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Old 09-22-2011, 09:35 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Which Betta with What?

I couldn't find any other thread or sticky with this information so i thought i'd make my own thread to ask.
What bettas can you breed with what? and why are some not compatable?
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:37 PM   #2 
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Pretty much all can breed, they are all the same species.

You just have to see who goes with who. DO NOT LEAVE THEM UNATTENDED. They can, and will fight. The male will usually win, but the female can kill a submissive male.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:46 PM   #3 
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Oh ok. I just hought i was told some you can't breed with other due to different tails and colour mix? My pair I have mixed up to breed now, one is red and blue the other red and onces a VT and the other a crown
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:49 PM   #4 
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There are some things that shouldn't be bred, such as doubletail to doubletial, as it can cause deformities in the spine. I warn you, crowntail to veiltail will produce spawn that will have "undesirable" finnage since they will most likely come out messy combtails, and they may be difficult to rehome. It would be best to either breed veiltail to veiltail or crowntail to crowntail.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:53 PM   #5 
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Any bettas from the Splenden family can be bred together.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:59 PM   #6 
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Thank you Indyfishy.. If I am successful in my spawn then I will only be giving them away to friends and family.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:01 PM   #7 
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That's a great plan!!!!! I personally don't mind combtails, but if you were going to sell them it would be a challenge. I hope your spawn goes well =D
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:04 PM   #8 
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Thank you again Indyfishy.. I thought I may as well give them away to friends and family (who actually want them) as I will know they'll be taken care of, plus this is only my first attempt so this way if it goes bad or if they arent that cute of offspring its ok (i suppose)
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:11 PM   #9 
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All splendens can be bred. Splendens can even be bred to mahachai and imbillis. When you read "not compatible" usually what is meant is maintaining certain form and/or color.

Double tails (DT) should not be bred to another DT - already mentioned above.
Rose tail should not be bred at all because of deformity issues.
CT to non CT will produce undesired fins
Color genetics is a lot more complicated and often unpredictable.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:25 PM   #10 
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Pretty much i agree with what has been said above.
I've seen some horribly deformed doubletails for sale on aquabid which i'm assuming came from someone who thought to breed DT to DT.

Some thing your should watch for:
If breeding for color try to breed two with similar colors or you'll just get alot of multies.

Stay away from breeding a marble to a non-marble, unless you want marble fry for generations. It's hard to breed out of a line.

Same with red..red is hard to get rid of down the line. Red wash is what keeps me from bringing home other wise lovely fish from the petstore alot of the time. So, again, unless you WANT red wash, stay away from it xD
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