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Old 05-29-2010, 12:17 PM   #51 
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No you can't sell betta fish eggs and you cannot sell them right after they hatch.

Have you done any research at all? Start here.. read EVERY article she has under breeding bettas and raising spawns. Also read the sticky in the breeding forum. Then go through the threads under the breeding forum... there is a lot of information out there.

You are not ready to breed. You need to understand what goes into breeding before even thinking about breeding. I know you're young but please listen.. this is not a joke.. this is very serious. Your taking lives into your hands... you have to be ready, you HAVE to know how to do this the right way.


I've been researching for over a year on how to breed bettas.. a YEAR. I started collecting stuff for my spawns over a month ago and I still haven't spawned. I've carefully planned out each and every step making sure I knew what I was doing and what I wanted from the spawn.

"Research until your brain hurts"..
How do you harvest brine shrimp?
What do you feed fry at various life stages (1 week,2 weeks, 1 month..)?
When should you remove the female from the spawning tank?
When should you remove the male from the spawning tank?
What is the #1 most important thing to have in raising fry (or keeping fish in general)?
What is culling and how do you do it?
At what time do you start jarring fry?
What do you do if a sickness emerges in the grow out tank?
What foods should you feed to condition your breeders and how long should you condition them?
WHAT ARE YOUR BREEDING GOALS???


Before you begin to breed you need to be able to answer all of these questions and more.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:32 PM   #52 
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1f2f I swear I love you.
In that loving the person on the forum that gets things straight kind of way lol
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:43 PM   #53 
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"What is the #1 most important thing to have in raising fry (or keeping fish in general)?"

..... food? Clean water? This one is a little vague.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:49 PM   #54 
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Haha the #1 thing is the knowledge and research.
Anyone can crush some flakes, put a filter that will suck em up, and do everything wrong, but have provided them "clean water" and "food"
therfore, it is research :3
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #55 
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LOL.. thanks jenny

TT.. that would be clean water. That question is a little vague but anything you read will tell you when it comes to growing fish you want as clean water as possible. That's because not only does dirty water cause disease but it also inhibits fin growth. You can tell the difference in fry that have been kept in the most pristine conditions and fry whose water did not get changed enough.

Of course food would run a close second ;) The reason its not the most important is because you could feed your fry only one food (BBS for example) and have a decent amount live (although not all).. but if you have bad water conditions your very unlikely to have any fish live.


ETA... Jenny ROFL.. I'm not that clever! That question pretty much comes from the bettysplendens site. She lists clean water as the biggest necessity in raising fry and I have to agree. I never would have thought of research LOL... that really is the most important!
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:58 PM   #56 
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ahh Study until you are like this.
Teacher: "What is the square root of 9 LOL"
You: "but you gotta be...ZZZZZ... O.O Careful, because some roots are poisonous!!!"

Mother: "What do you think would be good for dinner?"
You: "If its for Alien, just give him three pellets, not bloodworms today. Those fry can't eat that, they just hatched, scoop some disgusting looking microworms up for them."

Random person: "What's your religion?"
You: "Everything and anything, Betta Splendens."

:D Dream betta, Eat betta >.< uhm nvm..., Live betta.

Most importantly, listen to these people, because we are beating a very dead horse.

This is like freaking dead horse purree by now.
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:46 PM   #57 
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This is another good place for breeding info http://www.bettatalk.com/
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:44 PM   #58 
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Re: plant roots. Maybe I'm missing something. Barring people with no common sense about feeding, maybe it depends on the plant, because I've seen many a setup with bettas in a large vase with a terrestrial plant growing in it, something usually like Pothos, and they were fine for a long time as long as water quality was kept up.

(Of course a vase still isn't the best home for them, anyway...)

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Old 05-29-2010, 03:14 PM   #59 
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I dont think Ill breed Bettas but anyone have an idea of kind of Betta should I save from Walmart next?
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:15 PM   #60 
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Any one that needs help! That looks really sick or that's in really gross water... that's what I'd do.
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