I am going to be trying my hand at breeding my new bettas. I have bred in the past, but many years ago. I am starting simply, i have 2 VT males. One is Tq blue with a bit of red going through the fins and the other is a red with flecks of blue in his scales and very small amount on fins. I will take pictures.
My issue is the only females i could find in Durban South Africa are supposed to be HM black orchids, i have seen pics of them and am sure they aren't black orchids. I have got most of the local pet shops on board to buy all my fry. I have both males in their own filtered and heated 10gallon tanks and the 2 females will share a 10gallon tank. I am also looking at starting a separate breeding tank, rather than the males building bubble nests in their own tanks. The fry will have a 4ft grow out tank and i will select individually as they grow and put them in there own jars once i can see their pattern and quality. This set up worked for me in the past, but does any one have any ideas as to how i can improve my set up?
The stores im selling to know very little on betta's and just want fish to sell, so they wont be upset with the HM- VT combo. Like i said i doubt these fish are black orchids, but will post pics for you guys to help.
I am also thinking of larger grow out buckets, like ive seen on Thailand farms, but not to sure.