I have decided to have a go at trying to breed my beta's.
A bicolor blue and red Crowntail (Is it possible he is also dragon? Not exactly sure what a dragon looks like)
A Cambodian Crowntail
Has anyone had a breeding similar to this, I am curious as the the out come of the breeding and coloration of the offspring.
To start, I have separated them from the other fish, Dracos lived in a ten gallon with several of my other fish, Ava is new, and has been in a 1 gallon quarantine tank (I have a bigger tank for her, and the rest of my fish.) As of right now, I moved them into a heated room, placed in gallon jugs.
I had already started conditioning them ahead of time and they will only be in the jugs for another day or so. With these jug set ups, is it possible to put the male fry in these as they get older? I think they are slightly bigger than some of the jars and containers usually used.
Tomorrow, or today lol (morning everyone), I will be getting an even larger tank from a friend. I can't remember right now if it was a 20 or 30+ gallon tank, but if it is 20 I plan on setting up my breeder tank there, if it is thirty+, I will move the fish in Dracos' tank to it and use the ten gallon for the breeding.
I have several containers stock piling for the male fry when they are old enough, adding more all the time. The breeding tank will have a small plant, maybe the log in the tank with my other fish, to help hide the female. I decided against the pebbles for obvious reasons, When I get the tank tomorrow I'm heading over to Petco or Petsmart to pick up food for the fry, working on hard boiled eggs now. The quarantine tank acts as 'breeding tank also, which is what the female will be in until it is time for her and the male to be put together.
My Betta Breeder Helper(Alice)-
1.If I keep the room temperature high do I need a heater for the tank?
2.Dracos is quite round, I know I am supposed to feed him extra while conditioning him, should I cut back a little? I feed him several times a day, some flakes and dried worms, he usually eats them pretty fast, like I haven't fed him...
3.I would rather get the frozen food for the fry, are there any up sides/downsides to live food versus dried food?
4.I also read about leaving the father with the offspring until they were older (the female offspring actually matured) It says if the dad is left in the male fry will usually stay docile longer and are able to be kept in the tank with everyone longer. Has anyone tried this?
If I missed anything, please feel free to ask me about, this is my first time and I am really excited. I hope they are compatible together, I guess I will find out in the next few days-week.
Any advice is also welcome :]