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Old 08-10-2012, 07:02 AM   #1 
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Breeding Question

Will it take hours for my betta's to get acclimated/ for the male to make bubble nest and female to have stripes? or just less?

Is it ok if I leave the bottle of the female within the males new tank or should I acclimate the male with his tank for a week before doing so?

Can I still feed pellets instead of worms for acclimating the pair? cause live foods might get parasites..

I feed them flowerhorn pellet which is high in spirula/ shrimp pellet.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #2 
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it takes about 2 weeks for them to be conditioned, put them in the tank at the same time so they feel like they are in neutral territory. and you should feed live foods, if you got the cultures from a reputable place you should have to worry about parasites, but you can feed pellets in combination with live foods, what are the first 3 ingredients of the pellets?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:23 PM   #3 
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You can buy frozen foods for your bettas.It's ok to leave the females tank near the males.After 1-4 days put them in the tank.Make sure you have heaters,food cultures,sponge filter and some live plants.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:44 PM   #4 
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Ok! Thanks, but here we don't need a heater cause its tropical temp.

80-82 is normal gets hotter during the afternoon but my Fish cabinet is behind my house so no sunshine unless I place a light source.

So I should place the female with the male my local breeder told me they are ready to breed so when I bought them I paired them. Thanks for the help guys!

Guess I'll get me those almond leaves and buy me some blood w./daphia.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #5 
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you have food for the fry right?
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #6 
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Daphia and egg yolks.

Still finding for someone selling microworm culture, I got it.

Only thing is where should I place the fry? 10 gallon tank or just leave it in the container.

I could transfer my FH or buy another 10 gallon.

Tips? Sorry but im not rich and 10 gallon cost like 7 dollars.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #7 
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You could place your pair in the 10 gallon.If the male is too rough with the female,put the female in a gas lamp in the tank.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:46 PM   #8 
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you need to invest in brine shrimp eggs, theyre not too expensive. baby brine shrimp are really the only fry food that you can feed long term and wont cause any problems. live daphnia is good too but can only be fed at a later stage. betta fry wont eat egg yolk. a 10 gallon tank filled halfway is perfect for spawning, but you will most likely need a bigger tank for growout, if you want to save money just go buy a 20 gallon plastic storage tub, and once the fry get aggressive, you will need jars. lots and lots of jars
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@GreyHounD: Are you spawning in a 1g container? If so, be careful - the female doesn't have space to run to. Keep female in a jar for 3 days before you release her.

If glass tanks are expensive, you could use plastic tubs - should be cheaper.

Before you breed, condition your tub/tank and water. Algae on the walls are good. With good water, you could feed egg yolk for the first week or so. Make sure you change water daily - the more the better. But remember to refill very slowly. A drip system is ideal. Also put a bit of live tubifex (about 1cm cube) and some daphnia since day 3 of free swimming. Some may nibble on the worms and grow fast enough to eat newly hatched daphnia in a few days (hopefully daphnia will reproduce just enough to feed your fry).

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:26 PM   #10 
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They don't sell brine shrimps here.

I'm planning to invest on a 5 gallon tank with lots of Water sprite or IAL.

Its common here those IAL.

As a grow out tank I have a 50 gallon plastic tub I use for my snakehead before it died.

Thanks for the advice! I learn so much because of this type of replies and concerns!
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