Picking A Betta Pair Help 

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Is this red female a good fish to pair with my black male? I drew the sizes of their bodies on a paper so you can see the size difference
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I'm pretty sure that's a young veil tail. All resulting fry would be VT, might get some funky ones with weird tail shapes too but nothing even close to HM.
 
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Demeter said:
I'm pretty sure that's a young veil tail. All resulting fry would be VT, might get some funky ones with weird tail shapes too but nothing even close to HM.
Didn't realise she was a veilteil :/
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Are these from a breeder? If you want to breed you should get them from a breeder who you can ask about there genetics.
 
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CanadianFishFan said:
Are these from a breeder? If you want to breed you should get them from a breeder who you can ask about there genetics.
The male is not but the female im going to get is going to be from a breeder since the red one is a veilteil and i dont want to breed veilteils
 

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Please get a male from a breed as well. Petstore bettas have the WORST genetics which is why his fins are not a proper halfmoon shape. If you breed him they will create even worse tail deformitys.
 
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CanadianFishFan said:
Please get a male from a breed as well. Petstore bettas have the WORST genetics which is why his fins are not a proper halfmoon shape. If you breed him they will create even worse tail deformitys.
For my first time breeding i think the male is good
 

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Ok then... just be ready to cull some insane deformity's that can happen.
 
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CanadianFishFan said:
Ok then... just be ready to cull some insane deformity's that can happen.
Yeah I will. I didn't get the male from a breeder because all the bettas I've kept in previous years always died after a few days but i didn't actually pay enough attention. So I'm just seeing if i can get these to spawn successfully and if they do I'll sell the parents (and any fry after a few months) and get a pair from a breeder
 

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Wait. So you've never been able to keep a betta alive by itself, but you want to BREED two bettas and somehow keep TWO HUNDRED babies alive?
 

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CanadianFishFan said:
Ok then... just be ready to cull some insane deformity's that can happen.
Well, perhaps that is a bit hyperbolic. Respectfully.

If you want to bring out the halfmoon finage in your F1 and F2 generations, get a pair of halfmoons, Don't be random. Learn what is dominant, recessive, co-dominant and how to use a Punnett square.

If you are going to really benefit your fish and yourself, learn all you can before your begin is my advice. I mean, you wish to breed to have a specific looking betta in the future, yes?

Here's the link to the International Betta Congress. Flare Magazine has informative articles.

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Here's a couple of IGs for you to see the insanely beautiful bettas they are breeding here (and no, they aren't going to tell you about the genetics of the parents.)





I uploaded some reading material. You'll need google translate or have fluency in bahasa for a couple of the articles.

And a lot of time.

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Wait. So you've never been able to keep a betta alive by itself, but you want to BREED two bettas and somehow keep TWO HUNDRED babies alive?
This is what scares me.
 

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Aquilist said:
Wait. So you've never been able to keep a betta alive by itself, but you want to BREED two bettas and somehow keep TWO HUNDRED babies alive?
I have actually kept one alive for 2 years whrn i was younger. What i meant was that my father hasn't managed to and he lives in the same house. But he doesn't even take care of his tank and i cant get him to stop buying fish becuase he won't listen

DanInJakarta said:
Well, perhaps that is a bit hyperbolic. Respectfully.

If you want to bring out the halfmoon finage in your F1 and F2 generations, get a pair of halfmoons, Don't be random. Learn what is dominant, recessive, co-dominant and how to use a Punnett square.

If you are going to really benefit your fish and yourself, learn all you can before your begin is my advice. I mean, you wish to breed to have a specific looking betta in the future, yes?

Here's the link to the International Betta Congress. Flare Magazine has informative articles.

Home

Here's a couple of IGs for you to see the insanely beautiful bettas they are breeding here (and no, they aren't going to tell you about the genetics of the parents.)





I uploaded some reading material. You'll need google translate or have fluency in bahasa for a couple of the articles.

And a lot of time.



This is what scares the {censored} out of me.
Thanks. Ill read the articles and check the links. As for looks im not really bothered since I'm focusing more on spawning them successfully and getting healthy fry
 
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