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Old 07-17-2010, 04:51 PM   #11 
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neat, I hope you get some babies from them.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:51 PM   #12 
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Thats a cool way to breed!
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:40 PM   #13 
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That's a funky way to breed. But it's cool! Good luck!!
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:57 PM   #14 
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I really think you should remove the females though...

IF the fry do hatch the females will eat them. If they dont it could cause the male to stress and eat them him self.

If you go to Bettysplenders she has posts about double breeding and such.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:56 AM   #15 
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Last summer I did a spawn experiment on multi spawns and leaving both the male and female in the tank, and this was in the house and I used a 10g heavy natural planted tank, and neither the male or female ate the fry from the 6 back to back spawns, however, the older/bigger fry did eat some of their siblings, but thanks for your concern Astro....

In this outside spawn- they are continuing to spawn daily and I can see fry from the first and second spawn darting around in the plants as the male tends to the new nest under some water lettuce. I removed one female yesterday and plan to remove the other female today and also the male and put them in different but separate 5g buckets for continued skeeter control and monitor growth and development of the fry.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:18 PM   #16 
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I have never heard of multi spawns being done even by the best breeders in SE Asia. Believe me, they are mass producers. They only breed several pairs in small containers then pour everything in a big grow out tank/pool. Great job!!!
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:49 PM   #17 
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I have read about multi spawns with one male and one female and I was successful last spring/summer in that experiment and the result of that produced the breeders (1 male/2 females) that spawned in this 5g bucket experiment.

note-I changed my mind and will be leaving the male with his offspring

One thing I have noticed with leaving the male longer with his fry is that as adults they seem to be less aggressive. I feared that this would be a problem with spawning them and it has to a degree: Of the 6 males that I kept-one male ended up being a great spawner but an egg eater and I never got fry from him after multi attempts, two males would never spawn, just not interested, and 2 great- both with the females and eggs/fry and one that should have been culled but too cute so he is a pet never to be spawned or sold.

The one male that I could never get to spawn I used in this outside bucket experiment and he didn't have a choice but to spawn due to the aggressiveness of the two females, within minutes of placing the male in the bucket he was attacked by the two females and they demanded to spawn..or else and this stimulated him to want to spawn I believe, I wish I would have video of this, it blew me away, I have never in the over 10 years of working with this species seen this... after about 30 minutes eggs were everywhere, but these two girls had also been feeding on massive amount of free range live foods and fat as ticks in tannin filled rainwater.

Spawning with more than one female is a first for me and due to the success I am starting a new experiment that I will document later.

In my opinion or observation, I am successful with this in part because of how these Betta were spawned and reared-in a more natural method or as natural as you can get in a closed system, because this has never happened nor would I have attempted this with the Bettas I have spawned when I used a bare bottom method.

It works for me now- since I am retired and have lots of time....
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:44 PM   #18 
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Fascinating...and kind of funny. lol poor boy fishy got jumped.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:34 PM   #19 
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Fascinating...and kind of funny. lol poor boy fishy got jumped.
It was funny..teach him....laffs......

The fry are darting everywhere.....I tried to get a pic....but you can't see anything......
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:59 PM   #20 
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Do you plan to sell any of the fry?
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