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Old 12-12-2010, 08:24 PM   #11 
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Ah, well so far I have found out all I think I need to know. Thanks so so much for that help.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:31 PM   #12 
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Just keep researching and invest in good fish!
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:35 PM   #13 
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Will do, I am looking on aquabid, but I also have a good LFS which I'll check out his bettas. Have any experience with liveaquaria.com? Where would be a good place to get the live plants at? Never seen any at petco.
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Aquabid is the only site I use. Look for a breeder with a fish you like and ask for a sibling of the opposite gender (unless you buy a pair).

I reccomend:
the_K
Martinismommy
Chaba

and another seller...IDK if she's around anymore though.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:30 PM   #15 
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Great post! Thanks for the info about the different type of tails to breed together I always wondered that myself!
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:35 AM   #16 
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If you don't mind buying plants online you should check this website. http://www.plantedaquariumscentral.com/

I haven't ordered from this website myself but a few members have been praising it recently. :)
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=57096

Good luck!
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:18 PM   #17 
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Well, I think I have my shopping list ready to go almost.




Anyone ever use this on Betta? I have used it on my Oscars it worked very very well.
https://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.c...98&pcatid=4998

Air Pump
Sponge filter
Brine Shrimp Hatchery Kit(and extra eggs)
Artemia Food(brine shrimp eat this right?)
First Bites fry food
Submersible Heater 100 watt (im using a 30 gallon tank)
Flexible Airline Tubing 25 ft
Brine Shrimp Net
Gang Valve 2 Way (1 for tank 1 for shrimp)
Cave Small hideout
Melafix
Vita Chem
Betta water conditioner
Amazon Frogbit, will also try this with my Oscars

Ill be looking for Halfmoon pair (color pending) to breed once I have got everything ready and all that is needed.
I already have:
1 gallon Betta tank will be using this to house the female (no light or hood)
5 gallon tank (no light or hood)
30 gallon tank (lighted hood)
2 thermometers 1 in tank, 1 sticker style outside tank.
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That's everything! Just don't use Melafix...it can be dangerous for bettas.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:46 PM   #19 
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I wouldn't worry about BBS food you really want to feed newly hatch BBs to fry with the yolk sac intact and at that stage they don't have a mouth or anus and don't need food-once the BBs have absorbed the yolk sac they have very little nutrition for the Betta fry-however, once the Betta fry are 2 weeks old feeding older BBS that have been supplement with HUFA like Selcon will help the nutrition level of the fry...also the vitachem product are good if you can't offer a balance diet to the fish otherwise it is a waste-their body can only use so much vit/min and the rest are a waste product not used by the body...this is what a good varied diet will do for a fish too.....

You may have better luck spawning with the 5gal than the 30gal...10g is better...IMO/E 30g is too big......more for the Betta fry than for spawning due to it being harder for the fry to find the added live foods/feeding issue related.

I agree the melafix products are a waste-practice preventive husbandry and you should not need any medication anyway....
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The reason I was going to use melafix, is I read that you should treat the female to promote healing from the breeding process. However I have also used that product on my larger Oscar when he got sick, new tank syndrome is what I was told, it spiked the ammonia levels like crazy, this was basically before I knew anything about fish and fish care, not that I know much now lol.

So, no melafix then. Also spawn in the 5 gallon or if I can get a 10 gallon that would be better. Once the fry arrive when would be a good time to move them to the 30 gallon? Or, should I wait and do that once it's time to start removing the males to their own container?
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