My New Betta!
Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:28 PM
I am thinking of breeding him. THe breeder gave me a sibling female. But it would be my first time breeding so I am unsure.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:50 PM
a tip: the most important thing for the fry is clean water, and the best thing you can do for that is provide tons of biomedia, plants, and frequent water changes. i use 2 sponge filters, each good enough for 10 gal in my spawning tank, and dump tons of fast growing plants to soak up all the N and P in the water.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:07 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:24 AM
the media would have to be cycled correct? I will just run it in their tanks and move it over with them.
I have not see the female yet but the breeder picked her out for me.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:46 PM
how are you gonna keep the breeding pair? if they are gonna be in jars with 100% WCs, then the media will not cycle. if they are going to be in a cycled tank, then the media will cycle, but not enough to support them because there will need to be a second biological filter for them after breeding.
my advice: add the sponge filter into the spawning tank 2-3 weeks before you spawn, then dump something in there to rot. check the NH3 and NO2 levels before you spawn, if they are 0 and you have NO3 levels higher than that of your tap, do a small WC (just to lower NO3) and your good to go.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:58 AM
Okay so I basically just fish less cycle the breeding tank. Okay perfect.
Then the male remains in there until the fry are free swimming. THen how long can I keep the fry in there until I need to upgrade? I think I will be using tubs. Or is it bad not to be able to observe the fry from the side?
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
its not bad to not see them through the side. but i prefer tanks. the fish dont care that much what color or shape container they are in.
Edited by marko, 16 April 2012 - 09:43 AM.
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