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Old 11-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #1 
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Breeding "king" betta

Okay, what i have is a male King betta from petco (red and blue) thats darker colored but the fins are very bright. The female is a female veiltail from petsmart (white body with neon red fins). The setup is a 5.5 gallon filled with 4" of water covered with artificial plants floating around and a spongefilter (turned off for now). Well I kept the female in a glass jar in the tank for 24 hours and then released her. Within 10 min they were breeding and have been for the past 2 hours. for conditioning i had the female in a 1.5 and the male in a 2.5 side by side for a week and fed them hikari sinking carnivore, brine shrimp, and freeze dried blood worms. well shortly after the eggs started hatching i thought that the male ate all the children, so i took him out and the tank sat for a day with the sponge filter running. well i thought it was time to try and breed the bettas again so i started using air tubing to syphon out the debris and saw shomething tiny dart away from the tube. well, turns out that there are about 30ish babies that were still alive! So that is where i am currently. I have roughly 25-30 babies in a 5.5, half filled. I juss purchased a live plant (not sure what kind) and have been feeding the fry live baby brine shimp 2 to 3 times a day. This is my first time ever breeding bettas so I'm pretty suprised that I made it this far. Any advice on rasing the babies would be greatly appreciated!
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Microworms can be eaten by more fry.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #3 
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wow! Lucky! I bet they were probably feasting on any daphnia or infusoria lurking in the tank :)

Microworms are another good source of food. Clean the tank every day to maximize growth - since they do end up stunting each other, if the pheromone (don't quiz me on what it really i I'm tired ) in the water becomes too strong. Nothing different other than if some of the fry are a lot larger, you will be feeding a lot more!
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #4 
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I've been feeding them twice a day and doing daily 30% water changes and syphoning out any debris on the bottom of the tank. So far everything is going great!
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Good job! I wish you luck
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #6 
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As soon as I can find my camera I will be sure to try and post pictures!
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Awesome!!!
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I'm very curious to see how the babies will look like....
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As am I.
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I hope they are not pet store fish.
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