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Old 12-09-2012, 02:41 PM   #11 
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Before you spawn your bettas, do you always keep them from seeing each other, many breederds keep cards or paper between the glasses, what are any of your thoughts on when and why to cover?
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #12 
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Okay. Its just it seems the people with more excerise hare more energy. The fatter people I know have less engergy to move. But you know the breeding better.
i've actually never bred before, i've just been doing several months of research before i even try, so i don't end up making the traditional first-timer mistakes.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:46 PM   #13 
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Thats what I mean you reaaly know your stuff. I have an entire book on live food. Turns out you can use vases to supplment fish fry food.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:56 PM   #14 
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

First yes these are conditioning containers, I like to condition in smaller setup vs a bigger one. You can't tell it to well from the pic but I have IAL in there too. The female is normally housed in my sorority tank, once I spawn her she'll go back into the conditioning container with IAL and be feed however much she'll eat to recover before going back to the sorority tank.

I'm specifically only allowing this pair to see each other for 5-10 minutes each day for the whole 2+ weeks I am conditioning them.

When I first started allowing them to see each other she didn't show breeding stripes, it wasn't until day 4 or 5. That was also when I noticed she was full of eggs, it was a massive change in her belly area.

Another wild thing I noticed this morning when I allowed them to see each other, was the male literally tried to embrace her through the container. She flirts with him too when they are seeing each other.

I am thinking that when they go into the spawning tank they'll be introduced together. My goal in my method is to produce some really horny fish which I think I have based on the males behavior this morning.

For my non conditioning males I exercise (flare them) every other day.

I really like the fighters sure they're not the fancy colors and what not but they are as tough as nails and very spunky I do have fancy plakats (hmpk) too, that maybe one day I'll cross into the fighter line.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:16 PM   #15 
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See? everyone has his or her methods, I have been a breeder for 35 years, and there is ALWAYS something to learn!!
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I know everyone has there method.
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