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Old 04-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #1 
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Thunderstorms always do the trick. :D

I'm currently watching Levi and Rain spawn, pictured below:

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I put them in together on Sunday night, kept her separated through Monday, released her Tuesday morning, and they've been spawning for about 20 minutes. He's quite a gentleman, I haven't seen him nip at her once. She seemed uninterested at first and shredded the nest a number of times, I figured all hope was lost until it started thundering outside. That's when she practically ran into his "arms" and he gladly flipped her over. Here's hoping for lots of betta fry! :)
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #2 
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I knew all of us breeding bettas in the state were jumping on the opportunity lol! I just put my blues together xD
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #3 
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What part of Colorado are you in, Kaden? I'm from Trinidad.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #4 
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lol Maybe that'll be the trick I try when I spawn again
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #5 
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So true! A rainy day works too!
Of course, I don't have problems waiting for those.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #6 
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I remember reading in one of Dr.Axelrods(spelling?) books years ago,that a good way to induce spawning in some egg layers was to imatate a thunder storm.
The way he described it was:
use a spraybar to imatate rain
use a strobe light to imatate lighting
shake a piece of sheetmetal to imatate thunder.
I kid you not,back then it was a diy thunder storm and him and some other breeders swore by it.
I never tried it,thought about it tho.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #7 
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Some breeders pour in cool water to simulate rain as well :)
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #8 
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I'm kind of really excited to see pics of the spawn! Keep us updated!
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:10 AM   #9 
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Merp, well, no luck. As the storm passed she became less and less interested in him. She eventually just swam away mid-spawn with no eggs fertilized. :/ Hopefully my other spawn will render fry, and hopefully there's some luck to his name- Storm, and I'm trying Sabra with him. This will produce some white & dark turquoise halfmoon plakats, a good amount being Marbles and all with the superblack genotype. It's still raining outside, so hopefully irony will play its part. ^-^
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:13 AM   #10 
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Also, I have personally tried the DIY thunderstorm to induce spawning. It worked for me, with my most stubborn pair. :P (felt kind of ridiculous sitting there with a fan against the surface of the water, but it sparked something in them for sure.)
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