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Old 04-19-2013, 05:11 PM   #11 
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And I know it's nothing personal, Matt. I'm just wanting to create quality bettas to START from for the IBC to re-sanction them. I really don't want to continually ignore the beauty of a fish like Skerries or the yellow Pineapple I've found (but didn't adopt).

A good, HEALTHY VT would be an excellent starting point for people to break into the hobby! ^_^ That's how I got my start.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #12 
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Here's the other VT girls


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(^her color under sunlight)


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Old 04-19-2013, 06:06 PM   #13 
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Those three are without a doubt vt. If you want the babies to look the same as the parents, use the first girl. I don't cull and I don't reccomend it. The breeder brings the lives into the world, IMO they have no right to take the life away because its to small (ask BeautifulBetta123 the story of her runt.), has bad fins, or not good enough color. Permanent life altering conditions are different of course. That's my view on culling. I have to say that I doubt you could sell 200 vt locally. And let's say, hypothetically, you get 200 babies. 50% male, 50% female. That's 100 jars to clean and at least three large sorority tanks. That's a LOT of work.

Thanks for not taking it personally. Critique threads can be rough. I'm here to share my knowledge not bash!
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #14 
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Matt, did you miss where I said appearance "culls" would be adopted to pet homes?

I don't plan to euthanize unless there's something seriously wrong. More often than not, I'm the person who adopts the severely deformed if they have a remote chance at a normal life.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #15 
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+1 mattsbettas
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #16 
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I misinterpreted it lol. You confused me when you said "not all are going to live, some will be culled at some point". That's still a lot of work though...
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #17 
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I had this BRILLIANT and somewhat devious idea!!

350 gal stock tank for girls, and probably 2-3 others in case I need them for racks of "jars". The racks of jars would be three liter bottles with holes drilled in them to allow water flow and warmth to transfer.

Honestly, my first concern is confirmation, color can be fixed later.

Also, as a lot of spawns show, some die. Especially with first time breeders as they try to figure everything out. There's also breeders who cut spawning short to control spawn sizes.
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Believe me, cutting the spawn short is tricky and dangerous. I left the house while a house for an hour, came back, and BAM 200 eggs already in the nest. 350 is biiiiiiig. Good luck hearing it!
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #19 
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I would totally set these up. I'm not afraid to have stock tanks around. We wanted hydroponics units!

even if there's 150 girls, a 350 would be more than enough space.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #20 
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I've got big and crazy ideas that just might work! BWAHAHA!
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