Summer Breeding Project

Discussion in 'Betta Breeding' started by Fanatic, May 26, 2018.

  1. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Well, let the fun begin!
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    I have the male and female in acclimation now, they are first-time pairs, so we'll see how it goes. This is my first time breeding, but I feel very confident that I can do this. Plus, I already found a donor to give the babies to :)
     
  2. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    Yay! What kind of betas are they (morph and tail wise)?
     
  3. OP
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    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I have a blue HM, which is the male. The female is an HMPK.
    Here's what the tank looks like. I have covered it with a sheet to give them privacy.
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  4. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    I’m sure they’re beautiful! Make sure to post pics :)
     




  5. OP
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    Daily pictures, more by the hour :)
     
  6. penguin02

    penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    Following :) my first attempt was a fail
     
  7. OP
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    Thanks! I don't know if mine will be a fail or success, I am ready for anything.

    So, the male isn't showing interest yet, he's a little unsure.
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  8. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    Have you tried the rainwater method?
     
  9. OP
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    I am unsure of what that is?
     
  10. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    Oh, I don’t know too much about it, but here’s a picture, one second...

    I saw this in a book, and it might help :)
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    Credit: Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies, Maddy Hargrove
     
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  11. penguin02

    penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    That's brilliant! I wonder if it will help :)
     
  12. OP
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    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Oh, thanks! I will go try that :)
     
  13. OP
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    @emmysjj
    I am going to give this male a couple days to find his interest in breeding, or else I will switch males.
    He's a bit small, and I fear complications with successful wraps during an embrace.

    I have a crowntail that looks perfect for the task, he's also an active one.
     
  14. sleow

    sleowValued MemberMember

    Good luck!! Excited to follow along
     
  15. OP
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    Okay, so it’s going well!
    I have the male flaring at the female a little while, and then he leaves and goes near the bubble nest area, which he’s yet to build. I hope to expect it by tomorrow or the next :)

    I’ll keep you all updated!
     
  16. OP
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    @Katie13
    Could you be of help? I have some questions I need answers to :)
     
  17. Katie13

    Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    I'm off and on, so I might take a bit to answer, but sure.
     
  18. OP
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    I put them together yesterday afternoon, and the male has been flaring on and off since then. He goes from her and back over to the other side for a minute.

    When should I expect him to build the nest?
     
  19. OP
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    The female is showing her breeding stripes, they go on and off.
     
  20. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    I wouldn’t of released the female till he’s build a nest. What do you have for him to build a nest under?

    Dried leafs, live plants and styrofoam are all good bases for a decent bubble nest. My last male to spawn used floating oak leafs for his nest.
     




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