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Old 10-02-2010, 09:57 PM   #11 
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Ya if a fish is truely suffering then yes you can cull IMO but if they're perfectly healthy but lack desired fin and color form whats the point of killing them?
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:56 AM   #12 
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I agree. As long as they aren't suffering then why kill them?
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:39 AM   #13 
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For most big time breeders they don't have the time to find adoptive homes for undesireable bettas. So its either cull or send to a pet store. In my opinion it is much more humane to cull a healthy fish than to let it rot in some pet store, unless you can say with 100% certainty that the fish will receive the best possible care. Some do post their fish on craigslist but I shudder to think of the type of homes they go to.

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It won't harm the pair if you interrupt the spawn but I agree with MrV with less eggs you have lowered your %s of getting good fry. For a first time breeder it may be a good idea but don't be surprised if you wind up with no fry at all.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:52 AM   #14 
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how many fry do you usually end up with overall
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #15 
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That depends on how well conditioned the breeders are and how well you take care of the fry once they've hatched. You can end up with anywhere from 0-100 fry.
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thanks 1fish2fish I think Im going to try and breed soon
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:33 AM   #17 
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I get about 15 to 40 to adulthood.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:01 PM   #18 
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lol Thats an interesting view on Culling. I never really considered culling as a way of getting rid of unwanted fish, but I see both sides of the story.

What are some reasons that fry don't make it to adult hood? Disease? Lack of food because of the other little piggies in the tank? lol
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:47 PM   #19 
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Velvet lack of good food canabalism and the list goes on.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:23 PM   #20 
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wow, what causes velvet?
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