Koi Betta Breeding Journal - Page 6

windrunner9189

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Guanchy said:
First two week I hatched baby brine shrimp (a pain in my butt) and HikarI First Bite then I started doing frozen baby brine shrimp and the First Bite. After about 1.5 month I switched to regular brine shrimp, mysis shrimps, blood worms, dafnia and bug bites dry food.

A lot I know lol but its great to offer your fry as many different type of food as you can
thanks! trying to gather as much info as I can about feeding fry. I want to breed gouramis and the process is similar.
a variety of foods is great for any fish, really! it's assurance that fry have all the nutrients they need, promoting their growth. I'll have get myself to go out and get a whole bunch of fry foods soon. i'd say my adult fish need some more variety too.
 
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Guanchy

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firesflightt said:
thanks! trying to gather as much info as I can about feeding fry. I want to breed gouramis and the process is similar.
a variety of foods is great for any fish, really! it's assurance that fry have all the nutrients they need, promoting their growth. I'll have get myself to go out and get a whole bunch of fry foods soon. i'd say my adult fish need some more variety too.
Definitely recommend hatching brine shrimps! Make sure that you do a thread once you breed them, would love to follow
 

windrunner9189

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Guanchy said:
Definitely recommend hatching brine shrimps! Make sure that you do a thread once you breed them, would love to follow
yep, for sure!
 

Repolie

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Guanchy said:
As I was cleaning the tank I moved some of the “babies? (Not babies anymore) into containers and I looked and this guy was trying to fight everyone lol


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Here are some other ones

Love the colors on this one. I'm still trying to figure out the sex (I'm leaning towards boy)

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And this is a very pretty girl. She is actually green, you can't see it in the picture but I think she’s beautiful


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Wow they're turning out beautiful! The gender for the one you're asking is a male.
 
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Guanchy

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Repolie said:
Wow they're turning out beautiful! The gender for the one you're asking is a male.
Thank you! That's what I was thinking.
 

loneminx

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I just read this entire thread. Such beautiful parents!! I'm so sorry about Rose, she was really a beauty!

And those babies !

I'm not at 50 posts yet (but I'm working towards it!).... If I get there by the time babies are ready and my betta tank is settled I would be very interested in a little lady.
 
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Guanchy

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loneminx said:
I just read this entire thread. Such beautiful parents!! I'm so sorry about Rose, she was really a beauty!

And those babies !

I'm not at 50 posts yet (but I'm working towards it!).... If I get there by the time babies are ready and my betta tank is settled I would be very interested in a little lady.
Thank you!
 
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Guanchy

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Update: Finally added substrate to the tank. I went with white sand so the color of the fry would pop more! I'm thinking of changing the background to black or white also. Not sure yet.

Added some driftwood, rocks, amazon sword, water lettuce, salvinia and a rock. In this tank I currently have the females and a couple of unsex ones. 5 of the boys were separated already because they were attacking each other.

Also I finally got to count them and I have 34 of them!!

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Guanchy

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Here is also a video I recently did feeding them bloodworms. You can see most of them here

 

Zai

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Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait until they're old enough for new homes, I definitely want a little boy
 

JLeeM

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It's looking like they took after Mama.
 

CandyCane701

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Guanchy said:
Here is also a video I recently did feeding them bloodworms. You can see most of them here

Lol. It's funny when they're latched on before you release the food. They are all so beautiful!
 

CameronsBettas

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I've actually llt never seen a full cellophane male without any other colouring and it looks like you might have one (he might just change colour soon or they might be females)
 
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Guanchy

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Zai said:
Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait until they're old enough for new homes, I definitely want a little boy
Definetely, it will be hard letting them go but I don't have the space for 34 bettas lol

JLeeM said:
It's looking like they took after Mama.
Yes! totally! its funny, a few of the boys are showing a lot of yellow like dad and the girls are taking after mom with the redish/orange colors
 
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Guanchy

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CandyCane701 said:
Lol. It's funny when they're latched on before you release the food. They are all so beautiful!
they are some hungry kids for sure!

MidnightBettas said:
I've actually llt never seen a full cellophane male without any other colouring and it looks like you might have one (he might just change colour soon or they might be females)
Yeah! a lot of the cellophane ones are starting to show some spots and are turning into "koi" but some of them have not color up at all yet
 

CameronsBettas

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Any new photos?
 
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Guanchy

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Here are some photos of the largest boys. I love their colors and I have some other boys that are coloring very similar to these two and are getting their “koI patterns” coming out.


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(they were only in the divided container for a few minutes so I can observe them flaring and make sure they are healthy and proper weight)
 

Cheesecake

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The one on the left in the bottom pic is especially pretty .
 
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Guanchy

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everyone that comes to the house to see them falls in love with this guy lol I really like the other one with the black and yellow markings because I feel like when his color fully come out he will look just like dad
 

Cheesecake

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Canaculus said:
The one on the left in the bottom pic is especially pretty .
Guanchy said:
everyone that comes to the house to see them falls in love with this guy lol I really like the other one with the black and yellow markings because I feel like when his color fully come out he will look just like dad
Wait, what am I saying? They're all pretty .
 

CameronsBettas

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Beautiful! It kinda is a shame that you didn't get any yellow kois but they're still amazing fish
 
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Guanchy

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MidnightBettas said:
Beautiful! It kinda is a shame that you didn't get any yellow kois but they're still amazing fish
well their colors are not fully out yet and I still have tons of cellophane and brown ones that are starting to color up. If you notice the one in the right he has a yellow dot so I'm pretty sure he will turn out yellow.
 
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Guanchy

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Canaculus said:
Wait, what am I saying? They're all pretty .
Thank you thank you. I'm a proud grandfather
 

Cheesecake

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Guanchy said:
Thank you thank you. I'm a proud grandfather
Once they're mature you won't be able to keep them in the tanks they'll be selling so fast .
 

ETNsilverstar

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They're so pretty! I really love the blue eyes.
 
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Guanchy

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Canaculus said:
Once they're mature you won't be able to keep them in the tanks they'll be selling so fast .
I'm planning on how am I going to convience my wife to let me set up 20 something other tanks so I can keep them all!!! lol jk I know it will be hard to let them go.
 

Demeter

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I want to see some females!
 
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Guanchy

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Here are some of the single ladies.

This one I'm still not 100% sure


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Demeter said:
I want to see some females!
 

Fanatic

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I love that last picture, they all look amazing!
 

Cheesecake

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Guanchy said:

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Here are some of the single ladies.

This one I'm still not 100% sure


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All the single ladies, all the single ladies, PUT YOUR FINS UP!
 
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Guanchy

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“Put your fins up”
Canaculus said:
All the single ladies, all the single ladies, PUT YOUR FINS UP!
“Put your fins up” Hahahah so funny
 

loneminx

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Those ladies are all so beautiful!!
 

Zai

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Absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe how pretty they've all turned out. Any idea when they'll be ready for new homes?
 
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Guanchy

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This one is the biggest out of all the fry! First I thought it was a male but now I'm thinking female. What do you guys think?

Here is a link to a video I posted of it on instagram
 
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Guanchy

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Zai said:
Absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe how pretty they've all turned out. Any idea when they'll be ready for new homes?
I would say one more month!!!
 

CameronsBettas

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Guanchy said:

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This one is the biggest out of all the fry! First I thought it was a male but now I'm thinking female. What do you guys think?

Here is a link to a video I posted of it on instagram
Looks like a male to me
 
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Guanchy

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KoiBettas said:
Looks like a male to me
That's what I thought at first because of the long ventral fins but just this week I noticed the egg spot. You can see it in the photo
 

JLeeM

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Guanchy said:
That's what I thought at first because of the long ventral fins but just this week I noticed the egg spot. You can see it in the photo
Interesting conundrum. I thought I saw an egg spot too, but those ventrals are so long. Which is exactly what you said. My way of saying hmmm I wonder.
 

Rtessy

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Young males normally display an egg spot, I've found ventrals to be a lot more reliable. My breeding male showed a really prominent egg spot his whole life
 
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Guanchy

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JLeeM said:
Interesting conundrum. I thought I saw an egg spot too, but those ventrals are so long. Which is exactly what you said. My way of saying hmmm I wonder.
Ill keep watching and see!

Rtessy said:
Young males normally display an egg spot, I've found ventrals to be a lot more reliable. My breeding male showed a really prominent egg spot his whole life
And interesting! That makes sense.
 
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