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Male is from petco, female is from 3Dbetta on aquabid. Male has a short but destructive tail biting episode that was quickly fixed (filter output was too strong), which is why his tail is such a mess. His form is not too bat, though. The female is awesome and has great form. Goal for this spawn is to get nice looking marbles and grizzled, on my way to HMPKDT.


Female. Her spread has gotten much better as she got older.

Nuzzling/flirting with the male

Wrapping

Female, stunned from the wrap

Female picking up eggs (four dots beside her left eye)

Male before he marbled like crazy.

The male was a bad daddy and ate most of the eggs, but I pulled him out and still have a few fry. I like small spawns though, so no big deal.
 

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This will be a fun spawn to see what the fry you get look like.
 

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Love her colours & he sure did change hey. We have a marble. I love his colours atm so hoping he doesn't change too much.

Any tails yet?
 

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Thanks guys :-D.

I would have preferred if the male didn't compleatly change on me, but the genes are all there, so hopefully I get some that look like the male in the last pic.

By tails do you mean tails in the nest or actual tails on the fry? Cause the're all free swimming now. Some even have a bit of blue iridescence if I shine a flashlight on them.

I've started dripping 2g/day of water into the tank... When it gets full I start doing 50%+ water changes every day. This batch should have no problems growing since there are so few of them.
 

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That female is stunning! I wish we lived in the same country, I'd totally want to buy one or two from you in the future. Though I do go to Ontario every year to two years. :p
 

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Thanks guys :-D.

I would have preferred if the male didn't compleatly change on me, but the genes are all there, so hopefully I get some that look like the male in the last pic.

By tails do you mean tails in the nest or actual tails on the fry? Cause the're all free swimming now. Some even have a bit of blue iridescence if I shine a flashlight on them.

I've started dripping 2g/day of water into the tank... When it gets full I start doing 50%+ water changes every day. This batch should have no problems growing since there are so few of them.
That's the beauty of marbles. You never know what you're going to get. :)
Tails in the nest but as they're free swimming they won't be in the nest now LOL.
 

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Mom passed today. Went out to dinner with my family and came home to her dead on the bottom of her cup. That was a shock as she was perfectly healthy and swimming around, content as can be, right before I left. She was my favorite and I'm pretty upset about it. I'll take her in tomorrow and do a necropsy but I doubt it will be conclusive, though if it is I will report the results to all of you.
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Good thing is that I have her offspring.
 

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Omg I am so sorry that is awful. She was so young did you ever get to see her change color at all?

Why was she in a cup?
 

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She was a grizzle and never changed. "Marble"doesn't always mean "changing".

All my girls are in (large) cups right now, floating in the sorority. I recently converted it into an npt and it isn't safe to add them as of yet. They get water changes every day (for the most part...).
 

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Oh, I'm so sorry Matt! She was a truly, truly beautiful girl. I hope you have a daughter or two who looks like her though.

Still, I'm sorry for your loss!
 

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She was a grizzle and never changed. "Marble"doesn't always mean "changing".

All my girls are in (large) cups right now, floating in the sorority. I recently converted it into an npt and it isn't safe to add them as of yet. They get water changes every day (for the most part...).
That stinks you were getting ready to set her up with a sweet new home too. That is so weird that she passed away. Sorry.
 

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Good thing you got to breed her. Hope you get a daughter like her out of the Bach.

When it is unexpected it is so much worst I agree.
 

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I have been reading along with this thread and just checked in to see how things were going for you, and what a tragedy. She was an absolute stunner of a female.

Seems like the good ones always go early.

Hopefully you have a bump free road with the fry.
 

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She's honestly the nicest female I have ever had. Lots of personality, she swam around like mad and went crazy for food. I only had her for two months, so I am pretty sad, dissapointed, and frustrated, but I am so thankful I have her fry. My favorites always die before they should (and my impulse purchase special needs fish live forever, no word of a lie).

The necropsy was inconclusive but I really only looked for myco, internal parasites, and gill damage.
 

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It must be possible for fish to have things like aneurysms. I often wonder when fish die very suddenly and with no symptoms whether something like that has not happened.
 
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