Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Breeding Betta Fish
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2011, 09:10 AM   #1 
BetterBetta's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southwest Florida is where its at(:
Has Anybody Tried This Method of Breeding?

Leave the Father With Fry Method:
It sounds like it'd be a little bit easier, since he eats the fry that are weak or malformed. Apparently, you must have a ten gallon filled up so it lessens the chance of the male culling any good fry. It also said in the article the breeder caught the male feeding BBS to the fry.
BetterBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 09:45 AM   #2 
Super Fish
New Member
Super Fish's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
It is something I am considering with my (hopefully) upcoming spawn. I'm going to see how large the spawn is - if it's in the 300 range then I will be leaving the father with the fry in order to cull the weak.
Super Fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 03:23 PM   #3 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
This is the method I use 98% of the time...I not only leave the male but I also leave the female and remove the fry as they grow/develop into grow out containers....

With some-I leave both the male and female to get 3-4 spawns going and then remove the female but leave the male......

With some of my setup I also use trios...1-male and 2-females...I have not had any problems with either males or females eating fry-but do have a problem with larger/older fry eating smaller/younger fry......

Leaving the male with his fry has some benefits IME-the male imprints to a degree making the offspring better father, teaches offspring to eat non-live food earlier-I have seen my male spit food in the fry direction...... and in my case due to more natural setups I from predators...namely dragonfly nymphs......and his removal of bad, sick, deformed etc.....fry......he only wants the strongest, healthy fry to carry his genes for the next generation.....


I also spawn using a more natural method and setups and this makes a big difference IMO/E......... I don't recommend using this method (leaving both male and female in the tank long term) for first time breeders using standard bare bottom, low water volume usually will not end well....and depending on how important the spawn-sometimes its best to remove the male within the first week unless he is eating healthy fry....
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spawned once again... with a different method ireland Breeding Betta Fish 76 08-10-2011 07:41 PM
Going to try a new set up/method... beat2020 Breeding Betta Fish 2 02-19-2011 11:03 PM
Thai breeding method. Is it easy and safe? LoveSGSE Breeding Betta Fish 0 08-29-2010 03:44 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.