The bettas are now 13 weeks. There are quite a number of colors going on.
I have got royal blue and black, turquoise light and dark, cambodian, metallics.
I have counted 3 males so far. One of them is really not beautiful but maybe there is hope. The other two are ok. I see the veiltail traits of their grandma in one. He can't really swim well, but he is active and works really hard. His tail is a little long like a horse. I will keep him if he doesn't gain some strength and swim better. The last male is really nice. Has an interesting poofy (spade?) tail.
My favorite female bettas are a green one, cambodian butterfly & some light metallic ones. I will post pics when I get them for sale.
I had only culled about 7 and there are a few who have crooked spines; that is ok as long as they can swim they can all enjoy their life.
Some things I learned from this spawn:
-overfeeding causes lots of problems.
-never enough water changes.
-the more work put in, the better results.
-sometimes the spawn doesn't turn out how you thought.
-dumbo pectorals are many shapes and sizes in different fish.
-long fin gene is dominant.
-female bettas can be very aggressive.
20 gallon tall-betta sorority/community
3 gallon- dumbo female betta
23 gallon- 4 pea puffers, crowntail, and bristlenose pleco