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Old 04-25-2009, 05:53 PM   #1 
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Do I have everything I need to know...?

Hello. I have researched on how to care/breed Crowntail Beta fish. I currently own a male crowntail and I really want to try the breeding. Here is what I know to do.
You place both betas in a 10-20 gallon tack -with divider- and slowly introduce the female to the male -to prevent one being hurt badly- You should have a stiro fom cup with a small whole so the male can make a bubblenest. When the male has produced a large enough bubblenest you let them spawn for 10-20 hours. Do you seperate them after to feed or while spawning? Once the eggs are in the bubblenest you seperate the female but leave the male to do its natural thing. -blow back the fallen eggs. And once the fry have hatched and are free swiming -5-7 days- you seperate the male.
You can feed the fry a powder like food found in stores, baby shrimp....
Their water should be heated to 68 degrees
they should have live plants for hiding places and to eat on.
3 1/2 months later you should be able to tell them apart from male or female. You need to seperate the males-diff 1 gallon tanks, but the females can live together in a soroity. You can also start feeding them a regular diet. -bloodworms, and provided beta pelets-
hope this is correct
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:07 PM   #2 
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Please inform me if this is the best way to breed Beta's properly!
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:37 PM   #3 
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Seems everyone has different ideas,
The internet, one way, which seems to be gospel to most people, So I don't usually knock it, Just give them what they want to hear... or give nothing at all, I don't believe breeding betta's should be so freely jumped into,

Your gonna have lots of fry should you be successful, I have had a minimal of 55 survive in one spawning, you can get up to 800 eggs,, thus 800 young fry possible. you need to ask yourself one very big question,
ARE you REALLY ready for THAT many FRY & what if they all survive? ? Very few seems to really realize the work, time & money involved in raising that many fry.

How much experience have you had with betta's in general to begin with?
Something new always seems exciting, but how long is that fad gonna last especially with aLOT of young fry landed in your lap..... depending on you to take care off, And what about homing them all, hum

Think before you leap.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:52 PM   #4 
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I have had plenty of experence caring for young and aged Beta's. I do appreciate your opinion but you come across I bit rude.
I have also been researching breeding for a couple of months now and I feel very confident!
I also have 17 friends of my family waiting to care for the possible offspring.
And I a 100% positive I have the money and time to care for the betta's properly as school for me is 16 days from being out for summer break!
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:28 PM   #5 
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I guess if I appear to rude, Then I'll leave someone else to answer any of your questions,

good luck
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:47 PM   #6 
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Like I said I really do appreciate your opinion and I would love for you to help me!
sorry...
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:58 PM   #7 
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No one here is trying to be rude. We just want to make sure that people know what they are doing and are informed when it comes to breeding bettas. It IS a big responsibility and we just want to make sure that people are prepared for all the babies that will be brought into the world and that they have the proper equipment for breeding. Food needs to be prepared ahead of time and babies have to be watched constantly for signs of illness and the parents need constant supervision during spawning because one or the other can and do get hurt.We have a real passion and love for bettas here and want the best for them.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:15 PM   #8 
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I am sorry to all! I really do take your opinion to heart and know you are doing the best to help! : ]
And I want to let you all know I will not be rushing into anything. I will make sure my Bettas have the best life!
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Glad to hear it. :) And now that we've cleared the air on all that, welcome to FishForum.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:26 PM   #10 
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Thanks
So what do you think about my info? I have plenty of more....just norrowed it down : ]
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