How to breed a betta part one
When you find the two perfect bettas you must breed, you think "Shoot, how do I breed?" You think and think but have no clue. Well here we will take many methods of breeding and you can create your own or try one that you like. Many famous breeders use Indian Almond leaves to make the water brown like in Bettas' wild home in Thailand. Let's start natural;
You need a 10g-mature/heavy planted tank filled to the top with water, no filters, soiled base with sand cap, 80*F, lots of pond, ramshorn, and trumpet snails and RCS for clean up, Indian Almond leaf.
For grow out have a 20-70g tank and you can your males together for up for a year if the fry are left with the pa pa at least the first thirty days.
I intro the breeders in the spawning tank at the same time and usually will have spawn within 1-3 hours
Let the male pick his nesting site under a floating plant (probably)
Start daily 50% water changes once you start adding live food to the tank when the the fry are about 6-7 days, they feed off the infusoria and other micro-critters the develop in a mature NPT
First foods-infusoria (grown in the spawning tank) then NHBBS, HUFA supplemented BBS, white worms,
the mosquito larva are for the adults for conditioning along with other live foods
What I have personally seen in the two method I have used-bare bottom-half full, remove male and the natural method......a few differences I have noted...
BB method-easier to count and clean-but I get more deaths related to pathogen/parasites, more neurotic type behaviors as adults, swim bladder problems
Natural method-hard to count until they learn the feeding tap, no health issues, less aggressive Betta.
Is this better? Tips:
Old Fish lady's method, give her credit!!
Last edited by frogipoi; 07-27-2010 at 10:32 AM.