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#1 Chris41015

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

Alright I have looked over all the breeding info on this forum and I am going to give it a shot. I have a 10 gallon separated tank, submersible heater, thermometer, a bubble disk with adjustable air, and a small filter. Water is up about halfway up the tank (did that cause that is how long the heater is). I have added the conditioner so now i'm letting it sit and adjusting the heater to get the water temp right and letting the conditioner do its thing. I haven't gotten any plants live/silk yet or no ornaments yet. I will probably do that this weekend so i'm seeing if anyone has any input on what I should get (from past experiences) or any kind of things i can make out of household items to save some money. Thanks :)

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:44 AM

This is my setup for the breeding tank.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

Everything looks good, but I would put a mesh cover over the intake of that filter or remove the filter entirely. It's not really appropriate for fry, seeing as they would get sucked up through the intake and the current of the filter isn't good for fry less than a month old.

Other than that it's a good start. Whose the lucky couple? :coverlaff:

What foods do you have for the fry?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:35 AM

Ive got the filter in and running right now to help circulate the water and help the conditioner circulate the tank. I'll probably unplug it when i put the bettas in. I've got eggs awaiting boiling for yolk and the pet store right behind my apartment has a wide variety of live and frozen food. :) The couple is Rainbow and Crimson. I had a post in the betta gallery of them and was getting opinions on what they were since i don't really trust the labels that are on there cups lol. I think there both veltails.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

Yes, they are both VTs. :)

The filter will be okay as long as its turned off when you put the pair in there and leave it off until the fry are a month old or at least large enough that they can't fit through the intake of the filter.

It's good to know that you are showing an interest in bettas and want to try your hand at spawning them. Just be sure that you have the pair properly conditioned and that they are in good enough shape to be spawned.

Do have plans for they fry?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

Im going to give one to my step mom, my g/f works in a office building and she knows a few people that would like to have one and then the owner up at the pet store said that he'd take any that I didn't want or wanted to get rid of. Not really gonna charge for them just doing it out of enjoyment :)

Finally seen Crimson flare, was able to get somewhat of a pic.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:42 PM

Alrighty so Crimson found out how to get under the screen seperater. Should I move him back over to his side or leave him? Hes not attacking Rainbow just following her around sometimes and flaring at her. What should i do?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

Since its your first time I would seperate them. You can remove the divider and just put the female in a clear vase so she can still see Crimson. It would be best for him to start building a nest before releasing her in this case.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:52 PM

That is what i'm pretty much just waiting for now is for him to make the nest.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:24 AM

So the nest is built and Rainbow has gotten a dark tint to her with dark vertical stripes. Crimson is going nuts when he sees her through the screen. Is this that time to let them free swim together?

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:43 AM

Yes that's about the time to let them together. Make sure the nest is of a nice size though.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

hi there, you know that part that separates the betta but lets them see each other. where did you get that at?




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