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Old 03-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #1 
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2012 Breeding Project

So here's my official 2012 breeding thread! Now I have more tanks, more fish, more equipment than ever so that means lots of nice fish are on the way!

First up are the spawning pairs:

Opaque White HMPK pair from Chaba in Thailand.

Salamander HMPK pair from one of my breeder friends on Facebook.

White/gold platinum male from a friend on Facebook and a white and green platinum marble from the same breeder as the Salamanders.

Some females from the breeder of the Salamanders I bought in the fall (royal blue, green multi color, black marble, blue/purple marble).

A marble halfmoon male

And once they're grown a pair of Super Red HMPKs from Bettalover2033 on here.

Spawn set up is the shallow spawn method. Getting some Anachris soon and all tanks/tubs have duckweed. I have three 10 gallon grow out tanks for very small spawns, one twenty gallon long for medium spawns and two thirty gallons for larger spawns. I have three 16.5 gallon tubs, two 4 gallon spawn tubs, and two 2.5 gallon tanks (that I'll eventually put something in).

Some videos of my fish and fish room:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KyDg...1&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvP2F...eature=related
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Cannot wait to see the vids! Which spawn are you doing first? How do you control the size of the spawn?
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #3 
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Wow! You're so lucky your parents let you set this up! My mom said she'd let me have my fish tanks, but there's NO way she'd ever let me breed while I live here. I'll be watching for your spawn threads! (:
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I watched your vid on the Shallow Spawn, and I was wondering if it was a good beginner method. Thanks! :D
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #5 
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Cannot wait to see the vids! Which spawn are you doing first? How do you control the size of the spawn?
The white opaques and the gold/marble pair are going in on the 26th if they get here in time.

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Wow! You're so lucky your parents let you set this up! My mom said she'd let me have my fish tanks, but there's NO way she'd ever let me breed while I live here. I'll be watching for your spawn threads! (:
They said I had to keep all the fish in my bedroom but that was a pain. 80 degrees year round, lots of water spills on the carpet, and the smell of medications, almond leaves, and fish food got to the point I hardly went in the room. I set up a Thai method outdoors last summer and then begged for the fish room. They finally gave in lol.
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I watched your vid on the Shallow Spawn, and I was wondering if it was a good beginner method. Thanks! :D
If you research a lot, learn betta body language, and have a larger tank (I highly recommend at least a 30 gallon) I would think so. But you have to watch them carefully and be diligent on water changes. For a first timer the good ol hobbyist method with a 10 gallon tank is the best.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:46 PM   #6 
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Well, here's the thread to subscribe to. Looking forward to see how your plans come out.
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nice! I'll be following this :)
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Put me down for a platinum.
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Put me down for a platinum.
Will do DQ! I'll get some nice fish from the platinum pair.
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The white opaques and the gold/marble pair are going in on the 26th if they get here in time.


They said I had to keep all the fish in my bedroom but that was a pain. 80 degrees year round, lots of water spills on the carpet, and the smell of medications, almond leaves, and fish food got to the point I hardly went in the room. I set up a Thai method outdoors last summer and then begged for the fish room. They finally gave in lol.

If you research a lot, learn betta body language, and have a larger tank (I highly recommend at least a 30 gallon) I would think so. But you have to watch them carefully and be diligent on water changes. For a first timer the good ol hobbyist method with a 10 gallon tank is the best.
I have a question, can you spawn them in the same tank you'll use as a grow-out?

BTW, Sorry about all of the questions, I'm fascinated by betta breeding. :D
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