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Old 02-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #1 
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I am thinking of getting this female, but I am fairly new to bettas and was wanting advice on her form and color. She's listed as a white halfmoon. Any advice would be helpful thanks.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:51 PM   #2 
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Good color, not quite HM but that is common among HM females to not go 180*. She doesn't have very good branching so if your looking to produce a lot of HM fry you should look for another female. Paired with a good HM male she should produce about 50% HM.

She's pretty nice IMO.
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Are you trying to breed her?
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #4 
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Are you trying to breed her?
I was thinking about it, but I don't have a male yet. It says she's a little over 4 months old.
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Well I suggest since you are new to bettas to wait a few months and just focus on betta care. After a few months and a lot of research you could try breeding.
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Well I suggest since you are new to bettas to wait a few months and just focus on betta care. After a few months and a lot of research you could try breeding.
Thanks for the advice. How should I focus on betta care? Should I get one from a pet store and practice with it (and then get others to breed later when I'm ready) or should I get the one above or another similar and take care of her for a few months while doing research and then breed her later? I've done some research already, mostly by reading the posts on this site, I kinda have an idea of what I want to do with the spawning tank and fry rearing, but more research can always be helpful?
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:10 PM   #7 
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If you have never even had a betta I wouldn't even think about breeding right now. Buy your first betta (I suggest pet store since Aquabid is expensive) and focus on it for a few months, making sure it is healthy and also so you can make sure you even like bettas! Also, not to be rude, but just an idea of what you want to do is soo not enough. Breeding takes a LOT of care, time, and very importantly, money.

So I would just stick with one betta until June or July, and THEN think about breeding.

Bettas need:

-at least 2.5 gallon tank/bowl
-Water changes about 4 times weekly
-water conditioner
-pellets
-worms/brine shrimp for variation
-heater
-decorations
-filter (optional)
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