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I know I said the other one would be a log but it turned out to be more of a Q&A of pre-spawning things so here's the official one :D
Well I don't have eggs yet but I'm sure they're on their way. Within a half hour or releasing the female they had embraced twice! It's been about an hour now. They're still just practicing but they seem to be getting it down. Although Walter gets mad if she's not under the bubble nest :/ Velvet is very submissive and does her little wiggle every time he comes near. She has come up to the bubble nest and rubbed him but he's not a mushy bear, yet, so every once in a while he chases her. She's got some rips in her fins and I saw one scale fall but I'm not to worried yet. At the moment Velvet is hiding and Walter is working on the bubble nest. I have to be to work in an hour, but I think they'll be ok at this point.
 

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Gotta new thread to stalk! Good luck! :D
 

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Oh, on your other thread you said something about a dumbo gene. What is that?
 

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i have eggs! just over an hour into the spawn too! The first few fell, I'm hoping the male will pick the rest up.
 

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the dumbo gene is where they have larger than normal pectoral fins
 

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I temporarily removed the snails seeing how the eggs are on the bottom. I'll put them back in after the hatch
 

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I just got home from work and it looks like the deed is done already :eek: Velvet is staying far away and pretty much sticking to one corner. Walter is endlessly tending the nest. At first I didn't see any eggs but when He was rearranging I saw two clumps of 4-5 each, and then he sucked both of them up and spit them back into the nest
 

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She's still got eggs, and drops some every once in a while, but Walter wont let her any where near the nest so I took her out.
 

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I hope to be breeding petstore VT too!
 

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I hope to be breeding petstore VT too!
Yup these are from the pet store and they are VT people, hey I got to start some where :D Good luck to you. I'm a supper proud betta mom right now. Even if all of the eggs didn't get squeezed out of her I think I still have plenty.
 

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Squee moment! Walter has an egg stuck to his head! or at least I think its an egg, It wasn't there earlier and its about the size/color of an egg... I wish my camera didn't need to recharge. It's so cute. That and I want a pic of my proud papa
 

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Ok I squeezed enough battery power out to take a few more pics. The first is just of the eggs. Don't ask how I got that good of a picture because I still dont know...lol and the second is of my proud papa, with an egg (I think it broke though) on his head
 

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Gotta love the egg on his head. :3
 

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:D I know I love the egg on his head. Is it just me or did they breed really fast? They were done in 4 or 5 hours, from first letting her out and her hiding in the corner. Maybe just a good bout of conditioning? On a side note Velvet's fins are already looking better! The rips on her anal fin seem to have stitched themselves back together overnight. I hadn't even started treating her yet, I just put her back in her old bowl...I plan on giving her some medicated water today once I get home. I put one drop of melafix into a gallon of water, along with conditioner, stress coat, and about a half tsp of aquarium salt.
 

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VTs throw interesting color mixes due to their genetics. Maybe you'll start a line of purebred VTs :) I want to but I'm going to focus on my show fish first.
 

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I just got the 20 gal, grow out tank set up. There's a moss ball, three amazon swords and two fake soft plants. I'm going to start at half full and then add a gallon every day by the slow drip method. Walter seems to have gone a little lax on the bubble nest but he still checks it every couple mins so I'm going to leave him alone. When I shine a good light on the nest I still see some eggs so I think I'm good.
 

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