Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #11 
Meggie6347
Member
 
Meggie6347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Oh that's good! I think that's actually the brand I have! Thanks
Meggie6347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #12 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
I mean Population. Great Salt Lake is bigger than San Fransisco Brine Shrimp.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 03:04 PM   #13 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Have to correct here - most pet store bettas are the right age to breed, and there is nothing wrong with breeding them. The only thing different is that you won't know the color background, so the babies will be more of a surprise.

Other then that, they are just fine to breed - as long as they are healthy and you condition them right they are fine. I know many (me included) who have pet store bettas to breed. Unsure why people (who don't breed) keep saying it's not good to use pet store bettas - many people start with them, and many show winning bettas have pet store parents. It's a matter of opinion on whether you want to use it or not, but don't think for a moment there is anything wrong with using them.

Good luck!
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #14 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Many bettas are past breeding age and have already bred.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 04:07 PM   #15 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
I agree Myates....also, you can only research so much before its time to get your hands dirty or wet....lol....and I have successfully spawned both males and females as old as 4 years of age without any problems with either the breeders or the offspring.....

Look forward to following your spawn log....good luck...
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #16 
Meggie6347
Member
 
Meggie6347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Thank you! I am really excited! Unfortunately, some freak thing happened o the female I was going to bring, so I think I will use one of my other females...(she has also been eating brine shrimp, so she would actually be ready whenever)...I just need to get my ten gallon tank back and wait for those micro worms to come in

I will try to post a picture of my male and see what you all think
Meggie6347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #17 
Meggie6347
Member
 
Meggie6347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
This is him: and under the flash of a light he has a really rich blue to him






This picture makes his caudal fin look uneaven at the angle that it's at, but it is not





What do you think? Like I said, I am not going for jaw dropper show bettas, it's just for fun...but I do want your opinions!
Meggie6347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #18 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldfishlady View Post
I agree Myates....also, you can only research so much before its time to get your hands dirty or wet....lol....and I have successfully spawned both males and females as old as 4 years of age without any problems with either the breeders or the offspring.....

Look forward to following your spawn log....good luck...
Older humans can breed but its not the best.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #19 
MattsBettas
Reference Team
 
MattsBettas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
I don't see anything wrong with breeding healthy pet store bettas as long as you realize that you could get pretty much anything. That's what I (and pretty much everyone) started with. I do find that old females lack erm... Drive.
MattsBettas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 06:18 PM   #20 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
He's handsome, Meggie :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChoclateBetta View Post
Many bettas are past breeding age and have already bred.
99.99% of bettas you purchase at pet stores are around 3-6 months of age, haven't been bred (when you have a good breeding pair you tend not to get rid of them, as virgin fish are a pain sometimes >.< (yes, I'm dealing with 2 virgin girls right now..)).. so they are the ideal age to breed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldfishlady View Post
I agree Myates....also, you can only research so much before its time to get your hands dirty or wet....lol....and I have successfully spawned both males and females as old as 4 years of age without any problems with either the breeders or the offspring.....
I agree a million times.. until you actually start, you really have no ideal sometimes! LOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChoclateBetta View Post
Older humans can breed but its not the best.
Bettas are fine to breed after they are older - as long as the betta is healthy and willing, there is no reason not to. I ask that a little more research on your part will help when it comes to facts about breeding.. you don't want to lead people astray when it comes to something that is already hard enough as it is. You have a single betta, that is a lot different than attempting to breed or having been breeding for years.
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
thinking about breeding again betta lover1507 Breeding Betta Fish 14 02-20-2012 10:20 PM
So I've Been Thinking About Breeding... Ajones108 Breeding Betta Fish 8 11-11-2011 01:22 AM
New Thinking Of Breeding DazedBetta Breeding Betta Fish 14 06-29-2011 08:44 PM
thinking about breeding shards Breeding Betta Fish 2 06-11-2010 07:38 PM
Thinking about breeding! Maryrox247 Breeding Betta Fish 10 04-28-2010 06:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.