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Old 01-02-2013, 12:31 AM   #1 
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Thinking of breeding my male

Hey everyone!

I have done LOTS of research, even months (or a year or two) back when I wasn't contemplating breeding them!

However, while my female was temporarily in one of my male's tank, he built a huge bubblenest and was showing off for her, and she filled up with eggs and did that 45 degree nose down submissive position...under the circumstances, I am not breeding them... (long story...I didn't even mean to do all of the necessary steps to breeding them haha...including the foods they were eating)!

Anyway, I ordered a starter culture of microworms....and they should be getting here sometime in the next week ish..any other foods they have to have? or is this good until they can start eating some of the bigger foods I already own? (like BW, BS, BBS, etc)....

Any other tips, I would love to hear!

I am not doing this for show quality fish or profit, just for the fun and experience of it! (Plus, I love the coloring of this male )

Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:43 AM   #2 
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The more variety the better. The type of food is personal preference, some prefer MW while others prefer BBS.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:54 AM   #3 
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Thank you! So MW are okay in the begginning? Until I can feed them my bbs?

And if I had them spawn in a bare-bottom ten gallon, is that good? Around 82 degrees?
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:13 AM   #4 
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a lot of people will feed micro, banana, grindal worms, and vinegar eels, all are okay, alot of people are actually starting to prefer MW over BBS because fry dont have as many problems with SBD, although some end up without ventrals.

If I remember right, grindal worms are even more prefered because they have less of a chance at missing ventrals but your fine with MW!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:24 AM   #5 
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I have MW and Banana worms to feed at the very beginning, and BBS a little after hatching..
Bare bottom - I don't see an issue with it, and it's preferred by a lot of breeders as it makes it a bit easier for the males to see the eggs and easier to clean (can see the debris better). I have mine in a bare bottom 10g with only 3g of water in there and lots of floating plants.
82-85 is a good temp as well..

I wish you luck!
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Bare bottom ten gallon sounds perfect, just make sure to research until you think you know what to do... And the research some more!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:07 AM   #8 
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Try to find good breeders. I don't know there source but Pet store betas are bad breeders. There usually too old.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #9 
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Thank you all! I have done so much research over the past few years...I wasn't going to do it until my mom said I should O_o haha

Thank you chocolate betta! The betta I am breeding I raised myself, so it's a good age I think
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Thats good. Wish them the Best. I would reccomend San Fransisco BBS when there older.
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