some vids of the process

  1. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    I have attempted to release some eggs from my eggbound gal amata..shes here in these vids with kaori.....

    first vid is there first attempts after he is showing off his nest....she took allot from him prior
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bfQqcK8IBo

    second vid is them getting a better hang of it
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5nZpsNQDiA

    third vid, THEY GOT IT!!!!!! and I love how she was helping him put the eggs back in the nest...I thought she was snacking but she wasnt!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CXZQSXnK-k

    and if you look close, you can see the free swimmers here in this vid..with kaori doing his daddy duties
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wmvVKs-cko

    I have in the past, had to put some of MM's gals with the boys..they get so egg bound and lethargic, it scares me ...although ive tried allot of things to get them to release those eggs (fertile mertile's they are) this was always my LAST option....

    BUT PLEASE....before ANYONE attempts this, read Martinismommy thread located here.... https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/betta-breeding/37434-step-step-guide-breeding-bettas.html this is not just a "throw the boy and girl" together kinda thing.....both amata and kaori needed allot of TLC after and have healed up nicely...if my camera didnt die 2 days before christmas, id have updated pics of everyone....:( but this all happened back on dec 9th....at this point, i have 8 baby betta babies and ill get pics as soon as i can of them....
     
  2. critter_fritter79 Well Known Member Member

    Awesome Shawnie! I was wondering if the females would get egg-bound if not bred...How long roughly did it take for her to get egg bound?? I have an imported female that I have had for over 2 months now who is HUGE but hasn't bred yet. I have tried to breed her a few times now but she is very aggressive...GREAT vids!!
     

  3. Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    My goodness woman....you must have your hands full!!
     
  4. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    NOT all fems will get egg bound..I have a few that never have...the only girls i ever owned that got egg bound, were MM's girls :whistling:..and im sure thats because of good quality bettas....i have a few cup babies ive rescued that probably couldnt breed if i tried...many members have gals that do just fine and dont have egg issues ;)

    :whistling:
     
  5. redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Wow, that was so beautiful..................
     
  6. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Shawnie-those vids are awesome! Beautiful betta parents as well.
     
  7. Martinismommy Fishlore VIP Member

    I am so excited about this! It will be interesting for sure...I'm glad you ended up with 8 and not 80! You'll enjoy growing them out...Can't wait for pictures!
     
  8. Zenandra Member Member

    Fantastic Videos!! Makes me want to start breeding again! The babies should be gorgeous!
     
  9. Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Geez Shawnie, how did I miss these videos?
    Those first 2 were hysterical. Silly kids.
    The 3rd, just beautiful.
     
  10. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning Shawnie.

    Hate I missed this thread! The videos are awesome and the Bettas are beautiful. That was so nice to see :) What a good Mom!
    Now I'm ready for updates :)
    Ken
     
  11. Diggly Well Known Member Member

    I wish I had seen this before I lost my wendy :( but back on topic!

    I cant wait to see the kids grow!
     
  12. Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

  13. MissMTS Fishlore VIP Member

    Shawnie I don't know how I missed this but congrats!!! Those babies are going to grow up to be just darling! Like Karen said, I'm glad you ended up with a small batch which I'm sure will be much more manageable when it comes time to separate the kids. Good luck with them :) I bet Amata feels better now that she's not so egg bound!