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Old 10-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #1 
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Breeding Bettas - Conditioning and Spawning

Now lets set up your tank! Watch this video:
Conditioning your pair:
Keep your pair in the high 70s during conditioning. Iíve found these to be the best temperatures for them and will help when they are introduced into a warmer spawning tank.
Feed them high quality foods several times a day.
Clean their tanks very often. Everyday is preferred.
Condition your fish for no less than two weeks.
Letís introduce the pair!
Although in the video the uploader prefers to not keep the female in a jar or chimney I highly recommend you do for your first spawn.
Courtship process:
The uploader recommends MelaFix as a medication for the femaleÖAVOID MelaFix as it has been proven to kill bettas and goruamis as well as other anabantoids.
While the male tends the nest:
Avoid disturbing him too much.
Feed him very little or not at all.
Make sure heís tending the nest properly by standing guard and moving the eggs around.
When the fry hatch:
Your male will be darting up and down collecting fry and spitting them back up into the nest. Itís still vital to not disturb him at this time.
When the fry become free swimming:
Now here you have a choice, you can either leave the male in or take him out. If he did a good job chances are heíll keep doing a good job with them. But for your first spawn I recommend taking him out. Just fill a cup with tank water and lure him away from the nest then gently net him. Acclimate him back to his tank. He may sulk and act depressed for a few days and this is normal.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:13 PM   #2 
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Ok i need a foolproof system to get me veiltails to breed. I have allthe supplies. Please help.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:31 PM   #3 
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There is no way to get them to breed. They're living animals. More importantly veil tails are not suitable breeding fish.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:49 PM   #4 
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i have not breed my bettas yet but i will once i have all the supplies i went to petsmart and they didnt have any sponge filters you you need one or could i put a net over the filter so the fry wont get succed up will this work?
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you dont need a filter in the breeding tank. you must wait til the female is ready to spawn, it'll take awhile or so. minimum tank size is five gallon.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:59 AM   #6 
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would a sock work over the filter when the fry are free?
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:18 AM   #7 
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A sock will not do. The current of the filter will be too strong for the fry. You need an air pump and a sponge filter so you can regulate the bubbles by either knotting the tubbing or using a vaulve.
You wan the least water movement possible.
If you can't find a filter, look for "how to" tutorials online. They are not complicated to make and you will find air pumps in at any petstore.

Here's a few video tutorials:

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Old 10-29-2011, 08:28 AM   #8 
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so do you just need a air pump
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You don't need an air pump, either.
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DQ, how do you make one without an airpump?
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