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Old 12-24-2010, 12:27 PM   #1 
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Do you use substrate for your breeding?

Just wondering If I can use, or if it is best not to use substrate, I can use gravel or sand.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:19 PM   #2 
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No because its easier to clean and easier to spot fry. :)
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:19 PM   #3 
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When I was breeding I never used's harder to spot the fry and see where all the dirt might be...and you might accidentally suck one up during a water change if you can't see it.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:20 PM   #4 
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With first time or new at spawning I would recommend the bare bottom tank method- as WB and tsuhei posted-this will help you with cleaning, spotting fry and for the breeders gathering of eggs

I do a natural method so I have substrate in my spawning tanks and full to the top with water.

Lots of different methods to spawn this species that work great-its finding what works best for you and your breeders and sometimes this can change from one pair to the next....

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:34 AM   #5 
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If I was to use something it would be sand... The reason most if not all breeders dont use anything is because when the eggs fall the parents have a hard time getting the eggs that are stuck all around little gravle. The parents cant get there mouth in that small spot to get the egg and get it in the nest.
So you end up with a lot less fry....
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:33 AM   #6 
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I think bare bottom is easiest ...
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:15 PM   #7 
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I don't use substrate for the reasons posted above, easier to clean, easier to spot fry, etc so on and so forth. I do want to try a natural planted spawning one of these days.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:21 PM   #8 
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I prefer a bare bottom tank for spawning bettas.
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