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Old 08-31-2013, 08:29 PM   #1 
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Giant plus regular=?

I am wondering, can I breed a normal crowntail male with a CTPK king female?
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:36 PM   #2 
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Read- http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=99066

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Crossing Giants to Regulars will produce 50-50% regular sized and half giant bettas (Jim Sonnier). To my experience this wasn’t the case. I only got regulars and similar sized genos. And often the problem is identifying the genos since both have similar sized bodies. We can assume that the fast growers are the geno’s but this isn’t always true because the regulars will inherit the giant’s appetite thus will grow as fast. So breeding giants to regulars is often a gamble, specially for novice breeders and is not advised.
You COULD (really, you can breed any two bettas, but that doesn't mean you should), but it depends on your goals, etc. You may also find that a smaller male has trouble wrapping the female.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:51 PM   #3 
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I am just curious and I don't really care about the result as long as they can swim! How long should I let them settle before introducing them to my males? Should I put the girl in a glass in Red's tank for 30 seconds every day?
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Before you breed, ask yourself some questions.

Do you have tanks for breeding, grow outs, and space to put them in?
Do you have jars and ways to heat them? Room for them?
Do you know what your goal is in breeding these fish?
Do you have live food cultures, including microworms and (most importantly) baby brine shrimp?
Are you prepared to spend 100's of dollars on the fish?
Do you have suitable homes for them to go to?
Are you willing to risk the lives of both parents?
Do you know what conditioning is?
Do you have a first aid kit with, at the very least, aquarium salt, Epsom salt, and kanaplex?
Are you going away on any trips in the next four months?
Do you have the time do feed them three times a day and do water changes every day?
Are you prepared to spend hours a week caring for them?
Do you have enough knowledge and experience with the species to be breeding them?

This is not intended to be mean, or rude. Those are all questions you have to ask yourself before you breed, for the good of the fish and you.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:20 PM   #5 
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Do you have tanks for breeding, grow outs, and space to put them in? Yes
Do you have jars and ways to heat them? Room for them? No heat yet.
Do you know what your goal is in breeding these fish? Yes.
Do you have live food cultures, including microworms and (most importantly) baby brine shrimp? I have baby brine shrimp.
Are you prepared to spend 100's of dollars on the fish? Yes.
Do you have suitable homes for them to go to? Yes.
Are you willing to risk the lives of both parents? Yes.
Do you know what conditioning is? Yes.
Do you have a first aid kit with, at the very least, aquarium salt, Epsom salt, and kanaplex? No kanaplex yet.
Are you going away on any trips in the next four months? Nope.
Do you have the time do feed them three times a day and do water changes every day? Yes.
Are you prepared to spend hours a week caring for them? YES!
Do you have enough knowledge and experience with the species to be breeding them? I think so.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:22 PM   #6 
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Lol. You didn't need to fill that out, more just to ask yourself :).

Do research 'till your brain hurts, then do some more, and just ask me or other breeders if you have any specific questions.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:28 PM   #7 
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Ok, thanks.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:00 PM   #8 
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Keep in mind, if you do get larger than average babies then you will need larger containers to keep them in, not the 32oz cups or beanies, but larger :) good luck!
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:57 AM   #9 
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Should one put 6 giant females in a 10 gallon tank?

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....light=sorority
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:08 AM   #10 
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They are all quite young, none are more than 1 centimetre longer than an average adult betta. I will upgrade their tank when they get bigger.
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