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Old 09-22-2009, 03:47 PM   #1 
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im new to all of this so just bear with me please

I've had betta fish before I've just never bred them. How do u know when its breeding time and do u go about putting the male and females together?
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:02 PM   #2 
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Breeding takes a LOT of preparation and commitment. I do not recommend breeding unless you completely know what your doing.

A few good sites for breeding bettas are:

Bettatalk.com
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Bettysplendens.com
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:39 PM   #3 
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Hello and welcome to FishForum. I agree with doggyhog. It takes a lot of research and planning to breed your bettas. The pair needs to be conditioned, you need a proper breeding tank and lots of containers to put the babies in when they get old enough. They'll need to be put in individual containers.The two sites that doggyhog mentioned have very good info.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:59 PM   #4 
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #5 
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Yep, You could aslo go one the other breading betta formes and see what they have to say. Don't get discureged by the things people say but it dose require alot of resurch and time so when you breed I would do it over the summer or a brake that lasts for a while. Also make shure you have a good pair to breed.(Don't use fish if they are sick or look sick.)

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Old 09-22-2009, 09:02 PM   #6 
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Are you going to sell the fry? You need to eather keep them or sell (some or most) them
(Just to tell you, you might hve more then 100 fry)
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:46 PM   #7 
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Ok, I'm trying to understand betta genetics - and dominant/recessive traits.

At some point - not yet - I may decide to try breeding two of my loves.

How does one choose which ones?

I only have crowntail and veiltail females.
for males- I have a deltatail, 2 HM, a crowntail, and 2 kings.

What are the dominant and recessive tail types?

for veiltail girls, I have a cellophane, several red, some white with marbling, a light yellow, a pastel white-pink with red fins - and a couple of blues with face-masks.

I have crowntail girls - several blues with face masks, a white with blue fins, a red/purple girl,

hmmm... males -

the delta - irridescent? white - with light pink undershade?
the crowntail - green and blue mix body, black mask, mix blue and red tail.
Lancelot - HM - tourquoise, mustard yellow, some navy markings around fins, and a face mask
Gawain - HM - chocolate with some blue metallic running along body - with lighter colored fins with some light green tint.
Tristan - Veiltail - metallic colored pink body, red fins
Robin - Veiltail - green and blue body with mask, green, blue and red fins.
Arthur - King betta - white with tourquoise and some marbling, red and blue fins
Richard - King betta - multi blues with face mask, red and blue tail.

So how does it work exactly? who would be dominant? who'd be recessive? and how would I know who to match?
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:05 PM   #8 
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Ask Mr Vampire, he knows all about that stuff. :)
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #9 
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Yes... If Mr V. hangs out anywhere, it's here. :)

I found one site that was describing the different colors - and it was saying if you breed cellophanes, you'd get the most chance of albinos. So I am wondering what Pearl (Cello - vt) mixed with Gallahad (iri- white - dT) would make?

It's interesting to consider how the various mixes would translate into fry.

I don't have another tank to do breeding though, so this is more a philosophical question than planning, at this point.
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:53 PM   #10 
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RoseyD, you listed a lot of masks. First: a mask means that only the iridescence can go all over the head. Any other color dosen't count as a mask, just an FYI.

Ok so recessive genes in tails are DTs, and somewhat HMs and Deltas. Dominants are VT and CT.

In colors Cambodian is recessive as well as White.
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