I am new to the community here, but not bettas. ;3
I have bred many different fish before in my life, (summer job at a fish farm, Used to have a 100gal tank with salt water fish, ect.) and I was wondering if I should breed my Bettas. I have had Bettas most of my life, but had to get rid of my red crowntail when we moved. I brushed up on my breeding from this site, and various ones on google, and think I get the idea of breeding. It is a little different from breeding koi >.<
But, I was thinking about breeding Banana(my yellow CT) and Fish(my female CT), or Swimmy(my sister's female CT). We are going to petco tomorrow, and I am going to buy a 5-10 gallon, and various plants and supplies. I am not sure if I should breed, though. Please let me know!
Well, as it's been stated several times, DO RESEARCH. If you feel like you've done enough, do a little more. :P
I would recommend getting a 10-20 gallon long for the breeding tank though, I think 5 gallons is a bit too small. Make sure you have a large grow out tank, 100+ jars for the fry when they get older, a home for them all, and food ready for the fry when they are free-swimming(I believe, also, I think baby brine shrimp are one of the options for food).
I'm no breeder, but I think these are just a few of the basics that you need. Breeders, feel free to correct any of my mistakes! :)
@dramaqueen- We have the room, and I have the money, so it is probably a go on the breeding. I found a good local fish store that would like some bettas, so maybe that would work out. Also, I know some family and friends who would like a nice fish ;3
@AngelicScars- I am still doing research :3 Google is my new best friend lol
I think I can get a 20gal, or two 10gal tanks. I heard the fry like micro worms? I am still thinking on what food to use to condition my two now. I have quite a few jars now, are canning/mason jars okay? They are pretty big, but I am not sure if it is a good choice.
I use Mason Jars. Well, actually ANY jars I can get my hands on. :D
I'm going to condition mine with Bloodworms and Brine shrimp cubes. Micro worms are great! I'm going to use, Microworms, Baby Brine shrimp, and Vinegar eels as a back up. Also, storage bins work for spawning tanks!! That is my choice. I've read that they don't get as distracted. LOL
And.... As Mr. Vampire says.... RESEARCH UNTIL YOUR BRAIN HURTS!! :)
@AngelicScars- Yes, we have LOADS of Mason jars, my mom is a canning freak, and buys in bulk. Bloodworms are now added to my list! Thanks so much for your hep :]
@doggyhog- I think I will use a variety of those foods, I don't know yet. Depends on what is in stock. And, storage bins work? Never new that, huh, I guess I need to research moar lmbo. Thanks for the help :D
@CodeRed- Of course I will keep y'all updated on them, and thanks for posting :)
@MrVampire181- Microworms are probably my main choice, but still, as I said before, depends on their stock. As for the 20gal tubs, are they just any old storage unit? Or does it have to be a certain type, ex. clear...
Also, good luck getting your fish to spawn in the future, I hope your luck turns around :3