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 05-18-2009, 02:27 AM   #1 
Kiki
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
How to breed Betta

Hi there,

I have a cute male betta and i want to breed him with a female but i really dont know how to do that. Can anyone give me a hand here??!!

thanks!
Kiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 08:05 AM   #2 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Hello and welcome to FishForum. Before you breed your bettas, I reccommend that you do as much research as possible. The male and female will need to be conditioned first. You'll need a 10-20 gallon breeding tank and lots of jars/containers for the offspring because they will need to be separated as they get older. You'll have to have the right food prepared ahead of time for the fry. They can't eat just anything. They need live food such as microworms, infusoria, vinegar eels or newly hatched baby brine shrimp. When you put the male and femasle together, they need to be watched closely to make sure no one gets hurt or killed. As I stated before, please do your research first so you'll know what to do and what to expect and what will be needed.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 08:40 AM   #3 
jonnylaw37
New Member
 
jonnylaw37's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Carolina
Quote:
Originally Posted by dramaqueen View Post
Hello and welcome to FishForum. Before you breed your bettas, I reccommend that you do as much research as possible. The male and female will need to be conditioned first. You'll need a 10-20 gallon breeding tank and lots of jars/containers for the offspring because they will need to be separated as they get older. You'll have to have the right food prepared ahead of time for the fry. They can't eat just anything. They need live food such as microworms, infusoria, vinegar eels or newly hatched baby brine shrimp. When you put the male and femasle together, they need to be watched closely to make sure no one gets hurt or killed. As I stated before, please do your research first so you'll know what to do and what to expect and what will be needed.
Dramaqueen, is there a "tutorial" on this site on breeding bettas? If not is there one somewhere you trust? I have done a little research but different places say different things. Since you know just about everything :) I thought you may know where the best place for that information is.
jonnylaw37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 09:19 AM   #4 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
jonnylaw, I just pm'd you with some info.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 10:43 AM   #5 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
For beginners I reccomend the following setup:

1. 10-20 gallon tank (to allow better water quality and more protection for the female).

2. A heater (25 watt for a 10 gallon and a 50 watt for a 20 gallon tank)

3. A corner or sponge filter (aipump+gang valve)

4. plenty of live or plastic plants

5. a cup, jar, or oil lamp chimney

6. A lid of some sort (I prefer plastic wrap)

For the breeding pair:

1. A couple of 1 gallon jars

2. Frozen or freeze dried foods

3. Methylene Blue (to prevent infection after spawning)

For the new fry:

1. A microworm culture

2. Baby Brine Shrimp Eggs

3. A hatchery for your Baby Brine Shrimp Eggs (Great info: http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...p_hatchery.php)

4. A siphon for tank cleaning (I prefer airline tubing)

5. A larger tank (20+ gallons)

6. A heater for the larger tank (5 watts per gallon)

7. 100 jars for the young males

PM me for more info :)
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 02:30 PM   #6 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Good info.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 03:04 PM   #7 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Thanks :)
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 04:07 PM   #8 
crowntail lover
Member
 
crowntail lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sweat homeeee Kentucky! :]
Great info!!! :]
crowntail lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 04:46 PM   #9 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Thanks :)
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 04:58 PM   #10 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnylaw37 View Post
Dramaqueen, is there a "tutorial" on this site on breeding bettas? If not is there one somewhere you trust? I have done a little research but different places say different things. Since you know just about everything :) I thought you may know where the best place for that information is.
I know a place that just about every betta breeder can trust. www.bettatalk.com ;)
MrVampire181 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
What type of betta would YOU breed? puppyrjjkm Breeding Betta Fish 16 01-15-2010 10:46 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 AM.


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