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Old 09-06-2012, 10:19 PM   #1 
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Orange Veiltail x Red Veiltail

I told myself that I will never breed a Veiltail because finding homes for them will be challenging. I was at my LFS and found an orange male and red female. I knew i just had to get them. Then I said "What the heck. I'm getting them. I love veiltails. I don't care if no one like veiltails anymore." VEILTAIL!!!

They spawned yesterday, September 5, 2012. I'm happy because as soon as I released her into the spawning tank, she swan quickly under the bubblenest and they spawned right away. Lots of eggs.

HOW I CHOSE MY BREEDING PAIR
The female, Ruby, was in a tank with her three sisters so her tail got torn. When you see her, you'll see why I picked her. The male, Sunkist, was the healthiest male and the only orange one out of 20+ bettas. Yes, I am a guy and I name my fish. Is there something wrong with me?

Anyway, their first day home in clean water.
I let them see each other for two minutes a day to make them want to breed.


Added IAL for conditioning.



Here's a picture of Sunkist by himself.


And Ruby.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:09 PM   #2 
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So because they're cute your breeding fry that will mostly end up in bad homes?
Sorry I don't support breeding any pet store fish, reguardless of tail type or cuteness.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:57 PM   #3 
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I love your female's fins - very long.
Congrats on a successful spawn.
Make sure your fry has a home to go to.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:13 AM   #4 
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Veiltails are the reason why there are "fancy" bettas such as the Delta, HM, Rose tail, etc. I only hope that people realize veiltail is the most advanced tail type there is. That's why they're dominant. Why not just stick with what we already had and go ruin something that was already good they way it was.
Finding homes won't be challenging at all. I was just exaggerating because of the stereotype about veiltail being mutts. There are many people out there like me who would appreciate it if everyone just realize that veiltails are not "mutts".
Fancy bettas are exactly the same as Veiltails but with a slightly different tail shape. I'll find great homes for them.
Is spending big bucks on a "fancy" fish really worth it?
Pet store fish are great.
My point is veiltil should not be forgot about. People whose first betta was veiltail would understand.
Veiltails will always be my first choice. I don't really like the new betta trends.

Anyway, I'll keep you updated. There are at least 200 eggs or even more. WOOHOO!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:17 AM   #5 
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I love your female's fins - very long.
Congrats on a successful spawn.
Make sure your fry has a home to go to.
Thank you indjo.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:18 AM   #6 
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+1 VanBoy.

It's a shame that show hobbyists think of VT as mutts.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #7 
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Vts will always be my favorite tail type! Good luck with the babies! Can't wait to see them!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:35 AM   #8 
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I'm so glad that there are still people out there who still cares about VTs.
I'm very happy.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:36 AM   #9 
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I love VTs I'm just thinking about how many people dont :(
Congrats and good luck :)
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:32 AM   #10 
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The parent fish are lovely. For pets, veil tails can't be beat. I breed HM's mainly because I love the tail type and I want to show one day.
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