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Meet the maybe daddy:


Meet the maybe mamma: {the stress stripe is significantly reduced since I bought her yesterday, and I don't intend to start courting attempts for a couple days yet. :) }



Meet the blog where I hope to document it all:
http://ncpanthersgurl.tumblr.com/


Tomorrow, or saturday, I plan to hit up Petco for some plants, hiding spaces, and some frozen BBS. The water is being conditioned, and mamma and papa are being fed nomlicious foods. :3

I haven't heard much about egg yolk, success or otherwise, so I'm going to give it a try. I'll record my results, and of course, it won't be the only food offered. :)

And I also have several potential homes lined up.

I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was itty bitty. It would make my heart squeal with joy to raise such fascinating fishes into "adulthood". I hope this works well for me. :)
 

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ffsh. i adore the daddy so much, i may want a baby from him. x: i dunno what your outcome would be. pet store bettas are hard to determine, since you don't know the parents, or grandparents. the outcome will be pretty hard to figure out. you may end up with common colors, you may end up with rare, unusual colors. :3
 

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ffsh. i adore the daddy so much, i may want a baby from him. x: i dunno what your outcome would be. pet store bettas are hard to determine, since you don't know the parents, or grandparents. the outcome will be pretty hard to figure out. you may end up with common colors, you may end up with rare, unusual colors. :3
By the time I get the babies, I'll be too excited to see them all wiggling around to care what color they turn out! :p But I am curious. I've heard purple is a hard color to pass, so I wonder what she'll "donate". And he's so unique with his pink. It gets a little brighter every day...and they both eat like little piggies, and are picky, so I'm betting the babies will be too. >.< I've heard about the low success rate of getting fry to adults, which worries me, but I've done a ton of reading. I'm also trying to use non-live foods, though I will probably incorporate some of the MW's that I'm generously being given. I have egg yolk, frozen brine, frozen daphnia, flakes, freeze dried shrimp and bloodworms.....I think I literally bought a little of everything >.< My tank is set up, the temperature is about 75 right now, I'm letting it go up a few more degrees before I release Jazz in there. {I've been gradually adding and conditioning the water}

I'm trying to do this as perfect as possible, lol. >.< And again trying to keep some more natural elements, because I feel like in nature they do it fine so I just need to make sure the proper nutrients and environment are available and they'll do their own thing.

I have water lettuce for the bubble nest... I'm still looking for a filter, but since I won't need that til they're free swimming I have a few days at least....I have a cave for her to hide in, and a soft fabric plant...I'm trying to keep the water kinda open, but provide hiding spots...I've been feeding both of them nommy foods, Jazz is learning that when I come to the tank he'll usually at least get a bloodworm >.<

Worse case I have another male. But I hope these two work together. I think they'd make beautiful babies. :)
 

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K so here's a newer picture of mamma. She's doing a lot better than when I bought her! Even better than that first picture. No more stress stripe!

I can't wait to see these two's babies. >.<

 

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I'm having a difficult time getting her to stay still with him in there >.<

But seriously, vertical stripes? They've been in the "same" tank for five minutes! She wants loose, badddd. And he's flaring a bit. :)
 

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Very cool, from my reading that happens occasionally. You still don't want to release her just yet though.
Nope. Not until she's a bit rounder, and he's started building a nest. I'm keeping an eye on them. To be honest, I was worried she wouldn't take to this very well cause she's been kinda skiddish. But everywhere he goes, she follows in her little jar watching him. He comes over every few minutes and flares up, circles a bit.

I think it helps that I added a couple drops of his old water to hers. I read that it would. Maybe?
 

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purple is nearly impossible. it's more often blue with red wash, like my boy, Purple:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1664257692819&set=a.1498800956504.2065711.1428554713&type=1

if he has pink, he's probably got red wash. which means, many, if not all of, the fry will have it. x: may churn out some unique babies!

it's normal to lose some fry. it's part of nature. x: but, with the help of the expert breeders here, you can maximize the number of fry who survive. :d
Well the second pic I took shows it better but she has some beautiful purple to her. And it's just becoming more and more enhanced the longer they're around each other. Which I also read would happen. And I'm starting to see a bit of red in his fins, so I'm sure he has red in him. So if he has red, and say she has red and blue....maybe something unique will come of it. Or maybe just bright bright beautiful reds. I can't wait to see. :)
 

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hopefully, by the time the fry are ready, i'll be able to pay ya to ship me one. >w< i call dibs on the 2nd most unique one that survives. xD

you never know what you will get by crossing colors like you are, and with pet store bettas it's even more of a surprise. :d they may throw you something truly amazing!
 

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:D I even researched how to ship, so I can do that too ^.^ Maybe they'll be the secret combination to purple? A reddish translucent and a purple? Make purple? I told my boyfriend I'd laugh if all the fry ended up green or orange cause that just wouldn't make much sense. >.<

I think I will always prefer breeding petshop Betta's. The surprise is half the fun, right? :)
 

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well, many try their hardest to improve the betta lines. that's why they say not to breed pet store bettas. you don't know the genetics. for all you know, you could pass on horrid deformities to the fry. x: but, i've seen the most amazing fry, bred from a breeder female and a pet store male. they were amazing marbles. <3
 

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That's my way of thinking. How will I know if I don't try? And maybe I'll have one perfect {or you know, really awesome} fry that grows up into a betta that I would breed out again. Never know. We have another male, he's red and purple and blue. But his colors are so...common...that I figured breeding him would just lead to more red and purple and blue for sure. Where as Jazz here might give me something different. I could be totally off...but it's worth a shot. :)
 

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well, i eagerly await the results. i LOVED raising chappy belle, from a month-old speck with eyes, to the beautiful pain in my butt she is now. x:
 

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I'm excited. I have a mild concern that now he seems bored of her... >.>
 

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Hmm. Perhaps. Or perhaps it's a bit cold; I checked the water temp and it's down to 75 again. I turned off the ac and put plastic wrap over the tank to see if that's it. I know they get "more lethargic" in different temperature water. Then again, this is {to the best of my knowledge since they're both petshop babies} their first spawn. He's been building bubblenests for days though sooo. I'll just have to wait and see.
 

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Mmhmm, I have a heater in there. I had a different one but the light in it flickered...I'm getting it replaced. -_- Whether it's just the light or no, I'm taking no risks.
 
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