Betta Pallifina(wild type betta) -Video update

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Re: Betta Pallifina Setup - spawning update

Unread postby hamza » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:33 am

The update - They first spawned on 1 december, and they spawned again yesterday.
Male is still quite inexperienced to hold the eggs yet, poor female is collecting the eggs and chasing the male around to take the brooding responsibility(paternal mouthbrooder, dad does the job here) but male totally ignores after job is done :|

Took some pictures, but couldnt fint time to post earlier.
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female is quite a monster in size
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The spawning process is pretty slow, it goes on for the whole day, female releases 4-5 eggs in each embrace and there are a lot of mock attempts within the cycle.

Poor female collected the eggs male spat out and when male ignored it, the eggs got gulped ;)
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And some other shots from today...
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largest and the smallest from the batch
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Heres the main guy, quite a transformation he has undergone is past few days. Hes a bit shy and quite energetic, very difficult to take decent shots of him...
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smaller male(probable)
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Another female witha unique spade-tail
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And heres nothing
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Hope you have enjoyed it..



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Re: Betta Pallifina Setup

Unread postby devchitra » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:39 pm

nice fishes.

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Re: Betta Pallifina Setup

Unread postby hamza » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:30 am

Hi,

Heres the video update
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcvBIxlDklY

These are literally very crazy fish, for a betta(atleast in my view). Not at all shy unlike a lot of wild types, always very curious and energetic(powerful swimmers and jumpers) even to jump out to grab stuff. o need to keep a tight fitting lid on top there - pretty much you can say a dwarf channa with a short dorsal.

Heres another video to give an idea of how crazy they are...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiwwLAHVVPg

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Re: Betta Pallifina(wild type betta) -Video update

Unread postby sumer » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:35 am

What a resplendent fish. Amazing. That second jumping video was impressive.
I have many wilds ATM but none of them are this inquisitive. Yes, macrostoma were definitely like this. I think it's a characteristic of unimaculata complex.
Now you should take some nice photos of the blue scales on their face. That's what I love the most about them :)
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