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Old 09-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #11 
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I started looking on ebay, and IAL isn't that expensive! I was expecting an ungodly number...haha. Is it something that you really give credit to for successful spawns?

Andddd....during my ebay scowering, I decided to look into the prices of fry food, and again it's soooo much cheaper than I expected haha. Fairy shrimp eggs seem to me like the best option, but of course I want to know if anyone has used them and if they would recommend them.

Sorry for the excessive questioning, the questions keep popping into my mind and i figure it's better to cluster them all into one thread rather than spam the main page.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:58 PM   #12 
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I started looking on ebay, and IAL isn't that expensive! I was expecting an ungodly number...haha. Is it something that you really give credit to for successful spawns?

Andddd....during my ebay scowering, I decided to look into the prices of fry food, and again it's soooo much cheaper than I expected haha. Fairy shrimp eggs seem to me like the best option, but of course I want to know if anyone has used them and if they would recommend them.

Sorry for the excessive questioning, the questions keep popping into my mind and i figure it's better to cluster them all into one thread rather than spam the main page.
IAL is essential for both conditioning of the parents and healthy spawns :) Totally worth buying it.

Fry need a variety of live food and plenty of space to really reach their growth potential. I haven't used fairy shrimp eggs so I don't know anything about them. I do know that most people recommend a diet of baby brine shrimp supplemented with worms and nematodes, like microworms and banana worms and walter worms :)
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #13 
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what about oak leaves? i've heard they're similar in effect to IAL, I'm not trying to be cheap, but I'm having issues with paypal and I think most sellers only accept that as their payment method...
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #14 
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I was watching some youtube videos and came across a series by a guy who claims to be the best breeder in the world, and honestly he seems legit. He was saying to absolutely not breed in a glass tank for many reasons, such as the bettas getting distracted, hiding in the corners of the tank, and the plastic insulating heat better than glass.

What do you guys think about this?
I'd say its worth a shot and it will work, I tried that but its difficult to remove the female and a small movement of the water will pop the bubbles easily.


That guy is boastful ijs.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #15 
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what about oak leaves? i've heard they're similar in effect to IAL, I'm not trying to be cheap, but I'm having issues with paypal and I think most sellers only accept that as their payment method...
Won't work, IAL has some special thing that stimulates betta's breeding and it keeps them healthy.

Its very common in asia and in paddies/ rice fields.

I started using them and woah! success! daddy's watching my babies ehem! his babies(eggs) now.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #16 
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They are virtually the same, no difference... 99% the same by analysis
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #17 
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*whispers* buy all your worm cultures from me!!!
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:41 PM   #18 
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No me! Lol, JK. Cj isn't breeding right now so she's selling her cultures low. I have a limited supply becuase I use and need them
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I was watching some youtube videos and came across a series by a guy who claims to be the best breeder in the world, and honestly he seems legit. He was saying to absolutely not breed in a glass tank for many reasons, such as the bettas getting distracted, hiding in the corners of the tank, and the plastic insulating heat better than glass.

What do you guys think about this?
he is SO full of it. And if you say something he does not like you will get 20 emails in like 5 minutes with some of the worst cussing. And those are the only words he can spell right. He is into fighters.. take his info with a grain of salt. There are TONS of ways to breed bettas. Experiment till you find what works for you. Don't waste time on this bozos videos. Serious breeders consider him a fool..
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what about oak leaves? i've heard they're similar in effect to IAL, I'm not trying to be cheap, but I'm having issues with paypal and I think most sellers only accept that as their payment method...
They work too..
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