Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Oil City PA. USA
I'm in constant contact with Ma Betta and have been since her attempt to breed the Mustard Gas. It was a great thing to know that the two spawned. After the spawn there were 175 fry that survived. A great achievement to say the least. A few weeks after she removed the male from the tank and put him back into his tank Mas was fine until one morning she came out to find Mas dead. (It happens for any amount of reasons) Ma was heart broken. Mas was a beautiful Yellow and Blue Mustard gas Half Moon.
As the weeks progressed, and the fry grew to the point of being able to sex them. It became very clear that something in the gene mix did not take. There were no mustard gas colors. However the babies, when they did color. were still beautiful. In colors of reds and blues and could still be marble.
In the past couple of months Ma had a serious injury to her shoulder, and is now recouping from the surgery. She has consigned all of the fry to a local shop and some have even been shipped to Hawaii. As soon as she can she will try again, and I hope everything goes well for her this time. She should be back on the forum soon I hope. I really do miss my friend.