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Old 05-10-2012, 12:24 AM   #1 
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Blitzen HM x Truffle VT

Decided to make a spawn log for my upcoming breeding project.~ I'll be breeding my red/white butterfly HM boy Blitzen with my multicolor VT girl Truffle. As they're both petstore betta's with unknown genetics, I'm not really breeding for anything in particular - if anything, just some fun colors ;3 I know I'll get some messy looking fins and probably some deformities and stuff, but hopefully I'll cull most of the deformed fry and nothing too terrible will happen. lD
They'll be bred in a 10 gallon hex tank and moved into a 50 gallon growout tub when the fry are freeswimming.
The pair is still in conditioning for another week or so, but I thought I'd post this now so I don't forget later on and maybe so I can get some rough feedback on what to expect in the fry.~
Also, pictures.

The male, Blitzen...


And the female, Truffle.


Will update later when I introduce the pair.~ :3

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Old 05-10-2012, 02:19 AM   #2 
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Both are very cute! Good luck :)
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:39 PM   #3 
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So it's been a while - Blitzen got ick, so I had to postpone breeding them. But he's better now, and they've both been conditioned for another week.
So today, after floating Truffle in the breeding tank for two days, I let her out. They aren't being too aggressive towards eachother, and Truffle keeps going to the bubble nest and contributing a bubble or two. She seems ready to spawn, as she keeps going towards Blitzen, but he seems more focused on working on the nest as of now. He chases her a way a bit and blows more bubbles.
I'll wait and see what happens, and will post with more updates later. I'll also see if I can get a video when/if they start spawning.~ :3
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:48 AM   #4 
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Bloop, fail spawn. They spawned, but they were both egg eaters. and when I left Truffle in the tank to see if they would try again and not eat the eggs this time, she attacked Blitzen and tore his fins off. She's back in the sorority and he's healing up fine, but I don't think I'll be trying this pair again. cx
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #5 
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Sry to hear. hope everyone heals fast.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #6 
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She looks young.
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