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Old 03-13-2011, 10:31 PM   #1 
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Need a babbler

Okay, so at some point in the future I'm planning on A. buying some bettas from a breeder here on the site. B. I'm also planning on breeding some of my own petstore fish. I need someone willing to babble with me about breeding, help me decide pairs, stuff like that. Who's up for some baby betta talk?
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #2 
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hey im all for it i havent bred yet myself but wanna breed two pair in the new few months :)
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:39 PM   #3 
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Yay! Right now I'm in indecision mode, lol. I was planning on breeding my pearl bodied, marble finned veiltail girl to a double tail cellophane veiltail boy. But I keep looking at this little girl I just got a couple days ago and debating. The new girl is a pretty pastel purple with white edges on her fins(butterfly style and perfectly symmetrical). Again, veiltail. But if I bred her instead of the marble, would I want to use the cellophane boy or one of my red boys or my silver and blue ct boy? So many decisions! Lol
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:50 PM   #4 
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I hope you don't mind me joining in on the conversation but I think the purple Butterfly girl would be a great pairing to one of your red boys. Her coloring as far as I can tell is pretty rare in betta's.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:59 PM   #5 
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OOooo I wonder what kind of combo that would make? Then comes the question of which red boy? Lol
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:00 PM   #6 
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SIMPLE: butterfly lady to a red male and the marble girl to the cellophane
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:11 PM   #7 
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Lol yes, but which red male? I have a red crowntail who is a SOLID red and is growing his fins back(evil petstore!), a red veiltail with blue/green metallic streaks in his tail, and a red veiltail with orange and purple streaks in his tail. The solid red could work but only once his fins are back in working condition.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:26 PM   #8 
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I'd go with the red male with the orange and purple streaks. Just imagine how the fry would look with that combination.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:47 AM   #9 
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Oooo... You're right! Also, I just bought starter cultures of vinegar eels and microworms. I'm going to play with them until I'm certain I know how exactly they work and have my timing with them figured out. I want to make sure I understand them before I make fry. Like how long they'll live, stuff like that.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:23 AM   #10 
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Breeding isn't like painting...you need to understand the basic genetics of the colors.

As far as purple....it's very hard to produce but luckily I am spawning a purple pair this coming weekend hehe.
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