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Old 04-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #11 
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Who is cappy? anyway , it isn't unusual to lose females from wounds, if nothing happens in 2 days remov her and condition them both again and then try to spawn them.
I never use anything larger than a gallon tank for spawning, it is too vast an area and attention is less focused.
I use 10 gallons for growouts and wait until the fry are abot a quarter inch to transplant I use a very fine brine shrimp net and a square Tupperware sandwhich box, once al the fry are in that, I float the whole box fry and all in the 10 gallon for hours and then release into the tank.

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #12 
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O.O only a 10 gallon for a growout...yikes.

I was told 30 min
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #13 
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I have bred and raised thousands of bettas, yes a larger tank for huge spawns of course but most of the time my spawns are 100 or less fry and I do just fine.
Everyone has their own methods, I just tell people what works for me.
Typo sorry it should have read 10 gallon.

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:38 AM   #14 
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You can also look up Elite Betta on youtube, you will see he has some 5 gallon buckets full of young fish.
Elite is a man I would term as a Master Breeder.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #15 
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Not trying to disagree here, just want to point out that there are no right nor wrong way to keep them. Use methods that suits you best.

I've seen breeders (local) keep about 300 - 400 2cm fry in a 13g (60 x 30 x 30cm) tank. No filters, no pumps. Just plain water literally full to the top. Not sure how that breeder gets away with that but I can never do that. I might keep 20 -30 in a 13g but I use pump and filter. Even that needs massive water changes weekly.

I can get away with +/- 100 fry in a 1g moved when they are about 5mm. Daily massive water changes. Then they go into about 60ltr tubs and finally end up in a 40-50g.

So always take people's experiences/advices with a grain of salt - is it the right method for you?
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #16 
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Not trying to disagree here, just want to point out that there are no right nor wrong way to keep them. Use methods that suits you best.

I've seen breeders (local) keep about 300 - 400 2cm fry in a 13g (60 x 30 x 30cm) tank. No filters, no pumps. Just plain water literally full to the top. Not sure how that breeder gets away with that but I can never do that. I might keep 20 -30 in a 13g but I use pump and filter. Even that needs massive water changes weekly.

I can get away with +/- 100 fry in a 1g moved when they are about 5mm. Daily massive water changes. Then they go into about 60ltr tubs and finally end up in a 40-50g.

So always take people's experiences/advices with a grain of salt - is it the right method for you?
I agree, what ever works for you, I even use totes, they are cheap and you can get lots of water in one.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #17 
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I sort of like the buckets and clearish plastic totes the five gallon ones for breeding simply because the totes have tops I can drill holes in and keep the humidity in there better, the buckets since we have horses we have over 100 buckets in the barn.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:04 AM   #18 
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I can relate but, it was all my fault..

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Well unfortunatly my nosy family wanting to see my fish breed crashed the tank lid into the tank destroying the bubblenest and all, stunned one of my fish too. I now have to recondition and am starting over using a bucket. I think half the issue is my family members constantly disturbing them and poking at the tank despite me asking to be quiet. Family is now banned from my room until I have a spawn.
So, I do what this youtube guy says and, ruined my entire first attempt at spawning. I removed the male early and, in doing so, the cover stuck to the duct tape and ruined the bubble nest. Plus, this guy said to not listen to anyone but him. I guess that should ahve told me something there! Anyway, I now listen to advice here and that's it! No more youtube "I'm the best" guy. :)
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Sorry about your experience. I do try to post warnings if I see people listening to that lunatic.
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I think this is a guy MrVampire warned about a year or so ago.
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