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Old 06-19-2013, 11:24 AM   #1 
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I'm too excited! We're getting ready to breed!!!

I just wanted to share my excitement with all of you because you all are some of the few that understand why I'm so excited.

Ok, I'm at work and just finished emailing my husband about stopping to pick of the bbs eggs at the big fish store on his way home from work. I picked up second hand grow out tanks cheap a couple of weeks ago and I'm going to finish cleaning them tonight or tomorrow. I'm so excited & there are two privately owned stores around here that keep their bettas in actual tanks and everything to sell to! Of course, I have to make sure family and friends get fish too since they have been bugging me about it. I promised one free betta to family and friends.

I have almost everything I need, but while I finish the last details this weekend I need to start conditioning my pair. Any advice is welcome.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:03 AM   #2 
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Indeed I'm excited for you too! I wish you good luck Fishy Mom. :)
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:47 AM   #3 
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Thanks whatsupyall! I can't wait. I 'm hoping for a small spawn the first time so I don't get too overwhelmed. I want to train the fry to be interactive with people since they will be sold as pets. That's my main goal with this spawn.
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Training that many bettas can be exhausting lol. Cleaning them already is :P None the less, that is a great goal.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #5 
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You don't need to train them, they come that way naturally :) Especially once they are placed into individual containers. But when they start getting bigger in the grow out, you'll start seeing them learn when it's feeding time, etc and come dance for you.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:12 PM   #6 
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You don't need to train them, they come that way naturally :) Especially once they are placed into individual containers. But when they start getting bigger in the grow out, you'll start seeing them learn when it's feeding time, etc and come dance for you.
Lol, they are naturally interactive aren't they. I'm actually planning on teaching them to swim into my hand, swim through a hoop, & to let me pet them. I've done it with my petco "babies", but since I'm breeding pet fish for my first spawn I thought it would be great to train them to do the same. I've never done it with lots of fish at the same time so we'll see how it goes. It could end up being like a mother of one child decided she can run a daycare without any experience.
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If you train your bettas all those tricks and sell them with a list of how to activate those tricks, that would be super de-duper cool.
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If you train your bettas all those tricks and sell them with a list of how to activate those tricks, that would be super de-duper cool.
I was planning on showing the store owners everything they do so they can show customers.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #9 
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I breeded my bettas 2 days ago and it was my first time, I'm so excited as well.

What I did is,

Fed with frozen live food 2 - 3 times a day little portions(black mosquito larvae and artemia)

Also used tropical red mico - nls betta formula - sera bettagran - JBL novo bel betta flakes

After 3 weeks of conditoning I put catappa and introduced my pair, it took two days for my couple to finish nest and start dancing :)


Have fun it's amazing process
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I was planning on showing the store owners everything they do so they can show customers.
I am definitely looking forward to seeing your betta tricks. You have to show us a video when it is accomplished. :)
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