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Old 04-14-2013, 04:05 PM   #1 
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Smile A list of stuff i need to breed bettas

Someone give me a list of all the stuff i need to start breeding
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #2 
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Well for splendens you need

The actual spawning tank/tub. Usually around 10 gallons or so.

Separate grow-out tanks or tubs. Depending on the size and number of your fry this could be a minimum of 15-20 gallons.

Individual jars for any males from your spawn.

Live food cultures such as microworms, vinegar eels, banana worms, grindal worms etc. for the fry. These usually need to be purchased and cultured in advance as otherwise you will not have the numbers to sustain a lot of hungry fry.

BBS hatchery and eggs. You can make the hatchery yourself from videos on Youtube but have to buy the eggs. For maximum nutrition you have to hatch a new batch every 24 hours. People usually run two so one is always ready to go.

Heaters for the spawning tank and grow-outs.

High quality live or frozen foods to condition your breeding pair.


There are probably other things but this is all I can think of off the top of my head.

You really should read all the stickys in this section of the forum, and do some googling as you can pretty much find the answers to your questions in 5 minutes.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #4 
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I second what LBF said about reading the stickies. There is more to breeding bettas than throwing them together and letting nature take its course.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:32 PM   #5 
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I made a list for someone else, with prices, I can try to find it for you.
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Turkey baster is the cheapest and MVP tool of all.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #7 
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thx that would be great
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #8 
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This is the average price of things, you can buy them cheaper used and people put different prices when they sell them, not all used 10 gal tanks cost $10
10 gal tank $15-$20
Fully submersible high quality heater $20 (new)
IAL depending on quality and seller 10 cents ea
Live plants $10
Cultures $3 ea (usually)
Turkey Baster $1 at a dollar store lol
Sponge filter $5
Air pump $10
Large grow out $15 for a rubber bin or $40 depending on the size of tank you get
Heater for grow out $30 depends on size of heater you buy
Jars I spent easily $30 for like 100 jars, some people get Beanie boxes that cost $2 each
Any you need a way to keep the individual jars warm, such as filling a tank half way up with water or heating a closet or room to like 80*
So I space heater or perhaps another tank with heaters.
Most people buy high quality fish for more money. On this list are not hard fry food, the cost of the time it takes you, electricity and water bills, water conditioner, seran wrap, or the cost of paying for some of the items to be shipped to you.
You can cut a few corners by buying used items and and rubber bins instead of tanks.
I also missed some other thing most likely.
Breeding is expensive, time consuming, and often a pain in h butt to do all the water changes but it is also very rewarding, I wish you the best of luck!
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Found it! Lol!
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thanks for the list it was what i was looking for and now the fun begins
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