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Ok so here is what I have to start breeding

Spawning Tank

Grow-out Tank
Two Tanks for the Breeding Pair
Jars for the Males
Medications (fungus stop)
High-quality Food for Conditioning
Heater and Thermometer
Filter
Live Plants
Snails
Light Source
Lid for Tank
Indian Almond Leaves
Microworm Culture
Vinegar Eel Culture
Baby Brine Shrimp Eggs
Rock Salt
An Air Pump Tubing

Am I missing something? I am not going to start breeding until the summer time when school is out and I can pay a lot of attention to my fry. Also what type of betta should I sell? I wanted to do VT's... :-? But I know they probably won't sell well. Plakats are second on my list, do they sell well? Or would it be alright to sell VT's? Halfmoons and CT's are cool looking too! (I prefur halfmoons over crown-tails though) I don't know which to choose!
 

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I'm with you about wanting to do VT's :/ I herd they don't sell well and most pet shops won't take them *sigh* so if you did VT's you'd probaly have to find some friends that would take them, that's what I'm doing sense the male I want to breed (he has BEAUTIFUL coloring) is a VT
 

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I know! I am so tempted to do VT's they are so beautiful! Not to fancy like the crown-tails or double tails... But yeah I don't know any friends that would take the fry. None of them know my betta obssesion.
 

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Lol if we were closer I would take some! XD I love VT's. What I'm doing (I'm all so breeding this summer) is I'm breeding my VT male with a half moon or crown tail female, so I'll have, possibly, some crown tails or half moons as well as VT's.
 

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Do I need microworms? Or is it alright just to have baby brine shrimp? Microworms aren't a problem but it's just another thing I need to look after.
 

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Do any of you know the result of Hmpk Marble Male X Brown Body/ Red finned Female Vt? Just wondering :)
 

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Rock salt for the brine shrimp :) One website said I needed it.
LOL!!! I thought you were going to use the rock salt on the fry! My mistake. Yes for brine shrimp, you will need it.
Some people use only brine shrimp for their fry, I personally like to mix it up and give them a variety. I believe that gives them more nutrients.
 

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Yeah, I think I am going to get microworms started, besides the brine shrimp I am going to mix it up with vinegar eels.. Seems better to have a variety. ;)
 

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I'm so happy to see someone that is really doing their best to be prepared before they spawn. Let's just hope your bettas cooperate.
 

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I'm so happy to see someone that is really doing their best to be prepared before they spawn. Let's just hope your bettas cooperate.
Thank you, I really want to get it right the first time. Hopefully I can find a good pair and don't end up with like 800 fry! A small spawn for my first time would be nice.
 

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Hey I was thinking should I add AQ salt to my list? I have bettafix incase the female gets beat up but would this be alright to use? Also getting fungus stop.. Any other suggestions?
 

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Ok, I've narrowed it down to breeding plakats or halfmoons, which do you guys think?
 

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Just an FYI.....rock salt and aquarium salt are both sodium chloride....so save your money and just get the rock salt....you can use that if you need to treat the fish for anything......

What you want to avoid in sodium chloride is the anti-caking ingredients-long term use of this can make the fish toxic....Iodine is not an issue in the amount that is added-plus it is a different form (Iodide) anyway and you are most likely adding some of it to the tank as a common ingredient in some fish food, plant food and other misc things we use-then on top of that Iodide can sometimes be beneficial in small amounts......so the myth about salt with Iodine....is just that.... a Myth......

One thing you might need to add to the list is Epsom salt(Magnesium Sulfate)-this is good to have on hand in general and plastic veggie wrap to go over the top of the tank-this is important to help retain heat/humidity over the water for when the fry start to develop their labyrinth organ at about 2 weeks.
What about an eye dropper....I love these to target feed BBS and for other things as well and if you don't already have one a Brine shrimp net-these are great to use to harvest the BBS. I am sure you already have an air pump for the BBS hatchery-I would also get a "T" valve so you can split the tubing for the air pump to keep 2 hatcheries going 24h apart-Its best to feed newly hatched BBS with their yolk sac intact for best nutrition-really important for the first 2-3 weeks-especially if BBS is the main source of nutrition. Once the BBS absorb their yolk sac and the fry are over 2 weeks-I will feed the older/larger BBS after I supplement them in HUFA product called "Silcon".....when fry are deficient in HUFA you can have mass, sudden deaths-usually they will twirl to the bottom then die.

Good luck...look forward to following your spawn log.....
 
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