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Old 06-20-2011, 12:40 AM   #21 
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50%? What brand are those?

Are you offering her the live food right now?

It won't be tough on her to fast her for a few days, but it sure will be tough on you!
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:20 AM   #22 
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nooo im feeding her live food not freeze dried for conditioning- the brine shrimp and daphnia. right now she wont eat anything else besides freeze dried bloodworms cuz of petco. :/ I reaaalllyy want her to eat pellets, trust me im trying! My pellets are 50% protien so I really want her to eat them. XD Im scared to starve her for a few days, it feels mean even though its totally nessesary lolz.
Even though it seems mean to fast a betta, but for breeding it is essential to make sacrifices. Also, you may even have to cull some fry that have certain deformities and imperfections. So just keep in mind that these small things are actually an important part.

How is she and the guy doing today?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:35 AM   #23 
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Its some variety of NLS. I have the betta formula which is 37% and there is some other one ( growth formula? ) Im at work and not gonna be home until later today so I cant look at it XD. The bettas are fine : ) Amaya is enjoying her new home and Ryu keep making lots of bubbles under his filter, lol. hes practicing :) They are obviously in dif tanks far away from each other tho.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:08 AM   #24 
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Its weird that someone mentioned female bettas meeting can increase spawning mood because when I was cleaning my living room, I had to move Sakura and Amaya on another table. They saw each other tank-by-tank, flared a lil, and Sakura had pale vertical white lines O.o lolz bettas are interesting creatures indeed...

Yeah its NLS grow forumla im looking right at it and it says protien: max 50%. Its great for all aquarium fish types but since its not specially formulated for bettas i make it an occassional thing. Good news is I dont need to fast her :) she ate 2 small NLS betta formula pellets today!! Im glad she finally gave in. I hope she didnt wait to spit them out after I left the room LOL that would be one sneaky fishy.

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Old 06-20-2011, 05:24 PM   #25 
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u mightt need to stave her bc thats wat i usually do when i get them and they wont eat pellets or anything but freeze dried bw so just starve her for mayb 2 days
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i agree that bettas are very weird and interesting fish and have such amazing personalities.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #27 
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u mightt need to stave her bc thats wat i usually do when i get them and they wont eat pellets or anything but freeze dried bw so just starve her for mayb 2 days

I have to say, i know what you mean, but "starving" isnt the correct term.

Dont take that offensive it just really bothers me lol. Sorry its just some small things bug me.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:57 PM   #28 
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That's interesting Indjo, I've never considered having them flare at another female to get them more interested in breeding. I might try that sometime.
The basic principle for both male and female is "rivalry"(?). If they feel threatened, some how it drives them to reproduce. Using another female is only to make the "rival" a female so she won't fight against a male.

I do this more to reluctant males than females; against other males for aggressive ones and against females for the more "chicken" ones. I'd let them flare for about an hour or so.
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