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Betta Rubra Have Spawned

Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Betta Rubra Have Spawned

This topic contains 14 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Matt 9 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #299634

    keith565
    Participant

    well i’ll be blowed.lol
    i went into the fish house this morning to see the dominant male with a huge mouthfull of eggs. now this is the first spawn, so i’m not to worried about the eggs disapearing. but i’m sooooo happy the are spawning.
    i don’t want to risk taking pics at the mo. but will get some pics when i can.

    #308264

    Malti
    Participant

    I’d say forget the pics mate, let him be, and then give us a pic of the fry

    #308266

    Richy
    Participant

    good sign either way whether the survive or not. Good luck mate and hopefully some will make it

    #308285

    keith565
    Participant

    thanks guys, but i have a dilemma. the incubation on this betta is about 10-12 days, shorter than many other mouthbrooders. and he is due to release the fry while i’m away on holiday. so what do i do. i usually remove the other fish, but as i wasn’t expecting the spawn so soon, i don’t have a spare tank to move them into. i hate moving brooding males as many often spit or swallow the eggs. so any ideas guys. i leave my channoides in the main tank and fish the fry out. the other mouthbrooders i leave the fry i as the adults don’t seem to bother them. even the edithae have loads of fry with them? any thoughts?

    #308287

    Jarcave
    Participant

    Congratulations Keith. Looking forward to the pics.

    #308296

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE (Jarcave @ Aug 12 2008, 09:15 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Congratulations Keith. Looking forward to the pics.
    #308318

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Keith I used to do the same as you with channoides and as you know it works fine. I´d hoy in as much plant-life as you have spare and let them take their chances while you´re away. Superb news by the way mate!!! /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #308379

    keith565
    Participant

    cheers guys. i think i will do as you say Matt. rather than stress him out by moving him to a smaller tank.
    will let you know when i get back.

    #308383

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Congrats Keith

    #308527

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Any news Keith?

    #309334

    keith565
    Participant

    just got back yesterday.
    have managed to get into the fish house for a quick look this morning and seen a swarm of rubra fry, gave up counting after 20. problem is i can see only one adult. looks like the chap who has been looking after them hasn’t closed the glass lids properly and i’m thinking the others have jumped, so some good news and some not so good news.

    #309336

    dunc
    Keymaster

    Ahh no, I hope that isn’t the case

    #309337

    Malti
    Participant

    welcome back keith…sorry about the adults, but great about the fry.

    #309340

    mickthefish
    Participant

    Keith, it won’t be long before your fry are going at it like rabbits, the ones at bolton museum are at it all the time mate.

    mick

    #309350

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Nightmare Keith. /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

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