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Old 08-02-2010, 12:25 PM   #1 
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HELP! tank question

I currently have a 15 gallon with no hood(canopy). I have a clip on lamp/light. Still a strong light...but is it going to be good enough for breeding??? I am thinking of selling it and buying a 10 gallon with a hood/canopy or is my 15 gallon ok???
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #2 
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You can buy a hood for your 15 gallon for fairly cheap. I use these: http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...81&pcatid=3781

Some people also simply use plastic wrap to cover their tanks--but you do need some sort of cover in order to keep the temperature and humidity level of the air above the water high. If the air is cold and dry, the fry may die when they go up to take their first breaths.

Excuse me if I seem rude or presumptuous, but breeding is very expensive and very time consuming--it can also be very disappointing. Generally when people first post about being interested in breeding my reaction is that of discouragement. After all, there are thousands of perfectly beautiful bettas dying in cups in the pet store. Why risk the health of the ones you have by breeding? Unless you have high quality fish from a breeder, whose genetic history you know, and a clear goal that you plan to achieve I think you should devote your time and energy to the fish you already have. Again, I don't mean to be rude, but far too many people get into breeding bettas without knowing what they are getting into or why they are doing it.

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Old 08-02-2010, 01:26 PM   #3 
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I agree with adastra. Breeding is a big responsibility.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:34 PM   #4 
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Yes I Understand all that. I hve done ALOT if research and I'm taking my time to learn more before getting Into it. I also don't plan on breeding pet store bettas most of my bettas are from high quality breeders in Thailand. Thanks for the link :)
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I'm glad you are doing lots of research. What tail type are you interested in breeding?
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:28 PM   #6 
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I have a breeding pair coming from Thailand. They are halfmoons.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:40 PM   #7 
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I bet they're beautiful. Will you post pics when you get them?
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:19 PM   #8 
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dramaqueen, ill post a pix now, and another one when i get them
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Wow, they're gorgeous!!Their colors are beautiful!!
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I was so shocked when I saw them LOL I bought them right away!
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