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Old 12-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #1 
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Betta Breeding Documentary

Hello everyone! Well I have a Media Production class and he was all out of projects for us to do, so I suggested a documentary of something. I thought what more do I know about than bettas? Anyway, I might be able to do a documentary about bettas, or betta breeding. So, are there any pointers that some of you may know? Can someone help me out here? I am researching how to do a documentary, but I was sort of hoping to maybe be in a pressence of someone who has experience with filming and how else I should go about doing this. Anyway, most of this was to tell you that I might be able to do one about them, all I would need is the confirmation that i'm allowed to do it on BETTAS, or BETTA BREEDING! What are your thoughts on this idea?
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:25 AM   #2 
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I love it! After you're done, will you post it online? You could start out with sad little bettas in their cups at the LPS, go from there to how they SHOULD be taken care of, unless you're really set on the breeding angle. I sure hope your fish cooperate.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:26 AM   #3 
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That sounds like a wonderful project!
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #4 
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Thank you both! And I think I might just focus on the breeding part. I hope my fish cooperate correctly and they don't give me much of a hard time. Though i'm sure they will give me a bit of a hard time for the first few attempts to film the event.

Also I hope I actually get the pair ASAP!
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:51 PM   #5 
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Sounds interesting! Let me know if you need any advice or tips. I don't have any filmmaking knowledge but I know my way around a spawn tank LOL
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:22 PM   #6 
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@1fish2fish: Thank you. It was a good idea that I though i'd share with you all and I dont think it has been done (on the forum). Thank you for the support. Also I most likely will want your help:).

I think i'll take that help offer now. If you were perhaps doing a documentary of betta breeding, which method would you use? I've used many methods but would like your opinion on how you might go about doing this. Also I would prefer a little simple method that would be effective reasonably quick. What are your thoughts on the "Shock Method?"

Update: I will be starting this project on monday the 12 of this month.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:49 PM   #7 
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I would try to use the more popular methods to show the basics. So I'd use a 10 gallon tank, filled 4-5in, a heater, and plant cover. IAL if you use it.

I would put the female in a glass and leave the male loose.

I normally use the shock method and let the pair in the tank together immediately but IME it doesn't speed up the process any more. It really just depends on the fish.
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Ah, I see where you're going. Keep it simple because it in fact is a documentary. Their purposes are to inform viewers of how to breed basically and the "easy" way.

So I will just use the traditional method (half full, half cup, ect.) So it is the simplest method.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:51 PM   #9 
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Also Sadly I don't have an IAL:/. And have no more money to get one. I know they are cheap, but I honestly just dont have it. I've always wanted to use IAL. Another question: Does the IAL make them want to breed under more than the half cup? Also is it the IAL that makes the tank kind of a tan color?

Though I think that I will mention that.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:14 PM   #10 
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Starting Tomorrow! [ALL FROM DARKMOON17]

Hello again everyone! I am back to say that after a week or so, I FINALLY GOT MY FISH! The pair plus a back-up male! I will begin the documentary tomorrow (12/16/11). I will keep you guys updated with pictures and such of the fish and how they are doing!

This will be like a Spawn Log, but better because there will be two updates..One for the Doc. and the other for the Spawn Log.

Okay so here is a little bit of a pic spam of them all! The first few are when they first got here, (12/15/11). I found it easier to post direct links...

In the bag!

Red Dragon female:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15172018.jpg

Cull Male (Free and optional):
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15171953.jpg

Back-Up Male:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15172055.jpg

Outta The Bag!

Red Dragon Female:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15201232.jpg

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15203309.jpg'

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15203318.jpg

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202024.jpg

Cull Male:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15201319.jpg

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202140.jpg
He is SO photogenic!

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202223.jpg

Breeder Male & Back-Up:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15201612.jpg

The beautiful Breeder Male:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15201656.jpg


Back-Up Male and Cull:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202108.jpg

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202120.jpg
Great picture^

Back Up male:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202314.jpg

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202359.jpg

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202709.jpg

Cull Male and Breeder:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202804.jpg

I hope you guys enjoy! If you want to just go through my photobucket page then you are more than welcome to!

The link to the "My fish" part is: http://s1000.photobucket.com/albums/...2-15202709.jpg

Any feedback is appreciated!
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