Betta Channoides Spawning!!!

Discussion in 'Betta Breeding' started by TedsTank, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    I happened upon my BETTA CHANNOIDES (mouthbrooders) spawning this morning!! Yippee!! I did witness one embrace and her dropping the eggs in front of him. He will keep them in his mouth for around 15 days...eggs and then fry.

    This will take all day...the eggs seem rather large and she only dropps a couple at a time.

    Can't can't watch or disturb them anymore for a couple of days...unfortunately young males are known for swallowing the eggs!!! dang it!!

    As they get bit older I'll get pics. What stunning breeding color intensities!!!

    I'm so excited, I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control, but I think I like it!!!!



    The Picture is NOT my photo..copied from IBC SMP website
    copied for the purpose of a sample fish photo only.
    My male is a darker red and brighter white to light blue fin margins.

    Photo by Kei Sasaki (Betta House)
     

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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2010
  2. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    LOL, Love it Ted!!!
    Congrats. Keep up posted, it really is exciting!
     
  3. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    That's awesome, Ted! Congratulations and best wishes for a healthy spawn!
     




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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    I be ascared to in that room anymore til they done!!!!
     
  5. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Congrats Ted!!!
    Can't wait to hear how it goes for you :p
    Keeping my fingers crossed for ya :)
     
  6. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    thats sooooooooo exciting!! congrats grampa! ;D
    did we ever see pics of mum n daddy?
     
  7. Algae Eater

    Algae Eater Well Known Member Member

    Congrats! Can't wait for pictures!!
     
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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    They are finished now...took 5 hours. He is off hiding, so I have no idea how many eggs he may be holding...they usually have small broods. I need to leave alone him for at least 5 days to be sure he has somewhat bonded with the spawn. I'l get some pics from another source...he looks good in those colors...now he will be very drab to aid in hiding wihile the babes hatch and develope.
     
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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    I added a picture into the first post. It is not my fish or photo.
     
  10. Martinismommy

    Martinismommy Fishlore VIP Member

    Ted,

    That is so exciting! What gorgeous fish they are....I can't wait to see the babies!
     
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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    Thanks, they are sooooo cool. only get about 2 to 2.5 inches.
    He probably isn't holding too many...very young fish.
     
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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    What a peaceful tank!!! yuck I can't find any of them!!! Hiding in the Java moss and flower pots. I can't disturb them cause he is holding!!!! I need to setup a web cam!!!! It's driving me nutz!!! This is as bad as waiting for our first baby!!!!
     
  13. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Haha :p
     
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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    Too cool...the 2 ladies have come out to feed finally. The male drifted by in the back of the tank and is a biege sort of color, to look like the rocks. Hopefully he is carrying at least 5 eggs. He is still young and the eggs are large!!...5 will due fine by me. they say the brood on these fish rarely reaches even 40 eggs cause of their size. Well that means big fry...easy to feed.
     
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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    Oh well...he swallowed the eggs, or they weren't fertile!!!

    Their first spawn, and are young, so I hope next time is better.
    Very exciting for 3 days. She should be ready in about a week...interesting that the females initiate the spawning!!! When she is ready she starts the whole process by seducing him!!
     
  16. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    I'm sorry he swallowed the eggs. They'll get it right soon, I'm sure.:)
     
  17. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Bummer Ted. Hopefully next time will work out differently.
    Sounds like it was fascinating.
     
  18. Red1313

    Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh I can't wait!
    I may have to look into getting me a pair of those :p I was holding out for betta simplex/ rutilians but maybe I'll have to try these guys at some point :p
     
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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    They are really cool. If anything goes wrong with these I will try Albimarginata...very similar but tougher fish!!
     
  20. OP
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    TedsTank

    TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    Nice fish but if I have too much trouble with these I will try albimarginata...very similar fish but easir??? they say.

    They are all a bit pricey!!!
    I also have Dimidiata males....have to wait to get 2 females...later this spring. I think it is an awsome species.
     




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