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Old 12-24-2010, 10:06 PM   #21 
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Leave the lights on. That's why the nest was gone....he didn't get to work on it in the dark.
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Old 12-25-2010, 04:15 AM   #22 
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Well Im a late riser so i dont wake up till about 10 or 11am. By then there is enough natural light from the window that he works on his nest...Anyway I have been keeping the aqaurium light of and the room light on. His nest is very large now and Mneme has approached several times but just keeps swimming away. So hopefully tomorrow.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:02 PM   #23 
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:55 AM   #24 
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Well I think its going to be a bust guys. The breeding tank has lots of eggs on the bottom, the female has quite eating them only because she is full. Dion dosnt give them a second glance.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:25 AM   #25 
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IMO pet store bettas are over stock-rejects, at least the modern tail types.


Drax isn't a reject...
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:00 PM   #26 
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That happened to me the first time the daddy had no idea what to do after the eggs were layed.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:54 PM   #27 
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Sorry about your spawn. Hopefully they'll do better next time.

I breed in dark colored tubs without lights nor filters. In fact I often cover my tubs, just allowing enough light so my plants won't die. A good father will always maintain his nest/eggs whether dark or light. They are less active during the night and may neglect their spawns, but not for long. That's why (IMO) they need to be in full health to spawn.

On your next attempt, make sure (specially) the male is in good health - very active, as if tireless. Don't worry about the nest because some males are reluctant to make them. If he neglects his spawn again, you can brand him a bad father and try alternative methods.

@DormDrax: I'm sorry if I have offended you and anyone else with my remark. But sadly it's a fact that breeders would keep their best results and sell overstock/rejects. As a side note; I too work with rejects and work my way through to improve them.
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Sorry about your spawn. Hopefully they'll do better next time.

I breed in dark colored tubs without lights nor filters. In fact I often cover my tubs, just allowing enough light so my plants won't die. A good father will always maintain his nest/eggs whether dark or light. They are less active during the night and may neglect their spawns, but not for long. That's why (IMO) they need to be in full health to spawn.

On your next attempt, make sure (specially) the male is in good health - very active, as if tireless. Don't worry about the nest because some males are reluctant to make them. If he neglects his spawn again, you can brand him a bad father and try alternative methods.

@DormDrax: I'm sorry if I have offended you and anyone else with my remark. But sadly it's a fact that breeders would keep their best results and sell overstock/rejects. As a side note; I too work with rejects and work my way through to improve them.
I think I will try this method next time, I tried keeping the tank dark I had a towel wrapped around all but the front side to help. I ordered a hm female from petco so she should come in, in about a week or so. I dont really like mixing tail types so this way I can incorparate them into my show spawns. :D
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I've heard bad things about PetCo's online selling. Please share your expierience when she arrives.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:19 PM   #30 
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