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Old 05-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #1 
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Red face How to breed bettas?

As some of you may know I have been gone awhile ......well more than awhile unofortunatelly, I also have to say it's been a long time since I have kept any species of fish.......It's been about 2 years

All of my fish have sadly passed, long ago when I wasn't maintaining them correctly ........some of you remember me being a joyfull newbie others.....well a young stupid & spoiled fish keeper

This is me pretty much starting from scratch.......with no fish what so ever.

I have come back to this hobby with a deep pocket of cash & room for properly taking care of these little guys. And LOTS of spare time and patience.

If any of you are wondering I have been into reptiles , veiled chameleon breeding.



My questions:

What is a good breeder pair of betta?

Are there any species easier than others?

What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

What food is used when conditioning the adults?

What tank setup & book cases do you use?

Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #2 
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Btw do any of you know of black/Melano plackat breeders?
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:59 PM   #3 
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I would wait until you know more to breed - it is a big commitment.

1 Gallon is the minimum for a grown betta. 2.5 gallons is a lot safer to heat. 5 gallons and above is awesome! :D
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #4 
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I understand I have thought it over ;) I've been around the block with bettas several times before..........I figured since I have acclomplished breeding chameleons & raising their offspring that I should give another shot to try to breed bettas correctly.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #5 
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These are all pretty basic questions, and the answers to them can be found in several locations, like www.bettysplendens.com, www.bettatalk.com, and even in stickied threads at the top of this category. If you have any questions that you can't seem to find the answer to in any of these links, feel free to ask away.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #6 
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:) haha I know about those sights, I just wanted to know how different people operate their fish setup. And I wanted to imitate it for sucess :D


And more opinions about tank size, prefered food ect.

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:29 PM   #7 
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What is a good breeder pair of betta?

That really depends on what you plan on doing with the results of your breeding.



And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?

The easiest way would be to let someone else breed them for you! Well there really is no "Easy" way...
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #8 
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A good breeder pair -
Depends on what your breeding goals are. A lot of people suggest a nice HM pair to start with. If that isn't what your goal is, then don't go in that direction. What are your breeding goals?

Tank size -
For keeping an adult betta, 2.5 gals and up are the best since they need to be heated. Personally, at the moment I keep my males in a 3.5 gal (1 male), a 5 gal (1 male) and a divided 10 gal (3 males). My girls are in a 10 gal sorority. For spawning, a 10 gal is recommended. For growing out your fry, a 20 gal or bigger depending on spawn size.

Food for conditioning -
High protein several times a day. Live foods are best.

Tank setups I use -
My 10 gal sorority has several decorations, filter, heater, silk plants, live anubias, and live water wisteria.
Hannibal's 3.5 gal is heated and filtered. He has a hiding decoration and a floating anubias plant.
Gwynfor's 5 gal is heated and filtered. He has a hiding decoration, 2 soft fake plants, live floating water wisteria, and a large floating anubias.
My divided 10 gal is heated and filtered. Each of the 3 sections has a hiding decoration and floating live anubias plant. They also have some soft fake plants.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #9 
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What is a good breeder pair of betta?
a quality betta for say in Aquabid, or breeders in this forum
Are there any species easier than others?

i never bred nothing besides spendens, littlebettafish would know :)
What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

1+ gallons or up
What food is used when conditioning the adults?

pellets, frozen foods, and some people use brine shrimp and other live foods
What tank setup & book cases do you use?

what?? XP
Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

pet stores, craiglist, etc
How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

siphon is good for cleaning, gets the feces in the gravel
And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?
there is no simple way, it depends on how you condition, setups, and the betta's basically. also i hear warm temperature's help ;)

black melano's are a solid black betta with a bit of blue in it, they are a recessive gene, so you just might get geno's if not breed melano X melano

also this is out of the subject, is that ghost from MW2 on your avatar? XD am just curious
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:03 PM   #10 
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1.What is a good breeder pair of betta?

Any betta pair purchased through an IBC breeder. Avoid Aquabid unless you know how to choose your pair.

2.Are there any species easier than others?

I believe you mean strains. Blues are the best start IMO. Dragons and reds are mean and can cause issues.

3. What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

Pets: 2.5 gallons. Jarred bettas: one quart and up.

4.What food is used when conditioning the adults?

Frozen blood worms and Pro.

5. What tank setup & book cases do you use?

Heavy duty garage shelving.

6. Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

Just buy 10g. It's cheaper since 5 gallons are $15 bare when 10s are $8-$10 bare.

7. How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

Python or similar siphon.

8. And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?

There isn't.
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