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4-22-19: MG Spaen Log #1
Ok, so after several attempts with 3 different females, we have eggs. Mas had beat the 2 Thailand sisters pretty bad. So the only option left was a tough Turquoise MG cookie from Texas. She was a little beat up but held her own.
Well after a day, I took her out this morning not really expecting any progress. Well low and behold, there are eggs in the nest!!! (Photo)
Mas has been diligently tending to the eggs and keeps moving them around. He is extremely protective and is proving to be an excellent egg incubator.
But the most amazing thing I have to say is that he literally moved plants out of the way, pushed the nest all the way to the back of the tank, and the moved the plants back to block my view!!!
OMG....I have never seen a fish do that before!
Whether or not the eggs hatch remain to be seen but we will soon know....
 

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Way to go Mas. This is great news. He'll make a good father. I really hope the eggs are fertilized. I can't wait for them to hatch.
 

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I can't wait either! I'm so excited....the anticipation is killing me.
Not to mention I have the Red and Black Halfmoon nest in the tank next door. I don't see any eggs though. But we shall see...😳

Way to go Mas. This is great news. He'll make a good father. I really hope the eggs are fertilized. I can't wait for them to hatch.
 

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You really are going to town. I hope the breeding tanks work out and business takes off. local breeders with good stock are hard to find. I wonder though have you seen the pictures of the Asian breeding farms? This would really cause you to move. LOL And put you in a higher tax bracket. LOL
 

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Haha, yes I have seen the farms.... One thing they really have going for them is the warm weather so they can have their stock outside with more room to expand. I unfortunately don't have the luxury of a lot of space and need to keep my operation small but hope to make up for it with Bettas Homegrown with Love...❤

You really are going to town. I hope the breeding tanks work out and business takes off. local breeders with good stock are hard to find. I wonder though have you seen the pictures of the Asian breeding farms? This would really cause you to move. LOL And put you in a higher tax bracket. LOL
 

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Haha, yes I have seen the farms.... One thing they really have goinf for them is the waem weather so they can have their stock outside with more room to expand. I unfortunately don't have the luxury of a lot of space and need to keep my operation small but hope to make up for it with Bettas Homegrown with Love...❤
Well there is the name for your business. :laugh: I know everything will work out for you. I really wonder which female made Mas lucky? It might have been the first girl and him beating up all the others so quickly meant he already had the spawn and was protecting the eggs from the first girl. I'm really excited.
 

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Well, if it wasn't the Texas Turquoise it would have to be the 2nd sister because I removed the nest after the 1st girl. Such a soap Opera! Lmao

Haha, yes I have seen the farms.... One thing they really have goinf for them is the waem weather so they can have their stock outside with more room to expand. I unfortunately don't have the luxury of a lot of space and need to keep my operation small but hope to make up for it with Bettas Homegrown with Love...❤
Well there is the name for your business. [img= class=inlineimg]/images/Bettafish_2016/smilies/tango_face_smile_big.png[/img] I know everything will work out for you. I really wonder which female made Mas lucky? It might have been the first girl and him beating up all the others so quickly meant he already had the spawn and was protecting the eggs from the first girl. I'm really excited.
 

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The dating was not the only thing he was speedy at. LMAO He doesn't seem to be any worse for wear. I'll bet he is going to need some rest after this, and it will be well deserved.
 

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Well, you know most breeders advise against feeding the males while tending the nest and fry. But I feed them live blood worms anyway to keep their strength up.

The dating was not the only thing he was speedy at. LMAO He doesn't seem to be any worse for wear. I'll bet he is going to need some rest after this, and it will be well deserved.
 

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Aww they are so bouncy!! I would love to breed bettas myself but I don't know if I have the space to house all the fry when they start to grow up! Fish have so many babies haha.

How many do you think will survive? :)
 

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Well, I'm hoping at least 50-60 will make it to adulthood.
My Koi spawned over 100 and now there are about 40-50 babies. I busted the bigger ones eating the smallest siblings 😡

Aww they are so bouncy!! I would love to breed bettas myself but I don't know if I have the space to house all the fry when they start to grow up! Fish have so many babies haha.

How many do you think will survive? :)
 

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2-24-19: SPAWN LOG #3 -
Day 2 after eggs have hatched and all is looking good so far. I've done a 50% water change (bottled drinking water) using and airline tube since I didn't put a filter in. I also added aeration with another airline tube on low, pumping air bubbles into a corner of the 5.5 gal tank. I think Mas approves because he pushed his bubble nest back to the front nearer to the air tube. I've started a BBS hatching so Mas' babies (Masitos) will have live food by the time they are free swimming, hopefully by tomorrow or the next day. The Masitos are getting stronger and now able to stay up in the bubble nest better instead of fluttering around the tank like flies. Mas wasn't hungry yesterday so I had to take out the few live blood worms I put in. I tried again today with the blood worms and he ate them so I'm glad. I know many breeders advise against feeding the male during this period but I feel that since they are working so hard nonstop, they need sustenance to maintain their energy. And As long as it doesn't affect their ability to take care of the eggs/fry, I think it's ok. I've also setup up the BettaCam so I can monitor the tank from different parts of my home. Mas has been a great father by doing an excellent job taking care of his little Masitos and I almost forgive him for being mean to the ladies 😂
 

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He had a reason to be mean to them. There were eggs and they would have eaten them. Mas is a good dad. He knows how to protect his brood.
 
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