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Old 09-23-2012, 03:33 AM   #1 
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what do I need for breeding

hi all,

what should I need to to this?
is there article?
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:14 AM   #2 
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hi all,

what should I need to to this?
is there article?
thanks
Check the first posts you read in the breeding section.

They are the sticky threads.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:29 AM   #3 
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You will need:
-10 gal tank
-sponge filter
-submersible heater
-live plants
-Indian Almond leaves
-Live /frozen foods (for conditioning your pair)
-live fry foods
-turkey baster
-syphon hose
-fry first bites (this is the first pellet food they will eat)
-50 - 100 jars
-20 - 40 gal grow out tank (this is optional but highly recommended)
-Breeding pair
-Lots of TIME
-Lots of SPACE
-Lots of $MONEY$
Good luck with your spawns and I hope I didn't forget anything. Many breeders use differnt brands of items but this is the basic things. I will be breeding soon and am so excited! Read the stickies in the breeding section, and realize just how much work this awfully aditing hobby is! Best of luck!
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #4 
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You will need months of research, tons of equipment and homes for hundreds of baby fish.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #5 
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there is easy way to do it?
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #6 
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No, bettas are really hard to breed when it comes to fish. If you want to breed fish easily, go with livebearing fish like guppies.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #7 
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I'm going to piggyback on what babystarz said and clarify something because although I do understand what they said, it might be misinterpreted... seen it a lot on this forum.

Getting a pair of bettas to spawn is not hard. Male + Female = eggs
Yes, there's a lot of preparation that goes in breeding but I think it's very important that newbies know that the easiest thing is to get your spawn to mate.

The hard part comes in raising fry to adults. There are a million things that can go wrong and the smallest mistep and you will loose all your fry.
It does take lots of time and money.
Time: you're looking at a couple of days of constant supervision of your pair in the spawn tank until they spaw.
Then once you have your fry; they will require 2-3 feedings a day of LIVE food which you have to culture and daily 50-100% water changes to get good growth on them.

Why it cn get expensive? There's specific equipment necesary for a spawn and live foods can get costly depending on what you decide to feed.
Quality brine shrimp eggs are not cheap plus they are a PITA to hatch.
Micro, banana, and walterworms will probably be the cheapest live food you will be able to get but your fry will outgrow them very fast.
If you decide to feed grindals, those cultures go from 15-30 dollars.

Once you have succesfully grown your fry to 2-3 months in your 20+ growout tank you will need to separate because they will get nippy with eachother. This means a separate container and heater (unless you go with a space heater) for each fish and daily water changes for each of those containers until your fish are ready to be rehomed.

So if you're comitted, it's a wonderful hobby.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:21 PM   #8 
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so it's easy to get them breed?
O.K. sound intersting.
what should I need to get them breed? (see eggs etc. )
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:24 PM   #9 
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I don't try to breed (for general knowledge)
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:20 PM   #10 
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In a nutshell: a male will create a nest of bubbles with his mouth and the female will mate with him underneath it, releasing the eggs. Then her job is finished. The male will pick the eggs off the floor of the tank and deposit them into the nest. He spends the next 3 days putting back eggs that have fallen and preventing them from being attacked by mold and parasites, and then once the babies have hatched he will rescue them and put them back too, because they cannot swim yet. Once the fry are free swimming the male is no longer needed and the hard part starts because now you're the mom and the fry need lots of care for the next 2-3 months :P

Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK0m_awMOWQ
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