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Old 09-14-2012, 07:55 AM   #1 
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Would he be good for breeding?

So I am thinking about breeding spot but before I do so, I wanted to get some thoughts on the matter. Its been a long while since I breed a pair of bettas together. I love Spot's coloring and marks even though he is a fishie from wally world. If he would be good for breeding and I can find the right female, I would love to breed him. However, I want to make sure he would be okay to breed.

He doesn't like to hold still for pictures so here is the best ones I have.





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Old 09-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #2 
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The general census on here is going to be "No he's a VT", "No he's from walmart and not a reputable breeder" "No, it sounds like your just breeding him because you want to" But IMO I say go for it. You have to start somewhere and just be prepared for the babies and other's people's opinions. There isn't a VT standard in US, yet, but I think in a few years their might be.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #3 
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Yes, I was thinking those things but like I said its been a while since I breed. I figured he would be a good fish to get my toes back into the waters with. I've told my one friend who is rather betta crazy if there is such a thing, lol. And she was like I want his babies.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:00 AM   #4 
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I would too, he's gorgeous!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:29 AM   #5 
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He's the only dalmatian I have seen at walmart and a betta of his color. They normally have the red/blue/purple ones. He was clear at the back and on a self all by himself with rather dirty water. I didn't realize how pretty he was until I got him home.

I made him a clear tunnel yesterday to play in and now the one side of his tank is nothing but bubbles.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:29 AM   #6 
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He's a beautiful betta, and I have no problem if you use a veil tail, just so long as you don't intend to show in the future. Of course there is always the possibility that the IBC might someday in the future add veil tails to the standard. IDK
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #7 
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I'd breed him, just to get some mini Spots :)

The thing I just seeing a roadblock is if you end up wth 50 babies...and no one wants them...

But I'm sure with those spots, he'd be unique :)
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #8 
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Before spawning him make sure you have homes for the fry. Remember VT's are harder to place because they're so common. Also VT is domintate over other fin types so even if you breed to a hm, delta or dt most the fry will be VT. Being a pet store betta it's hard to say what his backround is and he'll probably throw a rainbow of colors. I can tell you that spawning a dalmatian to another dalmatian will not give you spots. I would try to find a light colored or orange female. If you can afford it buy a female from a breeder. I would find a nice doubletail female for him. It will help better their caudal spread and widen their dorsal.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:02 PM   #9 
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Pitgurl, you read my mind almost. Since the thought of breeding him popped into my mind I've been thinking of finding a DT that was either yellow or orange. And I planned on making sure I had everything in place as far as homes and things like that.

Around this small town, no really sells Bettas, even the small pet store. Walmart is the only place around here to get any Bettas. As I stated before, they are all the soild or multi color of the red/blue/purple combo. So around here, I am sure it will easy to find a home for the little ones being another color than what is offered at Wally world.

Hehe, mini Spots taking over the town j/k :P
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:35 AM   #10 
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Your best bet of getting similar colors would be breeding to a red or red cambodian. Crossing him to a DT should be a great.

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