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As some of you may know I have been gone awhile :-?......well more than awhile unofortunatelly, I also have to say it's been a long time since I have kept any species of fish.......It's been about 2 years :cry:

All of my fish have sadly passed, long ago when I wasn't maintaining them correctly :|........some of you remember me being a joyfull newbie others.....well a young stupid & spoiled fish keeper :lol:

This is me pretty much starting from scratch.......with no fish what so ever.

I have come back to this hobby with a deep pocket of cash :lol: & room for properly taking care of these little guys. And LOTS of spare time and patience.

If any of you are wondering I have been into reptiles :-D, veiled chameleon breeding.



My questions:

What is a good breeder pair of betta?

Are there any species easier than others?

What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

What food is used when conditioning the adults?

What tank setup & book cases do you use?

Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?
 

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I would wait until you know more to breed - it is a big commitment.

1 Gallon is the minimum for a grown betta. 2.5 gallons is a lot safer to heat. 5 gallons and above is awesome! :D
 

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I understand I have thought it over ;) I've been around the block with bettas several times before..........I figured since I have acclomplished breeding chameleons & raising their offspring that I should give another shot to try to breed bettas correctly.
 

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:) haha I know about those sights, I just wanted to know how different people operate their fish setup. And I wanted to imitate it for sucess :D


And more opinions about tank size, prefered food ect.
 

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What is a good breeder pair of betta?

That really depends on what you plan on doing with the results of your breeding.



And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?

The easiest way would be to let someone else breed them for you! Well there really is no "Easy" way...
Jeff. :)
 

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A good breeder pair -
Depends on what your breeding goals are. A lot of people suggest a nice HM pair to start with. If that isn't what your goal is, then don't go in that direction. What are your breeding goals?

Tank size -
For keeping an adult betta, 2.5 gals and up are the best since they need to be heated. Personally, at the moment I keep my males in a 3.5 gal (1 male), a 5 gal (1 male) and a divided 10 gal (3 males). My girls are in a 10 gal sorority. For spawning, a 10 gal is recommended. For growing out your fry, a 20 gal or bigger depending on spawn size.

Food for conditioning -
High protein several times a day. Live foods are best.

Tank setups I use -
My 10 gal sorority has several decorations, filter, heater, silk plants, live anubias, and live water wisteria.
Hannibal's 3.5 gal is heated and filtered. He has a hiding decoration and a floating anubias plant.
Gwynfor's 5 gal is heated and filtered. He has a hiding decoration, 2 soft fake plants, live floating water wisteria, and a large floating anubias.
My divided 10 gal is heated and filtered. Each of the 3 sections has a hiding decoration and floating live anubias plant. They also have some soft fake plants.
 

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What is a good breeder pair of betta?
a quality betta for say in Aquabid, or breeders in this forum
Are there any species easier than others?

i never bred nothing besides spendens, littlebettafish would know :)
What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

1+ gallons or up
What food is used when conditioning the adults?

pellets, frozen foods, and some people use brine shrimp and other live foods
What tank setup & book cases do you use?

what?? XP
Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

pet stores, craiglist, etc
How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

siphon is good for cleaning, gets the feces in the gravel
And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?
there is no simple way, it depends on how you condition, setups, and the betta's basically. also i hear warm temperature's help ;)

black melano's are a solid black betta with a bit of blue in it, they are a recessive gene, so you just might get geno's if not breed melano X melano

also this is out of the subject, is that ghost from MW2 on your avatar? XD am just curious
 

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1.What is a good breeder pair of betta?

Any betta pair purchased through an IBC breeder. Avoid Aquabid unless you know how to choose your pair.

2.Are there any species easier than others?

I believe you mean strains. Blues are the best start IMO. Dragons and reds are mean and can cause issues.

3. What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

Pets: 2.5 gallons. Jarred bettas: one quart and up.

4.What food is used when conditioning the adults?

Frozen blood worms and Pro.

5. What tank setup & book cases do you use?

Heavy duty garage shelving.

6. Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

Just buy 10g. It's cheaper since 5 gallons are $15 bare when 10s are $8-$10 bare.

7. How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

Python or similar siphon.

8. And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?

There isn't.
 

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1.What is a good breeder pair of betta?

Any betta pair purchased through an IBC breeder. Avoid Aquabid unless you know how to choose your pair.

2.Are there any species easier than others?

I believe you mean strains. Blues are the best start IMO. Dragons and reds are mean and can cause issues.

3. What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

Pets: 2.5 gallons. Jarred bettas: one quart and up.

4.What food is used when conditioning the adults?

Frozen blood worms and Pro.

5. What tank setup & book cases do you use?

Heavy duty garage shelving.

6. Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

Just buy 10g. It's cheaper since 5 gallons are $15 bare when 10s are $8-$10 bare.

7. How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

Python or similar siphon.

8. And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?

There isn't.


Black melanos are on the list of: Don't even think about it. They're difficult to show the traits. It's not a recessive gene when bred in a good line. It's just difficult because black melano females are sterile. Ergo a cross to steel blue carrying melano has to be made.
 

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Thanks guys for your help and varied opinions :)
I think I am going to use this info & craft it into the set-up I want :)
I will definetly use a 2+ gallon tanks since practically everyone agreed upon so.

As for shelfing Mr. Vamp. where do you get your garbage shelves from?
 

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I buy my shelves at Lowes. Need to get another one...

Also you might just want to get plastic tubs. They're super cheap and work well for fish.
 

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What kind of plastic tubs are alright to use?
And when buying shelves do you usually look for the tallest ot widest?

And yes I mean't strains, :) like I said it's been awhile lol
 

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The shelves I use can be broken down and rearranged however I want.

My shelving unit contains my spawn tubs up top, jars on the second row, a 20 gallon long on the third, 10 gallon storage on the last two.

Sterilite tubs work well. I use shoe/sweater boxes as spawn tanks and larger 66 quart storage tubs as grow out.
 

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What is a good breeder pair of betta?
a quality betta for say in Aquabid, or breeders in this forum
Are there any species easier than others?

i never bred nothing besides spendens, littlebettafish would know :)
What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

1+ gallons or up
What food is used when conditioning the adults?

pellets, frozen foods, and some people use brine shrimp and other live foods
What tank setup & book cases do you use?

what?? XP
Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

pet stores, craiglist, etc
How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

siphon is good for cleaning, gets the feces in the gravel
And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?
there is no simple way, it depends on how you condition, setups, and the betta's basically. also i hear warm temperature's help ;)

black melano's are a solid black betta with a bit of blue in it, they are a recessive gene, so you just might get geno's if not breed melano X melano

also this is out of the subject, is that ghost from MW2 on your avatar? XD am just curious
Yes, he is :D well actually someone who decided to dress up like him ;) I found it by browsing, it should come up under (Ghost paintball)

The shelves I use can be broken down and rearranged however I want.

My shelving unit contains my spawn tubs up top, jars on the second row, a 20 gallon long on the third, 10 gallon storage on the last two.

Sterilite tubs work well. I use shoe/sweater boxes as spawn tanks and larger 66 quart storage tubs as grow out.
Ok cool, I was also wondering what you feed your fry with? I have an old vinegar ell culture that I could probably regenerate with ease :)
 

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Microworms and BBS. When they're an inch long they get Atison Starter until they are big enough for Pro.

You'll need some bigger tanks as well (30 gallons) to grow out a complete spawn.
 

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My questions:

What is a good breeder pair of betta?

Um, depends on what you are going to do with them. Show? Sell as pets? If you are going to show you need to go to the shows and see what is a winner and buy from their auctions. Anyone can join the IBC and call themself an IBC Breeder....

Are there any species easier than others?

No.

What size of a tank do full size bettas require?

All depends on how many times you want to change the water...

What food is used when conditioning the adults?

Best is live, second best (what I use) is Frozen, last is dry.

What tank setup & book cases do you use?

I have 10 - 20 gallon gro-out, one gallon and one quart jars.
You need to use shelving or support to carry the load. Even industrial shelving has it's limits. Best is to build with 2x4 and plywood.

Where do I buy 5 gallon tanks?

Pet store, Department store.

How do I clean a divided 10 gallon with ease?

Siphon the poo, change the water, no gravel.

And last ,but not least a simple & easy way to breed bettas?

Let someone else do it.

Good Luck,
Jeff.
 
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