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Old 09-30-2010, 01:53 AM   #1 
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Would they make a good couple?

Hi everyone!

I have a little question regarding my two lovely bettas. I'm not planing breeding them right now, maybe I could try it next year. But, first I'd like to know what you think about the couple. My male is a Veil tail orange dalmatian (but, I belive in his type of tail he's called an apricot spot betta) and my female is a blue/turquoise/red veil tail. I have no idea about their genetic trees, hehe. What kind of colors might appear if I breed them? Would they be interesting? I know they'll have very smart kids because both of them are really clever. Maybe I should go for the brains, not the color patterns, hahaha!

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Old 09-30-2010, 09:56 AM   #2 
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I don't advocate breeding pet store bettas. Chances are your fish are already passed breeding age. Breeding is very stressful on both male and female and many times one or the other ends up dead.

If you did breed them you'd get a lot of muttly colors. Meaning you'd be getting colors that are common in pet store fish because they are mixed together without any care to form and finnage. You would get mostly reds with varying degrees of blue wash. You won't get any fish that look like the male because that is a recessive gene that requires two genotype parents to produce.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:40 PM   #3 
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Agreed with above. You better off getting a nice pair for $30 on www.aquabid.com . There's plenty of pairs and nice fish to breed...plus the breeders know their fish and will help you choose the giht fish to breed.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:35 PM   #4 
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Yes, I you're right. Am going to take your advice. My boyfriend and sister have suggested me I could start to be a betta breeder, for what I know there's none here in Mexico that keeps the linage. I'll have to do TONS of research! Thanks!

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Yes, I you're right. Am going to take your advice. My boyfriend and sister have suggested me I could start to be a betta breeder, for what I know there's none here in Mexico that keeps the linage. I'll have to do TONS of research! Thanks!
Vive en Mexico? Cual estado? If you have any questions ask me or one of our breeders here (1f2f is very knowledgeable on fry foods). I've been breeding for almost 3 years now....off and on of course. The link in my signature may help ;)
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:14 PM   #6 
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This is greaat! Yes, I live in Mexico. Soy del Estado de Mexico, wii! I've been doing lots of research about bettas for the last weeks. My sister and boyfriend are very excited trying to convince me on breeding my gorgeous bettas (at least they're beautiful to me), but I really don't know what I would do with the kids that may be born. I'm not pleased with the idea of giving them to one of those pet stores (Maskota for instance...) because I know they wouldn't take care of them whatsoever. Some would be a pretty gift to give, but what about the others? I've heard that sometimes 30 or 40 make it to adulthood. So, the only plausible thing would maybe acquire some "pure" bettas, breed them and sell them personally or something like that.
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Yup that's the way to go. Thai breeders ship worldwide.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:25 PM   #8 
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I'm surfing through your site, it's very informative! I loved the part about the exercise, hahaha! I play with my bettas on and off because they live right next to my laptop, they love it. Thanks for all your suggestions! I'll do my research on the Thai breeders... hope to find one that doesn't charge TOO much for the shipment. :)

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I'm surfing through your site, it's very informative! I loved the part about the exercise, hahaha! I play with my bettas on and off because they live right next to my laptop, they love it. Thanks for all your suggestions! I'll do my research on the Thai breeders... hope to find one that doesn't charge TOO much for the shipment. :)
Hehe thanks :)

You'll need a transhipper to recieve your fish and mail them to you, this can get pricey but I have one near me so I can pick my fish up :)
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #10 
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Yeah, that's what I'm seeing. My transshipper lives in Queretaro... he charges something like 10 dollars for the shipping to your house. I think it's OK... the gasoline and the highway would make it much more expensive if I picked them up, hahaha! Buying a fish of the ones he has on his store... I don't know. They seem very expensive (49 - 60 dollars... :S). Although, maybe the ones that come from Thailand with all the shipping and everything would cost the same. Perhaps the guy where I buy the brine shrimps for my little two and anything else I need for them knows about someone who breeds pure bettas near me.
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