Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #1 
New Member
Layman's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Question seeking advice - most common mistakes to avoid?

I've decided on trying my hand at breeding. I'd like to know what has NOT worked too well for you guys. Tail crosses to avoid, chemicals to stay clear of, temperatures, etc. What's made your hatches go sour?
Layman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #2 
TFK Moderator
indjo's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Anything can go wrong - having a natural egg eater, having weak/bad genetics and fry suddenly die. Don't think about it too much. Just try to prepare yourself with tons of knowledge and hope for the best.

I would avoid CT x to any other tail type - unless you want to create something new like CTDTPK ... for example.

Keep your temp. as stable as possible. Severe fluctuations can kill both fry and adult. Try keeping it around 82F. I would stay clear of any chemicals. I don't even use anti fungus b/c the male should take care of that.

Perhaps the key is keeping your water in good condition - keep up with water changes without disturbing fry too much (refill with the drip system). I don't do wc or disturb them when the male is still in with the fry. Some males may eat his fry if he feels disturbed.

I suggest you read the stickies to understand the basics.
indjo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Don't make these common mistakes LauraSch Betta Fish Care 28 12-06-2011 10:11 AM
YAY!!! (and seeking advice as well) TharBePirates Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 0 10-05-2010 09:16 PM
Seeking advice on Ammonia eMel Betta Fish Care 12 01-14-2010 05:06 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.