Breeding fish outside?

Joshaeus

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HI everyone! I have an idea I want to try for breeding fish this summer (specifically my Betta smaragdina). I want to set up a 20 gallon, heavily planted water garden with a lid of 30% shade cloth or perhaps window screen (to prohibit jumping and to moderate temperatures a bit) and a heater on an inkbird controller (set to 76 this year for the bettas). My goal is to set up the water garden in early May, add the bettas in early June, and pull them inside in mid September; during this time the water garden would receive a daily 1/16th tsp baby brine shrimp and perhaps some microworms on occasion. My goal is that the pair will spawn and the most resilient fry will survive until September, when I can pull them inside and finish raising them there. How does that sound? Would my odds be improved if I added some Moina or other microfauna before adding the bettas/other fish? Thanks :)
 

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Sounds like an interesting project hope you get some input from betta breeders today
 

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