Alright so I decided about a month ago that I was going to breed bettas, so for the past month I've been collecting the necessary things (tank heater, baby brine shrimp, lots of plastic plants etc.) But I do still have a few questions.
1) I've seen the breeding tanks without gravel, do I need to take my gravel out? Also do I NEED a sponge filter, what if i just cycle the water out daily? I'll attach a pic of my breeding tank.
2) I also only have a 5 gallon tank, so how many fry could live happily in there? I know its small but I don't have the room for a 10 gal :( I'm also guessing that I'll have to cull some out early.
3) Why does everyone hate veiltails so much? I realize their old news and there are bigger and better out there. I know they don't sell the best among breeders but I have a local pet store that wants to buy my offspring so they can sell them ( dont worry I dont plan on making much money, if any, from breeding. I'm more doing it for the fun).
4)I also have NO idea what type of betta my females are :( Petsmart said one was veiltail but they've been known to sell males as females so I'm not to sure on their suggested breed. The other girl I bought from said local pet store and they didn't know. The blue girl, Selena, was said to be a veiltail but I think she might be a delta due to the, oh what are they called (the lines on the tail, you count them and look at patterns). My red girl, Big Red, I honestly have no clue on. She's actually the biggest betta I've had, and her tail fin is a little messed up but she seems healthy so I'm thinking it was just defect from birth. I'm thinking she might be a giant. I saw a male (for the first time in petsmart) and they had almost identical coloring. It's really hard to see on Big Red but she does have some blue irridecent streaking in her tail (if only two or three minuscule stripes) Once again I'll attach pics of my two girls.
I'm sure I'll come up with more questions later but for now I think I'm empty. Thank you for everyone who does reply/ follow. This will be my breeding page too once I get things going.