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So 3 days ago, I felt as if my male Dumbo(EE) & Hera (possible veiltail:( female) could share some tank space, while I cleaned tanks. Hes in a 20 gallon long tank. Stocked wit artificial bamboo and various live plants. They did the normal hide n seek. Hes not very aggressive at all. So I continued cleaning tanks....

Long story short...im a granny of many free swimmers now. Im so surprised they survived bcuz they spawned Without a bubble nest...high water level, no microworms.(but plenty of mosquito larvae and brine shrimp starter)

Ill update soon after I load my pics. So nervous about this possible veiltail trait Hera may carry, shes wayy to fast and young for me to ID. but im sure its VT. Im curious to see the results. Ive always stayed away from breeding VT. so this will be interesting

Lesson learned.
 

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Wow! This spawn is such a drastic difference from most of us here...lol. Pretty much everyone struggles with spawning while you got one out of nowhere. Either way, congrats! :D
Keep us updated with the babies' progress!
 

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Awwwww

I guess this is the fish equivalent of "mom I'm pregnant"
 

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This will be my 3 spawn . My first was HMxHM. all was well till a massive wind storm came threw and knocked power out too long to keep it warm. :( My second was very successfull . CTxCT. I have a few pics on my albums. I was freaking out bcuz there was no nest for them. And the tank was full. But I can coumt 35+ :) I work 3rd shift so its hard for me to stay on top of updating daily. But I have 2 videos on my facebook if anyone wants to see. Pm me for my FB.
Gotta clock back in . But tomorrows my friday. Ill be updating as much as possible!
 

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haha that's deffinitly a interesting surprise. Good luck with your fry :)
How many do you think you ended up with ?
 

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haha that's deffinitly a interesting surprise. Good luck with your fry :)
How many do you think you ended up with ?

Im sure we will have about 35+ that i can see. I can guareentee its wayyyyy more than that though. they hide very well in the plants. My last spawn, I ended up with over 68 bettas that lived. Ill be home shortly. Im trying my best to upload some links to my videos, but youtube and Gmail are not being very helpful in obtaining my password ...grr....
 

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This spawn has really caught me off guard. I struggled so much on my last two, with the setup, keeping water clean, etc.... and I thought they would die without a bubblesnest?! Ive always heard eggs will not hatch that stay at the bottom. ALL of them did. even the ones Dumbo overlooked and left under moss balls, heater, corners, etc. Just weird. I guess you cant believe everything on the internet. HOWEVER i would not advise anyone to try to breed without the male having one! and the water level is about 12inches high! should i worry about their labyrinth organ developement?? dont know if this will affect it in some way?
 

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This was unexpected, due to me negligence. I was conditioning Dumbo , but he was gunna get his mate off aquabid...but unfortunately, what I had planned wasnt worth the wait for dumbo I guess. He just had to have hera....Hera was free from my LPS when you buy $20 worth of betta supplies. She was too cute to decline the promotion ;) and I just lost a female who got stuck in a root decoration :( so...of course she came home with us!

But bcuz I disregarded the risk I was taking, the water was left high. I know what steps I should take to lower it...but should I disturb th water so soon?
 

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This was unexpected, due to me negligence. I was conditioning Dumbo , but he was gunna get his mate off aquabid...but unfortunately, what I had planned wasnt worth the wait for dumbo I guess. He just had to have hera....Hera was free from my LPS when you buy $20 worth of betta supplies. She was too cute to decline the promotion ;) and I just lost a female who got stuck in a root decoration :( so...of course she came home with us!

But bcuz I disregarded the risk I was taking, the water was left high. I know what steps I should take to lower it...but should I disturb th water so soon?
 

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That's up to you. If it makes you feel uneasy just take out small amounts until you notice the level has gotten lower.

Your scenario sounds reminds me of my own bettas. Got Cole a few weeks after my halfmoon Theo passed away from a relapse of fin rot. One month later, I noticed him building a bubble nest that looked larger than previous one. Then my female Myra started gaining weight and had vertical stripes on her sides.

Called the fish store where I got her... turned out Cole was... for lack of better words, in love with Myra. Never thought having him next to her would cause that sort of thing. It took her a while but now she loves him.

I think part of why she ignored him was because she probably hadn't gotten over the loss of my other betta, reason being is she would look around for him and he wasn't there.

Though I'm glad she considers Cole her mate now. I had no plans to breed them when I got him but after a while I thought 'Why not?' did my research and now have a tank set up for them.

Just need to get another heater, since the one I got recently gets too hot. Someone recommended I try a lamp.
 

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So sorry about Theo :( Fin rot is nasty. Medusa is actually infected herself. I think she was in the root I found my poor female betta who died...i cant fight it either. Its been 2 weeks. About the Lamp thing, it could work.

My betta room is heated witha space heater. It heats a 20 gallon, four 10 gallon, and three 5 gallon tanks. Room stays 86 degrees. the tanks hold @ about 78-82 degrees depending how far theyre from it. I still keep heaters in tank for when I turn the Space Heater off. DO NOT keep it on hours on end. It can ruin every electrical socket in the house. I learned the hard way. But never had an issue since. I usually use the space heaterat night.
 

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Here's a quick pic of Hera. My phone isn't the best camera. Nor do I have a laptop with internet. So I'm sry bout not having photos of the fry. My camera phone wont focus on them other than during a video. I wish we could attach videos on this site like the pictures ...ugh.I have a couple pics under the albums I started for this spawn. Ill update as much as I can on my crazy schedule! !!!

Any help to IDing hera would be awesome! !!


Thanks to all you guys for the support! !!
 

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So sorry about Theo :( Fin rot is nasty. Medusa is actually infected herself. I think she was in the root I found my poor female betta who died...i cant fight it either. Its been 2 weeks. About the Lamp thing, it could work.

My betta room is heated witha space heater. It heats a 20 gallon, four 10 gallon, and three 5 gallon tanks. Room stays 86 degrees. the tanks hold @ about 78-82 degrees depending how far theyre from it. I still keep heaters in tank for when I turn the Space Heater off. DO NOT keep it on hours on end. It can ruin every electrical socket in the house. I learned the hard way. But never had an issue since. I usually use the space heaterat night.
Thanks, I miss him.

Fin rot is usually treatable but it does a lot of damage. Ich is another one that some fish hardly get through. I've also seen bettas who are blind but don't seem to miss anything.

Funny, I have a space heater that I haven't used in a couple of months. I'll give it a try. What brand heater do you use for your tanks?

My breeding tank is 8 gallons.
 

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Thanks, I miss him.

Fin rot is usually treatable but it does a lot of damage. Ich is another one that some fish hardly get through. I've also seen bettas who are blind but don't seem to miss anything.

Funny, I have a space heater that I haven't used in a couple of months. I'll give it a try. What brand heater do you use for your tanks?

My breeding tank is 8 gallons.
My ten gallon tanks all have the cheap tetra brand. I don't like them much. The beat one I own is a fluval 150 watt.
 
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