I plan on going to about 600 bettas once these fry are fully-grown (I currently have 515 <3) So here are the 4 spawns I'm doing all at the same time.
Mustard Gas HMPK - 10 gal, java moss and duckweed
Full-masked Dragon HMPK Giant(Gold)-20 gal, java moss and duckweed
HMPK Salamander- 10 gal cabomba and waterlettuce
Full-Masked Dragon HMPK Giant(Copper) 20 gal hornwort and watterlettuce
Out of my 515 bettas, only 13 of them were ever obtained by NOT breeding. These 4 pairs above I bred also, none of them are related though. Conditioning ended today, 2 weeks, 5 feedings per day of live and frozen food (live mosquito larva, earthworms, adult brine shrimp, Daphine, whiteworms, microworms, live black ants and all other manner of "wicked beasties" released them all today, i will be giving a daily update everyday. if anyone is interested in fry, i will sell some of the best specimens on Aquabid as well as here ( i do international shipping), just contact me about 6 months from now, when i start shipping them out. bubblenests are 3-4 inches in width and an inch out of the water. Dim lighting, spong filter turned off a few hours after initial release.
MG- Ive bred this young pair before, they are one of my best. the make is very gentle and the female willing. last time i bred them, the very moment i released them they began embracing. I am still selling their fry, pm me if interested. anyways, he is gently nudging at her, making gentle s shapes. she has her bars and is in downwards position with fins clamped. in java moss. no doubt i will find eggs tomorrow morning.
Giant (Gold)- Again another very sucessful breeding pair, although male is a bit more aggressive. Female seeking refuge withen the javamoss. Currently male is busy tending to the nest, female approaches, but male drives her away again. I've seen one awkward embrace, but no eggs were released. might begin to court her tomorrow.
Salamanders- new pair, pair is a bit younger than the ideal breeding age, but i wanted to see how age influences the offspring. so yeah, a bit of an experiment spawn. male isnt tending to nest and female is headdown under the waterlettuce, ready for embrace. shes kinda like "uh, AHEM!" and males like "ooh, pretty cobomba, lalala..." hopefully he'll get his concentration back tomorrow, expect to see an embra on sunday.
Giant (Copper) - One of my best copper hmpk giant pairs, though this male has a tendency to eat eggs. just giving them a chance because the fry that do survive grow to be very nice aquabid fish. male tending to nest, fiercly guarding it... this particular female is a bit more timid but she is an excellent spawner as ive seen in the past. female hiding in hornwort. male tending to nest and driving female away. hopefully ill see an embrace midday tomorrow.
as i said, daily updates everyday... also if u are interested in fry or any of my current fish, PM me! THANKS MEH PEEPS!!!! :D <3 <)))))><