Gee, thanks guys... Yeah, Oldfishlady? Actually, I'm currently doing my first spawning! I know, you guys may think that I'm a newbie at this, but I've been raising and keeping bettas for quite a while!!! It's just now that I've been allowed to spawn. Don't worry- I research Bettas 24/7. I know what I'm doing. For fry foods, it's best to stick with liquid foods for the first 1-5 days, then gradually move them up to small live foods (My favorite is Baby Brine Shrimp). Keep them on the food you chose for about 10 weeks(At that stage you can start to identify the males). Next you can start them on FINELY crushed powered foods. Don't start on pellets, because the coarse substance can tear at their delicate mouth tissues. You'll be ready to use commercial foods when your fry are rounding their 3rd month of life. (I would start with flakes and gradually move up to pellets so that they won't be shocked by the sudden coarseness). To condition the breeders, you should make their diet up of completly live foods. (Commercial foods will slow down the spawning process). Place the breeders in adjoining cups where they can see each other and leave them in there for 3-10 days depending on their readiness. When the breeders are ready, release the male first into the spawning tank so that he has a chance to look around. 1 hour later, release the female. Methods for me... Oh! I know that I might sound strict, but get a timer and set it to 1 hour. 1 hour is the best time to give your male a chance to look around. Not to early, because if the male hadn't had long enough of a time to "explore", he could tear her to shreads, and not to late, because some males get agitated it they aren't seeing a female for so long. Like I said, I'm currently spawning!!!
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