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Old 04-20-2011, 01:59 PM   #1 
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First Successful Spawn!!!!

YEEEEESSS!!! I woke up this morning to my two bettas spawning! OOOhhh it was such an exciting moment!!! :D The male made a a decent sized nest, but not under the cup like he has before- he went to the other side of the tank! haha. They've been spawning since around 11:30am up until now (3:00pm), and still going! @__@;
It's taking a while cuz only 1-4 eggs are falling at a time. My girl is SUPER barred up! So pretty!~ <:D

A question, since eggs hatch in about 1-3 days, would they be ok if I left Friday and came back Sunday afternoon? Easter weekend and all. :P
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #2 
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My male is continuously adding on to the nest while the female gets a breather. haha
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:13 PM   #3 
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Just took the female out about an hour ago. The male seems to be taking quite good care of the eggs (though I can't see them :/ )
Problem is that the nest has spread about the entire tank! He's swimming constantly. poor dear.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #4 
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Here's some spawning pictures. :)


I have NO idea what I'm getting from this spawn, but it's only for experience's sake. And yes, I have plenty of storage for them and homes for them to go to.

The Male, Mars, is a red CT. The Female is a royal blue VT.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:36 PM   #5 
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Interesting! I would love to see pics once the eggs hatch and see them in a month or two! :) I hope you have fun and enjoy the experience. I have never bred my bettas before but think I will take it up some time in the future. :)
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:54 PM   #6 
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Youre gonna get various colored comb tails, which are VT's with huge rays that jut out.



This is actually pretty nice for a combtail, he's even double rayed.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:07 PM   #7 
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woooo! That male is so pretty!~ :D
I don't know their genes either- they're pet store fish. :P

smellsfishie: I'll be loading pics up constantly! :D I'm sooo excited! But man, I went through almost 4 attempted spawns before this one. D: seems like this pair was just a match! ^^ and Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:18 PM   #8 
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They feed off their yolk sacs for a few days after hatching so I think you'll be ok leaving them for the weekend. I hope one of our breeders comes along to correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #9 
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alright! I figured that also, I just wanted to make sure.

Woke up this morning to Mars moving the bubblenest into a more manageable place (one nest, lol). I still can't see any eggs :/ but he's still taking care of it. sooo...? Guess I'll know in a coupe of days. :P
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Try shining a flashlight under the nest.
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