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Old 09-06-2011, 05:30 PM   #1 
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Breeding Age

I'm pretty sure there is a post on this already, but I just couldn't find it. So I'm going to go ahead and ask it again.

How old would one's fry need to be to be considered at breeding age?

My last batch of fry is now 5 months old, somehow not yet a full size adult, but getting there. All the males are building bubble nest tremendously. Should they be ready to mate or should I give them a few more months.

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Old 09-06-2011, 05:43 PM   #2 
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about 5 months is an ideal breeding age from what I have read. The earlier the better for the betta.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #3 
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That's what I have read to, but just wanted some reassurance due to the slightly smaller size.

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Old 09-06-2011, 05:46 PM   #4 
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from what ive read about 5 months some could breed at 2 months already but id say 5 months is when there ready to start breeding
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:51 PM   #5 
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Ah a fello Hmong betta enthuse cool. Okay thanks, the breeding program is starting this weekend. I'll post up a new thread for it and pictures of the breeders if I can.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #6 
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Age isn't as big a factor as size. If your bettas are too small to embrace they won't breed. As long as they're responsive to each other and are exhibiting readiness to breed you can always try it out.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:25 PM   #7 
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The male I'm planning on using I am definitely positive that he's ready. He has been building his nest vigorously regardless of how many times I accidentally destroyed it with water change. The female I'm picking out the largest one out of the batch. Both of the siblings are half dragons so I'm hoping to get some dragons out of them, if not then its still okay.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:52 PM   #8 
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The male I'm planning on using I am definitely positive that he's ready. He has been building his nest vigorously regardless of how many times I accidentally destroyed it with water change. The female I'm picking out the largest one out of the batch. Both of the siblings are half dragons so I'm hoping to get some dragons out of them, if not then its still okay.
nice, sounds like he's ready and good luck!
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:04 PM   #9 
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nice, sounds like he's ready and good luck!
Thank you. I will most definitely post up a picture of him (still nameless) when I start a new post for the breeding log.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #10 
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ive bred 2.5 months old females b4. the males just gotta be able to hug the female
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