Since my best male is a serial egg-eater but a great and gentle spawner (in all cases he spawns within about 5 minutes of being released in with the female), I have decided to give him a 4th chance.
Usually I spawn him with his sister, but I wonder if his egg eating has to do with the fact the eggs were not fertilised as they were always kind of small and odd-looking compared to the eggs from my wild bettas.
So on impulse I decided to let him in with my monster marble HMPK female who he shares a tank with and see what comes of it. At this point in time any fry would be nice, and I am thinking of removing him once/if they finish spawning and seeing what comes of it.
The female was nice and eggy, and after an initial flirtation, they are now under the nest attempting to wrap.
This is the female. Her form is decent, but I just wish her anal fin was a little less pointy. She does have a really nice colour though. She is quite older than his sister so not sure how that will pan out.
Then this is Mr Egg-eater himself during his first spawning attempt
Got my BBS ready, my MW and VE cultures are thriving, and I have plenty of spare tanks and heaters available as grow-outs. Now I just need for there to be some eggs and some fry.
Also the title is plural because I will probably be tacking my pastel/marble CT spawn log once I find a decent enough male to breed from.