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Old 07-19-2011, 10:29 PM   #1 
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Breeding Set Ups?

So I heard very good news today. After successfully doing a 15% water change on my dads 70 G cichlid tank, and after I kept ranting on how I love to see my fish in good health, I proved him how devoted I am to fish aquariums and such. So, he has given me permission to do anything I'd like with my new "hobby". That means... breeding bettas! He said he might help me get a setup for my birthday! I'm gonna need a few pointers on breeding, like where to get shrimp brine eggs and such. But I know they're a lotta people who'd be glad to help anyways, I'd like to see your setup(s)!
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:51 PM   #2 
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I wanna see them toO!! haha
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #3 
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Anyone? :)
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #4 
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I'll play. Do note that I have not actually bred any bettas yet but am in the process of trying to do so.



The yellow thing stuck under a rock is an airstone in a sponge. This is turned on for a little bit each night to agitate the water a bit. There's a heater, a fake plant, and a bunch of java fern (mostly in the vase). The vase is for the female. The plastic lids provide cover and a spot to build bubblenests. The red sponge is just a sponge.

The tank is a 20 gallon high, filled a little bit less then half.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:04 PM   #5 
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I had two different setups in the past. One was a 30-sum gal. long (tub) with only 7-8 inches of water. The other was a small 5 gal. halfway filled. Both resulted in great spawns.
I currently have my 5 gal set up for my two CT's to spawn in! :D
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:43 PM   #6 
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Thanks Super Fish! Good set up(: and youlovegnats is it possible to post pictures?:D
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:58 PM   #7 
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I vote that OFL wins for coolest breeding setup with this

(stolen from her album)
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #8 
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:34 PM   #9 
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I'll pull pictures later but I usually do one of two set ups.

1) 10 gallon bare bottom filled about 5" with IAL tinted water. Temp at 84*F, tank at least 1/4 filled with java moss and other free floating plants, preferably 1/2-3/4 full. Bubblewrap as a bubble nest site. Female in a glass pickle jar before release. Saran wrap over the top to keep in the humidity.

2) (This is my preferred set up) 5 gallon tank or 5 gallon plastic container filled almost full (about 2-3" of space at the top). Filled at least 1/2 full with java moss. Temp at 84*, Tinted with IAL. Both fish released into the tank at the same time. Bubblewrap for a nest site. Lid locked on tight (if using the plastic container) or saran wrap (if using the tank).


I prefer bare bottom tanks for ease of clean up and I use a ton of IAL to make the water tea colored, I leave the leaves in there until they are completely degraded as they will continue to release tannins and host infusoria growth.
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Sure I'll get pics when I get home :)
OFL's breeding tank is....a kids play toy? xD *laughs* That's awesome!
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