Koi Betta Breeding Journal

Guanchy
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Hey Everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

So I succesful bred my male and female betta this past week which I'm super excited about! I dicided to share with you guys the experience in this thread and the fry growth as well!

Here is my male (yellow) and female (red)


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And here is the set up:

10g tank, fill to about 30% of water.
Tons of Indian Almond Leaves.
Lots of Java fern in a corner of the tank for the female to hide.
A heater
Tight lid with a lamp
A breeding box to first introduce the female

Before introducing them to the 10 gallon I fed them for about a week lots of blood worms because its rich in protein and its great to condition the pair for breeding! (I'm sure must of you know this, but in case a new member is reading the thread)


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And here is a quick video of when I first introduced the female into the tank


And last here is a picture of the male guarding the eggs



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You can see some of the eggs under the bubble nest
 
Fashooga
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This ought to be a fun read.
 
Guanchy
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  • #3
I'm excited to share this experience here with you guys!

Here is another photo of Tiger watching the eggs


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I have been recording the whole experience, soon ill be doing a youtube video
 
Makuarium
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I'm excited to share this experience here with you guys!

Here is another photo of Tiger watching the eggs

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I have been recording the whole experience, soon ill be doing a youtube video
He's so pretty!!!!
 
Guanchy
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Repolie
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Wow what a beautiful pair! I want to see what their offspring would look like too.
 
WinterSoldier.
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Omg, those babies are going to be beautiful, both the female and the male are so pretty, can't wait to see how they develop
 
aquafrogg
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Such a beautiful pair!
 
Gen120
  • #9
Wow, this is so awesome!! Would you be selling the babies? I love bettas and would love to have a koi one! Love the name Tiger, such a cute name!
 
Guanchy
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  • #10
Wow what a beautiful pair! I want to see what their offspring would look like too.

Omg, those babies are going to be beautiful, both the female and the male are so pretty, can't wait to see how they develop

Such a beautiful pair!

Thank you guys! Ive had Tiger for a while and ive been looking for a koi female for the longest that I like the pattern, colors etc.. and finally found Rose a few weeks ago and she is just as stunning!

Tiger was so great, no aggression what so ever. I was so shocked

Wow, this is so awesome!! Would you be selling the babies? I love bettas and would love to have a koi one! Love the name Tiger, such a cute name!
Thank you! And yes I’ll definitely be selling the babies once they are old enough
 
Gen120
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Thank you guys! Ive had Tiger for a while and ive been looking for a koi female for the longest that I like the pattern, colors etc.. and finally found Rose a few weeks ago and she is just as stunning!

Tiger was so great, no aggression what so ever. I was so shocked


Thank you! And yes I’ll definitely be selling the babies once they are old enough


Let me know when you do cause I might be interested in purchasing one. I'm not sure how you'd ship him but I'm sure we could figure it out lol.
 
Guanchy
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  • #12
Let me know when you do cause I might be interested in purchasing one. I'm not sure how you'd ship him but I'm sure we could figure it out lol.
Haha sounds like a plan!
 
WinterSoldier.
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Depending on what the babies look like, and what the price is, I will probably be interested in buying one as well!
 
_xXDrowning_In_TanksXx_
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I also may want a baby depending on price, shipping, apperance
 
Guanchy
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  • #15
Ill make sure to post here once the babies are available but that won't be until like 4 or 5 months from now lol
 
midna
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OHOHO the babies are gonna be cute. I love plakat kois!!!!! congrats! where did you buy mom and dad?
 
Bryangar
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oooo, I'm sure the babies are going to come out with really nice colors! One of the babies might have a home in my planted 5 gal!
 
Guanchy
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  • #18
OHOHO the babies are gonna be cute. I love plakat kois!!!!! congrats! where did you buy mom and dad?

Plakat bettas are my favorites!

I got them both from Petco

oooo, I'm sure the babies are going to come out with really nice colors! One of the babies might have a home in my planted 5 gal!
that would be awesome!
 
Dawn Michele
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They are beautiful!!!!
 
aBettaNamedRoy
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I’m also interested in potentially purchasing one;I’ll keep my eye out for new information on this thread! They’re going to be stunning!
 
Guanchy
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  • #21
It looks like we have tons of babies! Eggs are hatching as we speak
 
aquafrogg
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It looks like we have tons of babies! Eggs are hatching as we speak
Yayy! Congradulations! If I have room for another tank when the babies are old enough I might snag one from you too!
 
CaptAnnDuchow
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Omg I can't wait to see!!!!! I hope there is lots and lots cuz you have a growing demand going here!!
 
Rtessy
  • #24
Ayyyy, congrats!!! They're absolutely gorgeous!
After raising my own little betta babies, live plants reaaaly help out the babies in the first few week with extra infusoria. Microworms or vinegar eels are great for the first few days before they can eat baby brine shrimp. Blackworms and white worms are really helpful after the first week, but not necessary.
I can't wait to see what they look like! And I think it's awesome you're breeding Petco bettas!
 
Guanchy
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  • #25
Omg I can't wait to see!!!!! I hope there is lots and lots cuz you have a growing demand going here!!
I'm just praying that these babies make it! Lol so many people want one. All my friends keep telling me to save them one but ill be more than happy to sell them to people here just because I know they will be in good hands

Ayyyy, congrats!!! They're absolutely gorgeous!
After raising my own little betta babies, live plants reaaaly help out the babies in the first few week with extra infusoria. Microworms or vinegar eels are great for the first few days before they can eat baby brine shrimp. Blackworms and white worms are really helpful after the first week, but not necessary.
I can't wait to see what they look like! And I think it's awesome you're breeding Petco bettas!
Glad you say this, I'm freaking out not wanting to starve these babies lol I have tons of plants in there (getting more tomorrow)
 
Rtessy
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Glad you say this, I'm freaking out not wanting to starve these babies lol I have tons of plants in there (getting more tomorrow)
Don't worry about it too much! Keep calm, all in all it's pretty easy. They were (accidentally) the first fish I bred, and I had a great survival rate, until I had to leave for 4 days and the tank crashed or something :/
 
Guanchy
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  • #27
They will be free swimming today! super excited
 
CaptAnnDuchow
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Guanchy
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  • #29
ill try my best to record when I get home. I tried this morning but it was hard, the water is getting pretty dark from the tannins from the almond leaves lol and I didnt want to put a light directly to the nest to not bother Tiger too much
 
aquafrogg
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ill try my best to record when I get home. I tried this morning but it was hard, the water is getting pretty dark from the tannins from the almond leaves lol and I didnt want to put a light directly to the nest to not bother Tiger too much
Good move. Can't wait to see them eventually!
 
CaptAnnDuchow
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ill try my best to record when I get home. I tried this morning but it was hard, the water is getting pretty dark from the tannins from the almond leaves lol and I didnt want to put a light directly to the nest to not bother Tiger too much
I have never bred any fishies and didn't think of that..whenever you are able would be cool
 
Guanchy
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  • #32
I made a video of the whole process since introduction to the eggs! I have to upload it to youtube to show you guys. It was definitely a great experience.
 
aquafrogg
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I made a video of the whole process since introduction to the eggs! I have to upload it to youtube to show you guys. It was definitely a great experience.
Thank you! Will for sure watch after work
 
Guanchy
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51F79BD1-E69A-42DF-9E27-9CEF38B8C75B.jpeg Tons of babies! AHHHHHHHHH I'm freaking out lol
 
Guanchy
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  • #37
Too cute!!! Where’s dad? Was he moved out?
Yes! He is back in his tank
 
Ohio Mark
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How did I miss this?! This is great! Is it too late to go on the "order list"? So excited for you.
 
CaptAnnDuchow
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How are they doing?
 
Guanchy
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  • #40
How did I miss this?! This is great! Is it too late to go on the "order list"? So excited for you.
not too late, have tons of babies! lol

How are they doing?
They are doing fine! its been a very busy week hatching baby brine shrimps for them.

The water in the tank keeps getting lower and dirtier so I need to do a water change soon, I'm just trying to figure out how to go about it to make sure I don't shock and kill all the babies with such a large water change!
 

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