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Old 05-15-2011, 03:43 PM   #1 
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Thumbs up Woo! Spawning! -My spawn Log- First timers. :) -Heavy pic load-

Last night we all went to bed, and I put Pride (the female) under her glass so she wouldnt get revenge in the middle of night. I let them out this morning around 9am aaaannnnnd...


They are now spawning! I am pretty excited. I took some video and PICS! They have actuallly been spawning for an hour and a half now.

Here are the best ones I got so far. -How long does spawning go on for? I dont take her out till he is trying to kill her right?-







Helping eachother out. Awwwh!
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:48 PM   #2 
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Talking Funniest Pic EVER!!!!!

Who's a pretty dancer! ME ME! Now Twiiiiiiirl!
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:03 PM   #3 
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Congrats.....awesome to watch the spawning act..isn't it......spawning time can vary from an hour to 8-10 hours....I had some spawn longer...they just didn't want to stop....lol.......when they are done...the female will leave the nest area and if she tries to return he will chase her away......and sometimes the male will run her off...this varies too...just like every other part of spawning......
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #4 
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Thanks, and yes it was amazing! Everything about these fish is great! I wish I would have gotten into it earlier lol.

Going to start my BBS hatchery once I see the tails wiggling from the nest. I cant wait till tomorrow so I can see if any actually took.

Watching them fall from Pride to the floor was so neat!! I thought sometimes that they were eating them, but didnt try to intervien. I will be happy even if I get 1 lol... Or none... the experience alone was worth the time. And I can try again next time.

Also thinking about getting some HM's. I really love rosetail and feathertail. I wonder if there is any on aquabid...

Anyways. Cant wait to see what happens next! Going to take Pride out of the tank if she isnt back with him in the next hour. She is staying in hiding and came back to the nest to look for eggs on the bottom and he spotted her and chased her off.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:27 PM   #5 
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O.O
I just noticed in my second pic with Bubblegum twirling... I can see the eggs in the nest! Woo!
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #6 
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congrats. cant wait to see what the fry look like!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:38 PM   #7 
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It can be deceiving sometimes...you may have a lot more than you think and they don't all hatch at the same time either.......they usually hatch over several hours based on when they had been dropped....he will eat some and you want him too...a good male will eat the infertile, weak, deformed, sick...etc so that they don't cause problems for the healthy ones......he only want to strong and healthy to survive........

Usually at 80F you will start to see tails in about 24-32h....I wouldn't start the hatchery just yet....you only want to feed BBS with the yolk sac intact for the first 2 weeks at least for the most nutrition...once the BBS hatch you have about 24-32h before they absorb their yolk sac and shed their first shell and the Betta fry won't be ready for any food for about 3 days after they hatch-they will feed off their yolk sac and if you had live plants and common snails in the spawning tank you will have some infusoria/microorganism too that the Betta fry will feed on.....
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:51 PM   #8 
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I cant wait to see either! Will be fun

Ah okay! Thanks for that info I wont start the BBS for a few days then? When exactly do I want to put food in for them? I was going to do BBS and egg yolk. No live plants in there sadly... For any future spawns there will be live plants.

Also... I took the female out... I would say they did more then I thought!!! lol...He likes this spot more, out of all the space he has. Whatever floats your eggs buddy!

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Old 05-15-2011, 05:52 PM   #9 
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that is definatly a lot of eggs!!!!!
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:09 PM   #10 
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You don't need to start feeding the fry until they absorb their yolk sac and free swimming....that is usually on or about day 3 after they hatch....more or less.....its not too late to add live plants.......

You take great pics........
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