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Their doing great! Their still growing too! Can't wait till their fully grown ;)

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post #12 of 80 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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That's great! I'm happy to hear! If they look anything like their parents, I'm sure they'll be gorgeous.

Today I came across a "so you think you want to breed? Well, I'll tell you, it's horrible" type of post on another forum. Someone said that he was over $2000 into his FIRST spawn. I'm trying to figure out how a spawn would cost two grand... Maybe if you bought two $150 bettas and had them $35 express shipped, and you had to buy 300 jars, and you got a 50 gallon grow out tank or something...and maybe everyone got sick and needed pricy antibiotics once or twice. Or you just spent $2000 building a fish room. I'm up for that, actually.

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Well, it can certainly cost a lot, especially if you have a sophisticated setup. Happily, unless something goes bad, the equipment doesn't magically go away when the babies are grown. I've spent around $500, I think, and haven't bought heat tape yet, or the cork to line the shelf under the heat tape, or jars.

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So, the parents are here! They arrived alive, and they're now swimming around their tanks and eating nicely.

One of the sellers did, indeed, include an extra female, and I completely forgot that they said they might do that until about half an hour after I acclimated the pair. There was a little stressed, blue marble female (I think?) in there. So, she's in the hospital tank for now, partially because she's still stressed and clamped, and partially because I currently have no where else to put her. lol

Anyway, the pair's doing great. Honor (the male) is huge. Seriously, he's considerably larger than my two big pet bettas, Opalo and Mr. Gold, who I thought were large. (Poor Virtue. ) He's gorgeous, though, and he's definitely a halfmoon. Aggressive little fellow, too. I literally witnessed him flare at, attack, and eat a small snail. (Poor Virtue. ) He's also been attacking the bubbles from his airstone for several hours.

Virtue is a sweet little one too. She's extremely adorable. She has a round little face and big, dark eyes. She looks so much healthier than any females I've seen at Petco.

I also got the microworm culture. It came with a little plastic container, so I put about a cup of fresh oatmeal with some yeast in there, then mixed in the culture. I'm hoping I didn't mess up.

Anyway, here's photos! I know they're a bit blurry. They were all swimming around too fast to get good photos. I'll make them flare for some better ones tomorrow.

Here's Honor. He's not actually this pink. >.<


Here's little Virtue:


And here's the extra betta. I honestly don't know what I'll do with her. I think I'll name her Lucky, since I almost threw out the package she was in.

Current bettas: Opalo, ♂Granite, ♂Alpha-Betta, ♂Eclipse, Lucky, ♂Honor, ♀Virtue, ♀Innocence, ♀Garnet, ♀Chroma, ♀Tethys, ♀Amaryllis, ♀Goldeen
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So, the parents are here! They arrived alive, and they're now swimming around their tanks and eating nicely.

One of the sellers did, indeed, include an extra female, and I completely forgot that they said they might do that until about half an hour after I acclimated the pair. There was a little stressed, blue marble female (I think?) in there. So, she's in the hospital tank for now, partially because she's still stressed and clamped, and partially because I currently have no where else to put her. lol

Anyway, the pair's doing great. Honor (the male) is huge. Seriously, he's considerably larger than my two big pet bettas, Opalo and Mr. Gold, who I thought were large. (Poor Virtue. ) He's gorgeous, though, and he's definitely a halfmoon. Aggressive little fellow, too. I literally witnessed him flare at, attack, and eat a small snail. (Poor Virtue. ) He's also been attacking the bubbles from his airstone for several hours.

Virtue is a sweet little one too. She's extremely adorable. She has a round little face and big, dark eyes. She looks so much healthier than any females I've seen at Petco.

I also got the microworm culture. It came with a little plastic container, so I put about a cup of fresh oatmeal with some yeast in there, then mixed in the culture. I'm hoping I didn't mess up.

Anyway, here's photos! I know they're a bit blurry. They were all swimming around too fast to get good photos. I'll make them flare for some better ones tomorrow.

Here's Honor. He's not actually this pink. >.<


Here's little Virtue:


And here's the extra betta. I honestly don't know what I'll do with her. I think I'll name her Lucky, since I almost threw out the package she was in.
(That poor snail!)

They're all gorgeous. And your little extra Lucky is beautiful blue. I can't wait to read your spawn journey. Good luck! \o/

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Lucky is a good name. Hehe.

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Subscribing. Can't wait to see the spawn!
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awe! good thing you didnt throw her away! i cant wait to see the babies!!!
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Thanks for the subscriptions! Yeah, I'm glad I didn't throw her out too. She's a really cute little fish now that she's settled in. I figured out that she's a turquoise marble dragonscale HMPK. She even builds tiny bubble nests all over the tank. I was thinking she was male because of that, but I've been looking at photos of plakat males, and she definitely doesn't look like them. (I'm glad I'm breeding halfmoons. Sexing young plakats must be nightmarish.)

The pair is doing great. I've been feeding them three times a day with high-protein foods and Omega One pellets. Honor is unusually picky about food, and it took him a few days to figure out what to do with pellets. He has a very peculiar way of eating. He has to watch his food for a good 30 seconds or so, circle it a few times, and then lunge forward and attack it. (He looks like a tiny shark. ) His aim isn't good either, so he usually ends up lunging three or four times for each piece of food. lol

I split my microworm culture in two. My second culture is doing much better than the first, for some reason. I'm going to get one more going before I spawn the pair. Also, I think I finally got a functional hatchery going for the brine shrimp, so that's good.

I'm very excited for the spawn too. Strange to think that, fingers crossed, I'll have actual baby bettas swimming around in a couple weeks. I'm going to get the spawn going on Wednesday.

Current bettas: Opalo, ♂Granite, ♂Alpha-Betta, ♂Eclipse, Lucky, ♂Honor, ♀Virtue, ♀Innocence, ♀Garnet, ♀Chroma, ♀Tethys, ♀Amaryllis, ♀Goldeen
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Hello fellow Colorado betta person! :)

Oh man, Honor sounds like a beast! A very handsome beast though. :) And Virtue (love the theme btw :) is so sweet and adorable. I hope they play nice and have a lovely spawn!

I'll be watching this thread for babies. :)
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