My first experience with betta breeding.

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My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby KarthikC » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:00 pm

Hello guys,

Recently, I picked up interest in keeping and breeding betta.

The male in a aquarium setup with the female:

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(^male on left)

Female:

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The male (after introducing into garden tub) while wooing the female. See how his colour has changed:

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The tub:

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Eggs were laid within two days of introducing them here. The fertile eggs were yellowish and the male picks up the eggs regularly whichever falls down, while the female lays eggs.

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Male guarding the eggs: he even attacks my finger if i go too close to inspect the nest.

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I am feeding the betta fries with insuforia culture, which I mainatain. The betta's nest was attacked by a toad that jumped into it atnight. Even then, about 13 eggs supposedly hatched and I can see the fries swimming around now. New born fry are very tiny, just a dot with a yolk sack attached to them. This is how they look after about a week (hope you can spot them):

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Out of all, I liked the parental care and aggressive tending that is done by the male betta. :)

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Karthik


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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:47 pm

Nice and informative. Keeping an eye on your project.
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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby KarthikC » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:26 pm

Thanks Rajiv Ji. Hope the fries turn out to be good.. One of my friends inspired me to breed them. He is doing this from sometime now. Will Update in time.

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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby Arjun Tandon » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:09 pm

Keep microworms ready

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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby KarthikC » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:33 pm

Arjun Tandon wrote:Keep microworms ready


Yeah it's ready.


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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby Romi » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:20 pm

well done Karthik!

did you take out the female on time?

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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby KarthikC » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:40 pm

Romi wrote:well done Karthik!

did you take out the female on time?


Thanks Romiji. Yes, I took the female out once the male was guarding the nest and I saw the eggs turn yellowish.


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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby KarthikC » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:24 pm

Fry status. Very slow growth. Second batch of double tail betta is growing at faster rate compared to this.

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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby rajivzee » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Congratulations
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Re: My first experience with betta breeding.

Unread postby KarthikC » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:21 pm

rajivzee wrote:Congratulations


Thanks :)

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