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Old 07-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #1 
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If an expert could please help me out a little bit I would be most grateful!

Ok, so I'm thinking in a year or so I might breed bettas, but the reason I'm thinking a year or so is cause I know practically nothing about breeding them. I'm wondering if an expert could help me out with things I need to know and also the basics of breeding. If I do breed I'm probably going to use my only female, and I don' have a suitable male yet, but here is a picture of Cheng:
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:44 PM   #2 
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That girl might not be suitable for breeding. More importantly CTs are a pain to keep.

I'd research then in a year buy EVERYTHING listed in the stickies and then buy a nice pair.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:45 PM   #3 
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Is she a pet store Betta? And she would probably be too old to breed... Crowntails are also hard to breed because of different water parameters.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #4 
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Ok, I'll look into it, just one more thing, what makes her unsuitable for breeding?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #5 
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@Lebron, yeah she is a petstore betta, but she has(about a month ago)built a bubble nest herself and layed eggs in it
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:51 PM   #6 
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Ouch... Pet store Bettas are mixed in breeding. They were bred for no goal. It's best to get a higher quality Betta which is when you know of it's history. And Mr.V said unsuitable probably because of her anal fin. As I said, she's going to be too old.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:54 PM   #7 
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She has bad rays and bad symmetry. As well as a bad top line.

Pet store bettas shouldn't be bred IMO. There's enough of them rotting away on shelves.

It takes the same amount of money and time to raise bad bettas as it does to raise good bettas.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #8 
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okay, so how old should they be to breed?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:56 PM   #9 
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And also what am I looking for in a good breeding pair?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #10 
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They have to be young. They don't have the you know what drive to breed. I think the limit is 12 months?
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