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Old 04-04-2012, 06:09 PM   #11 
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Then really what's the point? I mean breeding bettas just to breed? You have to have a goal to work for. Be it fins or color or creating something new.

And you really have not researched into the IBC enough if those are your reasons.

Joining the IBC is only going to help you regardless if you show or not.

Also one member, isn't you. Betta spawns vary greatly depending on strain, tail type, genetics, tank size, water conditions, space etc. I take every spawn I have individually because not all work the same. I've had some live together their whole lives, and I've had some need to be seperated under two months of age.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #12 
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i see, and i never really looked at the IBC page really. i really can't describe why i like betta breeding, i don't know why. i just had so much joy and fun when i did. i also (i guess) i wanted to get some money off the thing that i love, and . i don't know. my goal was being just a normal, local, small betta breeder and have awesome, quality betta's and the FIRST in Illinois. i didn't want to be something big like you, and remember am just 14 i don't know everything, as i say am still learning, even though i have been with the betta craze for only a year, unlike you, you been with this betta craze for years!

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #13 
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Lol I'm not THAT big lol. I'm still barely making any progress into nice fish for show. I'm just a local hobbyist breeding for nice fish for showing and helping others. Plus the IBC offers more than just shows... seriously FLARE magazine? AWESOME!! And the handbook is a great resource for getting everything started.

Keep in mind I've been in this breeding game for three years... I'm only 15 lol. You have to start somewhere but start right. Get some goals. Example, my whites aren't just "Oh nice fish lets spawn and sell." I REALLY want to work on this line for generations. My current goals are: amazing whites, multi based purples, fancy marbles, platinum marbles, and nice purebred VTs (the reason I tell newbs to stay away from them is because they lack the general knowledge to create a pure line). Stick with your goals and make your set up work. With a couple plastic tubs you can spawn and raise a lot of nice fish. It's all about getting started, tweeking your set up, getting good fish from the start, having goals, and being patient. Those two weeks of conditioning are going to be nerve wracking. You'll want to put them together and get a spawn ASAP but if you wait you'll end up with more fry and a larger survival rate.

Sorry for wall of text lol but my basic advice for starting right.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #14 
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i have loads of plastic tubs (a good one for a grow-out) but my dad is using it, for feeding snakes in it. i don't think it is good any more from snakes, dead mice, feces, and mice blood on it. but is a 27 tall gallon good for a grow out? my #1 priorities are getting a heater, a male now, and foods.
also i was working with the red head gene, but the mom died, and sparta is stunted. i was trying to get a double tail red head, but i failed on it (dad died too). i really want to work with anything with big ears.
but you might not be THAT big but you still have a good thing going there.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #15 
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Keep listening to MrV. He'll steer you in the right direction.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #16 
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I didn't know you need to join IBC to breed? I breed fish cause it's a fun hobby and to support LPS and fish lovers. Every breeder has there first to live and learn from our mistakes, I'm sure they created this forum for people in need of help. I bred my first betta when I was almost 14 and didn't know what I was doing till nice people from the pet store helped me out.

Go ahead Betta Lover just remember your taking full responsibility for your betta fry's
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #17 
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i have loads of plastic tubs (a good one for a grow-out) but my dad is using it, for feeding snakes in it. i don't think it is good any more from snakes, dead mice, feces, and mice blood on it. but is a 27 tall gallon good for a grow out? my #1 priorities are getting a heater, a male now, and foods.
also i was working with the red head gene, but the mom died, and sparta is stunted. i was trying to get a double tail red head, but i failed on it (dad died too). i really want to work with anything with big ears.
but you might not be THAT big but you still have a good thing going there.
My friend gave me a small glass tank that they kept a snake in. I bleached and cleaned it out really well and I'll be using it for spawning.

Hit craigslist and thrift stores for tanks. I've seen a couple around here selling complete 20 gallon set ups for $15.
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I didn't know you need to join IBC to breed? I breed fish cause it's a fun hobby and to support LPS and fish lovers. Every breeder has there first to live and learn from our mistakes, I'm sure they created this forum for people in need of help. I bred my first betta when I was almost 14 and didn't know what I was doing till nice people from the pet store helped me out.

Go ahead Betta Lover just remember your taking full responsibility for your betta fry's
You don't have to but it shows how interested in them you are. Gives a good standard and places you around tons of people willing to help.

Again we ALL have mistakes. I've had my fair share of them but I learned quickly and now I have a ton of fry and several breeding pairs ready to produce more.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:50 AM   #18 
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i forgot to mention a filter though, but thanks.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:59 AM   #19 
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Ebay has a ton of nice sponge filters for cheap AND I've found nice, reliable heaters for only $10. Not those preset pieces of junk, real heaters AND free shipping!
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:17 AM   #20 
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I agree that being an IBC member can help a lot. But I also agree that it's not the only way to go about it - specially when not showing.

Male #1 - possibly a rose (not to clear)
breed to female with less ray branching - say 2- 4 branching, but has pointed caudal edges (super delta). This should reduce rose defect possibilities.

Male #2 has good dorsal branching - but poor dorsal form. Further he has rounded caudal edges, 4 rays, and too narrow of a ventral. Last, he his body is too long for a PK. Try to find a DT female in the hope of improving his overall form. Otherwise, don't breed him.

If you don't want to go through the trouble of line breeding, simply get a pair of good looking bettas. Look at the IBC form standard (bettysplendens.com) as a guide when you're choosing your bettas. Make sure that you can rehome the fry.
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