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Breeding Bettas
October 1, 2008
9:55 pm
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Amy
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ok my betta splendens laid eggs, they hatched, I moved the male and female away from the babies which are now growing in a new tank.

I put the female back with the male.. he made bubbles earlier, I destroyed them, came back 2/3 hours later to see more bubbles and the female and male curled round each other and her dropping eggs.

They are in the tank I borrowed off dunc to keep the parents away from the new babie... what do i do with these eggs i'll have nowhere to put them!!!!!

Can i put them with the other babies now 4/6 days old or will i have to just get rid of them? I want to keep the male and female ideally.. or will they continue to breed like this? If I have nowhere to seperate them when the babies are almost hatched, the male kicks the s**t out of the female /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

Any ideas? And if babies survive anyone want some short-finned bettas? the parents have a blue/red colouring that's really pretty and the male looks similar to the Betta imbellis pic profile in the KB [but he's a blue short-finned splendens].

October 2, 2008
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keeping a pair of bettas together is often not a good idea as one of two things will happen,firstly, exactly what you have at the moment, continuous spawning, or secondly one will eventually kill the other, most likely the male will eventually kill the female as males always want to spawn and the females are often not ready.
the new eggs will probably not survive being added to the existing fry and even if some do, there is always some canabalism between different sized fry. you may well end up with hundreds of bettas, the males will eventually need seperating into small containers or they will start to fight at some point. many people keep them all together for a long time, but this does not always works.
ther is always an outlet for short finned bettas (plakats), so yo should have no problem passing them on.

October 2, 2008
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well you could try to put them with the others, but there's cannibalism :S or bum another tank and seperate the mum and dad

and for the plakats I'll take some /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

October 2, 2008
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She doesn't have room for any more tanks /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> She's not even meant to have any, lives in rented student housing /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

October 2, 2008
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I got rid of the new eggs before uni this morning and made a current on the top of the water, no more eggs now, both fishies are eating and not kicking the s**t out of each other. and as i wrote that sentence hes flaring a little at her but not badly chasing.

as for my babies their still swimming about and getting bigger /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> once the current babies are big enough to be moved i'll try and let the parents have more babies.

I have a house inspection on saturday so hopefully i'll be allowed to keep my tanks.

how long does it take the babies to grow and if the parents do have more eggs is it mean to leave the new babies to the older ones?

October 2, 2008
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well they're regarded as juvie adults at 3-4months, depends on what you feed. btw finely minced raw chicken liver is very good for them, helps very much with the growth.

October 3, 2008
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Really Malti?! Who the bloody hell found that out? /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

October 3, 2008
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some betta nutter /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> my next spawn will have that added up to their daily diet - a little experimenting isn't bad

October 3, 2008
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I suppose you'd have to be careful about how much of that you give them because of the protein content?

Cake or death?
October 3, 2008
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obviously you can't give too much, according to the number of fry in the batch

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