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Old 09-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #21 
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So, how long should I wait before breeding them? Should I put the female in a cup and put her ion Red's tank for a few minutes each day?
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You have to condition them for at least two weeks. You do this with high quality pellets and live or frozen foods fed three to four times a day and by floating the female in the males tank for about ten minutes a day.

The girls are fat because they are girls and have eggy bellies. Plus CJ feeds them a lot.

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Ok, thanks.
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Is the food REALLY important?
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #25 
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During conditioning, or for the fry?
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #26 
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Yes some of the girls red got are pretty big and eggy. Consider them pre conditioned I actually don't feed them all that much but some of the girls are prone to being uuhh a little on the chubby side. It may be that my females can visually see males and this may make them eggy...not sure. A couple are a fair bit bigger than average.
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During conditioning, or for the fry?
Conditioning.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:03 PM   #28 
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Yes some of the girls red got are pretty big and eggy. Consider them pre conditioned I actually don't feed them all that much but some of the girls are prone to being uuhh a little on the chubby side. It may be that my females can visually see males and this may make them eggy...not sure. A couple are a fair bit bigger than average.
Mar seems to be hanging out where she can see Red. Just to clarify, are they giants?
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Yes, diet is probably the most important aspect when conditioning. It helps the male store energy and the female produce eggs. I feed new life spectrum and omega one pellets and frozen or live food in small amounts 3-4 times a day while conditioning, along with extra water changes and allowing the female to float in the males tank for 10-15 minutes a day.

To be rather blunt (don't take it as rude), if you can't handle conditioning, you probably can't handle feeding fry live foods 3-4 times a day.
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Mar seems to be hanging out where she can see Red. Just to clarify, are they giants?
They are not giants. They are however pretty darn huge regular HM females. Mar has good form and full of eggs so you wouldn't need to condition her much at all. You would need to get red up to shape and slowly introduce them to each other which is part of the pre spawn conditioning process. I will say that tons of research is a great idea before breeding betta and the cost of materials, time, food, space and labour is a serious consideration.
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