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Old 12-21-2009, 05:56 PM   #1 
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Plans on breeding

Well, I plan on breeding my Marble HMs after the holidays, when I have a little more money and a week off haha. But, I have some questions first.

1. What type of sponge filter do you reccomend, like the brand and ect?

2. Are sterilite plastic bins fish-safe? I have read that some use plastic bins (mine being about 15gal give or take) but it would kill me if I used it and it wasn't safe.


Also, are the following items good, and do I need anything else?

-BBS, I have plenty, and my LPS sells them
-Java Moss, as well as many other live and fake plants
-Meds, for after breeding
-TONS of mason jars and containers, all are about 1gal
-Styrofoam cups
-IAL

I am getting a heater and sponge filter hopefully for Christmas, and if not I will buy one before I plan on breeding.

Also, will I get all marbles from them? She has a lot more blue and red to her now, and he is a darker, navy blue.



I think I have most of what I need to know, but one can never research enough!

Thanks!,
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:49 PM   #2 
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thats right about research ;)

everything sounds good with items.
idk bout if all of the fry will be marble but look likes it.
(btw they are beautiful fish :D)

Good Luck!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:01 PM   #3 
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Sounds like you got everything to me! Best of luck! :D

Oh, but for the meds make sure its not Bettafix or Melafix or anything like that....I've read so horrible things about what that stuff does to the labyrinth organ. In fact, Aquarium salt and warm water should probably be enough, unless one or both of them are seriously beat up.

I'm pretty sure plastic bins are fish-safe, I've heard of people using them, though maybe wait for someone else to comment first, just to make sure xD

Sorry, I'm not too good with genetics D: Though not all fry will be marble I think...just like not all will be HM probably. Though your pair is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing the outcome! :)
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:11 PM   #4 
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It looks to me like you are pretty much set. Your fish are beautiful! Did you get them from Aquabid?
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:09 PM   #5 
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@ rubyfire- Thanks so much! I hope I have luck breeding, too :P

@ DragonFish - I heard that too, I will see if my LPS has something better, Maybe Hikari Betta Revive? I do add some aquarium salt with water changes and stuff, so I am covered there. Thanks, neither can I!

@ dramaqueen - Thanks! Yes, I did get them from Aquabid, I would have loved to get another pair from him also, the breeder has such beautiful fish!

Thanks for y'alls imput! I FAIL at genetics, of any kind really, so it was a lot of help! :)
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I thought so! They look like Aquabid fish.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:31 PM   #7 
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Haha, I guess they do. I know I would have NEVER found marbles that compared to them here.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:32 PM   #8 
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Hmmm, never heard of Betta Revive before, maybe do a little googling on it before getting it xD Though, I probably wouldn't medicate unless its absolutely necessary...like they're REALLY torn up, missing scales, ext.

Haha, I'm actually fascinated with genetics xDD I love it. I just can't find any really good info about betta genetics on the net, which really stinks >_<;
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:43 PM   #9 
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Yeah, but from running a 23 horse farm with my mom for a while makes me want to have meds on stock. Horses get into some trouble! haha

Last year we learned about genetics a little, I kinda understood, but I need to draw a punnett(sp) square every time now! A friend of mine said Betta genetics are VERY hard to learn, and she is amazing at genetics, so I figured I would shy away from them for a while xD

-Scampers off to google-
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:54 PM   #10 
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Sounds like you've got everything you need!!!

I use bins ALL the time. Never had a problem. I've heard some breeders that actually prefer them because they don't cause the bettas to get distracted. LOL some just want food so much that they will get distracted from what they are supposed to do!

I've heard that Methelyene (didn't spell that right...) blue is a good medicine.

Good luck!!!
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