I have decided to begin my first spawn log. After doing plenty of reading and researching I purchased my pairs from
Karen Mac Auley and The Minnesota betta shop ( mnbettashop.com ).
This first spawn is to start a Half Moon Turquoise+royalblue Butterfly line. The male and female began the conditioning process today.
The foods I am using to condition are- Attison's betta pro and frozen (not freeze dried) blood worms and brine shrimp. They are fed twice a day and get water changes every other day. I also Scoop up any uneaten food. They are being kept in gallon jars to make the process much easier, with plants and no substrate.
The pair got some time to see each other today (about 5 minutes) because I removed the paper that keeps them from seeing each other. And so far so good. The male Flared like crazy and did his sexy dance ( the s shaped dance LOL) and she showed vertical bars and lowered her head. So I put back up the paper, and I'll keep the the viewing to a minimum.
I wanted to write a detailed spawn log so that for future reference people can see what goes into the process and I'm very excited so I'd like to document everything.
I'll post pictures of the pair when I can get them onto my computer.
The spawn tank I'll be using is a 20gal long that I'll temporarily divide so that this pair doesn't get lost or forget why they're there. They are young and fast/strong swimmers but seeing as this is my first time, I'd rather be safe. Also these are first time breeders.
So far I am thrilled to finally start a spawn log after stalking everyone else in the breeder section. Hopefully you guys will keep watch and I'll get some beautiful HM's!