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Old 10-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #1 
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Supplies For Breeding Bettas

Hello Everyone,
I've only been active in Betta breeding for the last month or so so for the life of me I can't remember things some things that I didn't even have to think about before doing. So I just wanted to ask everyone if hungry could put there input in my Current Supplies


Live Foods

Grindal Worms (getting some)
Vinegar Eels

Frozen Foods

Frozen Brine Shrimp
Frozen BloodWorms

Brine Shrimp
Brine Shrimp Eggs
Decapsulated Brine Shrimp Eggs

Artificial Plankton Rotifers
Atison's Betta Food
Rick Caputos Black Gold
Atisons Betta Pro


Note, these are not my only Tanks, just the ones I'll be using for breeding
4 Ten Gallon Tanks
2 15 Gallon Tanks
1 20 Gallon Tank
1 5 Gallon Tank


3 Dual Sponge Filters
One Home made sponge filter


I have Lighting for all the tanks and a low light for the Spawning Tank

Air Pump

3 Air Pumps
30+ Feet of Airline Tubing


Only Have 2 50 watts but am Working On Getting More

Spawning Supplies

Lots Of BubbleWrap
Half Cut StyroFoam 32 oz Cups
Indian Almond Leaves

Jars And Dividers


300+ 32 oz Jars
Multiple 1/2 - 1 Gallon Jars
Multiple One Gallon Tubs
Huge Tubs to Keep These Jars In


I Do Have materials For Dividers and will be putting the first of the males and females picked from the grow out into the ten gallons and 15 gallons but divided of course

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Old 10-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #2 
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Sounds great. :)
An optional thing to add might be spirulina(powder). My fry got it and APR when they were just a couple days old. I've heard of it being used to feed daphnia cultures, too.
But you have plenty of stuff already so it's not needed.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #3 
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Yeah, the guy offered it to me but I didn't want any so he just gave me extra decap.. I might have to get home though
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:12 AM   #4 
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Wow. I must say you are very prepared. I don't use half that stuff. Geeze, I'd never remember I had it to use, lol.
What I use:
NLS-Betta, small fish and grow
I use GROW to condition my breeders, small fish for the juvies and Betta for the non breeders and giants.
I use walter worms and BBS for the fry. I still find it much too easy to overfeed BBS so I alternate to avoid SBD. At about 1 month I add powdered NLS, frozen BBS chunks and frozen daphnia. I recently started using decaps but I think I like ground NLS better. It's easy to over feed decaps.
I have grindals but find myself not using them for some reason. I may reculture them up and give them away for the cost of shipping...
I have 10's for spawning and 29's for grow outs and 55's for the juvies/females I haven't found homes for.

I also find I can leave my juvies in a big tank together almost until they are all sold or given away-well over 1 1/4". I reserve jars for the special ones or the PITA's that won't play nice. There is no need to jar an entire spawn...unless you luuuuuv water changes.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #5 
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Lol, I had too many in my first spawn that were too aggressive. I started jarring at 5 weeks with my first spawn, thank you for the advice! Right now I just use atisons but my LFS doesn't have NLS, I'll have to look on AB for that
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #6 
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5 week old from my first spawn
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:08 AM   #7 
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Reds are fiesty! Attisons is probably just as good. I just like NLS because it's really high quality and comes in several different sizes.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:19 AM   #8 
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Lol, these were salamanders with a very deep color, I have a sibling picture of the other one too.. And yeah, I am still thinking about the NLS though

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Old 10-22-2013, 12:50 AM   #9 
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Wow, my fry will be 5 weeks in two days and they don't look like that yet! I guess mine are behind! O.O
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:07 AM   #10 
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different strains grow at different rates... my Red HMPK fry grow pretty quick as pictured below... but my Black Copper CT are growing slow but steady... Dont freak out if yours a little smaller. If you are doing daily or every other day water changes, feeding live foods, and have them in an appropriate grow out container with 80 degrees then you are going to have normal sized fish soon enough!
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