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Old 07-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #1 
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Preparing for my first betta breeding adventure

I'm going to start breeding bettas at the LFS where I work. I've never done this before and I'm the first to admit when I have no idea what I'm doing. I've read all of the stickies on this part of the forum.

Does anyone have further suggestions/tips/things to be really careful about?
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #2 
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Go to bettysplendens.com
And bettatalk.com
And read read read
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:32 PM   #3 
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Go and research the IBC "Forms" of the fish you are prepared to breed. Know what your fishes weaknesses are and know what you will do to accomodate for it's weaknesses.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #4 
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Sounds fun to do it for work. And I would pick a method you prefer and perfect it any time I try to use a different method then mine it fails miserably. Also get growout in different sizes I have a ten gal and thirty gal so smaller spawns dont scour big tanks for food. Which can lead to overfeeding or to much rotting food. The more learning the better and never stop. But anything in particular your wondering about?

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:34 PM   #5 
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+1 VictorP

I agree, study form and find a breeder to help you obtain good starting stock
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #6 
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Thanks y'all. What's the best way to go about finding a breeder in my area?
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #7 
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I would say join the ibc and thats a really easy way. Looking through here is also good.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #8 
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Join a forum in your city and search from there.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:56 AM   #9 
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While you are thinking and researching...when the information says that it takes a LOT of time and effort to raise fry, BELIEVE IT. Hours and hours of time, and lots and lots of effort to keep the fish happy and healthy. Whatever amount of time you think that will be--double it. OR triple it. Do you want to devote that much time to your fish? Will you have that much time at work?

Good luck to you, whatever you decide to do!
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While you are thinking and researching...when the information says that it takes a LOT of time and effort to raise fry, BELIEVE IT. Hours and hours of time, and lots and lots of effort to keep the fish happy and healthy. Whatever amount of time you think that will be--double it. OR triple it. Do you want to devote that much time to your fish? Will you have that much time at work?

Good luck to you, whatever you decide to do!
^A+, unless you have a very small spawn.
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