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Old 12-27-2011, 09:45 PM   #1 
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Pictures of YOUR breeding setups?

Im looking into breeding bettas in the next year and would love some examples of your breeding setups/ What all you use in you setup/water.. Anything helpful that you succeeded with that may be helpful to me in the future :). Ive looked at allot of posts on here about everyone and there spawns but only found a handful of pictures. I am more of a picture person rather then text :) lol..

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Old 12-28-2011, 12:00 AM   #2 
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breeding setup for betta is easy.
all you need is something that will hold water
anything from 12"x12"x10X or bigger
heater/spong filter(can do without)/some water plants/something to keep the top cover(saran warp work best/make sure there a hole or two) or a tight fit aquarium light
yeah a half cut styrofoam cup(for the bubble nest)
some clean old age water

this is how my set up look like.
without the cup and higher water level.
when you start the water level should be from 4-6 inches
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:34 AM   #3 
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This is what I use in my 10 galon tanks
- natural plant (creates infusoria)
- 1 IAL for the male to build bubble nest under (I make sure it floats!)
- sponge filter (will not be introduced until the fry are free swimming)
- heater set a min 80 degrees
- crystal vase for the female
- glass lid (buy mine online from doctor foster and smith, think it was $8?)
- bright overhead light to help with the infusoria and for the father to be able see and monitor the nest
- 4-5 inches of water

Water (done a couple of days before I place the male in the tank)
- water conditioner (I use Prime)
- 1 drop per galon of Aquari-Sol (prevents Ick & velvet)

I prepare my water for each water change a couple of days in advance to let "age", I also add an IAL to the aging water to help with the pH.
The day before the water chage, I place an extra heater in the aging water to bring the temp to the same as in the fry tank
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:42 AM   #4 
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This is what I use in my 10 galon tanks
- natural plant (creates infusoria)
- 1 IAL for the male to build bubble nest under (I make sure it floats!)
- sponge filter (will not be introduced until the fry are free swimming)
- heater set a min 80 degrees
- crystal vase for the female
- glass lid (buy mine online from doctor foster and smith, think it was $8?)
- bright overhead light to help with the infusoria and for the father to be able see and monitor the nest
- 4-5 inches of water

Water (done a couple of days before I place the male in the tank)
- water conditioner (I use Prime)
- 1 drop per galon of Aquari-Sol (prevents Ick & velvet)

I prepare my water for each water change a couple of days in advance to let "age", I also add an IAL to the aging water to help with the pH.
The day before the water chage, I place an extra heater in the aging water to bring the temp to the same as in the fry tank
with all my year of breeding i never thought of that.
putting a heater in my bucket to match the tank temperature.
i always float the cup inside of the tank for 15 min. then pour it inside of the tank.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:48 AM   #5 
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with all my year of breeding i never thought of that.
putting a heater in my bucket to match the tank temperature.
i always float the cup inside of the tank for 15 min. then pour it inside of the tank.
I don't have the patience for that. I like my water to be 100% ready to go when I do water changes and for them to take as little time as possible
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:52 AM   #6 
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with that.
water change on my fry tank won't take me as long then.
no more 6-8 cup inside of the fry tank from now on :)
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I sorta found a pic of my setup.
Vase cost me a dollar at the dollar store :D
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:18 AM   #8 
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I don't have any pictures of my set up but I can explain it to you pretty easily.
-It's a ten gallon tank filled a couple inches high to start with.
I've used styrofoamcups, IAL, and bubblewrap as places to bulda nest and they all work. You get a decent amount of bubble wrap for $1 at the dollar store if you're going there to get a vase anyway xD
- Alot of people use a vase, I just use the betta cup they're sold in, either will work.
-I leave the tank bare most of the time(with some smaller fake plants added when they're larger). This time around i'm attempting fake plants though.
-I use one of those cheap tetra preset heaters. it keep's my tank a constant 78. It may take an extra 12 hours to hatch sometimes but it works fine if you have my luck and all the affordable settable heaters are always sold out when you have money x.x

oh..the bubblewrap doubles as a lid to keep the tank humid since there was so much left over.

Cost wise:
tank: $12
Heater:like $15 i think
something to nest under: $1
Vase or jar to float her in: $1

there are of course other cost:
1/2 pound decap brine srimp eggs: $8
frozen baby brineshrimp: $8
...or you can hatch BBS, you can get a can of eggs for like $30 something? Or buy some from a breeder near you who has too much.
Infursoria: free :o..well $1 if you have you go buy leafy greens or something xD
other food cultures: about $10?
Jars for the fry:you can get shoebox sized ones for $1 each or smaller ones in packs of 2-5 for dollar at most dollar stores.
way to heat the jars: veries in ost. You can do a large tub with a heater in it, or heating tape + thermostat for a couple bucks a foot and like 11 for the thermostat)
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #9 
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So far, I've had the best luck with Petco's bookcase aquarium. It comes with a filter that can be slowed way down. It also has a plastic liner below the light fixture to keep the humidity up. Added a few plants, my favorite is Java Moss for insuforia, and an adjustable heater, and I'm ready to go. Sorry no picture.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:40 AM   #10 
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Would the fry eat frozen baby brine shrimp? I just assumed it had to be live foods :). I have no breeders around me so id have to order online unless I figured out the Infursoria thing haha :)
Could I use those 6qt sterilite tubs for the fry when its time to jar them? Or would they need something a bit smaller?
OH and I have some reptile heat cable with a dimmer. Would this work to heat up fry containers? If most of the fry live(assuming I can be lucky enough for a successful breeding) I will have to do a mixture of methods lol. The tub with water and heater in it as well.

BUT I have a glass container I can put the female in already though. Just need the spare tank, heater, IAL, and whatnot lol. I have awhile before ill even have my breeders here so I have plenty of time to get everything :)
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