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Old 04-15-2011, 12:44 AM   #1 
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hi guys! im a noob when it comes to breeding bettas..my question is .. can i use instatn bbs? has anyone used it before??... can i breed a CT with a VT betta? or they have to be the same type??


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Old 04-15-2011, 01:55 AM   #2 
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Whooaahhh! Before you do anything, I highly suggest you look into this more. Not knowing that types can be interbred is a sign of lack of knowledge, which is super important when breeding bettas.

I dont know about the bbs, but VTxCT crosses make (frankly) ugly, undesirable tails that you probably wont be able to rehome easily. If youre going to breed "common" bettas, Id suggest either do CTxCT or VTxVT. However, you need to make sure you can rehome them, which will be challenging because theyre not in demand. Spawns can have hundreds of fry, which is tricky and expensive.

Def. look into this more before doing anything!

Bump for not knowing the bbs thing, though.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:29 AM   #3 
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Instant bbs are fine but expensive. Live or frozen would be cheaper.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:59 PM   #4 
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Well 1fish2fish as you know, breeding is not a cheap thing to do and its not something to be just a game.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:54 PM   #5 
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It's definitely not a cheap hobby to get into.
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It's definitely not a cheap hobby to get into.
Exactly. It takes a LOT of dedication and commitment. Thats something not everyone is willing to do.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #7 
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Yeah and that's why it's better to save money where you can by culturing your own live foods or going with frozen. I will never pay $5 for a tiny jar of instant brine shrimp when a $5 package of BBS eggs will last me an entire spawn, if not longer. Same goes for frozen.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:19 PM   #8 
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Whooaahhh! Before you do anything, I highly suggest you look into this more. Not knowing that types can be interbred is a sign of lack of knowledge, which is super important when breeding bettas.

I dont know about the bbs, but VTxCT crosses make (frankly) ugly, undesirable tails that you probably wont be able to rehome easily. If youre going to breed "common" bettas, Id suggest either do CTxCT or VTxVT. However, you need to make sure you can rehome them, which will be challenging because theyre not in demand. Spawns can have hundreds of fry, which is tricky and expensive.

Def. look into this more before doing anything!

Bump for not knowing the bbs thing, though.
I agree. I would take a step back and re-evaluate this :)
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:21 PM   #9 
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We wish you good luck and hope that you take our advice and make use of it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #10 
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Yeah and that's why it's better to save money where you can by culturing your own live foods or going with frozen. I will never pay $5 for a tiny jar of instant brine shrimp when a $5 package of BBS eggs will last me an entire spawn, if not longer. Same goes for frozen.
$5? At my LFS, they are $16.95 for a jar. For $5, I'd have some as a backup.
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