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Old 11-27-2009, 05:27 PM   #1 
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Black Betta's

So yesterday i purchased 2 black show quality bettas @ $24 a peice and then i started to do a little research today regarding black bettas and how there are several types. I have never dealt with black bettas before so now my main question is will my black male betta be fertile? i know that black melano females are not fertile but i plan to breed these bettas and i would like to know if they will be able to get the job done or not! If anyone knows anything about black bettas feel free to help me out. Thank-you in advance
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:39 PM   #2 
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I've read a lot of articles about blacks too, everything says the male is always fine, just the melano female is infertile, but what is enough black to make her infertile, I'm unsure of
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:58 PM   #3 
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ya i know its not very clear on things pictures would be better but every betta is different so i guess just more and more research
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:49 AM   #4 
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thats pretty strange i had no idea!
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:05 PM   #5 
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ya i dont know either but from all my research i have found out that most black males are fertile so i think i will be okay
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:57 PM   #6 
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I'm pretty sure that the females are usually the ones you have to look out for. I wish you luck, black bettas are beautiful! I have a black CT of my own. :)
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:59 PM   #7 
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yes they are and i plan to breed them but i just wanted to make sure they are fertile
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:24 AM   #8 
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from what i read in an article, the black gene is a fatal gene, but this is just waht i read, i might be wrong. either way good luck!
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:34 PM   #9 
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the black gene is not fatal but it makes females unfertile if you breed a pure black male to a pure black female
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