidence builder.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #3 
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Maybe showing might help your social issues and it might be a confidence builder.
And most times you are sendig fish to the shows by them selves. Most of us are pretty easy to get along with so you will probably get some new friends out of the deal..
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That's what I was thinking. I have PTSD. It brings about a lot of anxiety and panic attacks. I'm training my own psychiatric service dog... But the fish help me relax.

I'm hoping that my HM fry make it through this sudden heat. It's supposed to be hotter tomorrow so I have a fan pointed at their tank. They haven't liked the heat very much so I'm doing everything I can to keep them going and healthy. They've been growing nicely.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:46 AM   #5 
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I have made some crazy friends in the short amountof time i have been talking to show breeders they are realy awesome people and very patient with new breeders!
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:58 AM   #6 
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I'm going to get the membership as a gift to myself. I think I deserve a little something. lol I'm not sure that any of current fry would be anything to send to shows... but I'm definitely trying.

Making friends would definitely be a plus. I don't get out so much. I have made friends in the Bully world since buying my pup... So I think I'd do the same thing in the betta world. XD
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And most times you are sendig fish to the shows by them selves. Most of us are pretty easy to get along with so you will probably get some new friends out of the deal..
Yeah, I forgot about mentioning that the fish are shipped to shows and you don't have to accompany them.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:04 AM   #8 
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Check out karen mac auleys fb page : Mac Auley's betta beauties great place to chat with other serious show breeders and some are members on this site :)
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Shipping would make getting them to more shows easier. I live up in OR, and I don't think the shows end up too close to me. I don't drive and my other half has 2 days off a week (Sat and Mon).. So getting to shows would be a bit hard. Though I might be able to talk him into taking a day or two of vacation time when a show is in CA. lol
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Check out karen mac auleys fb page : Mac Auley's betta beauties great place to chat with other serious show breeders and some are members on this site :)
Do you have a link to the group?
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