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Old 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #316
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Then why do you lose them after a few weeks and can't get them to get their color? I have yet to see you get your baby bettas to get their color and raise them to adulthood without them dying.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #317
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Because it isn't easy. That's why. Every time he's done this, he's gotten closer and closer to his goal. Some stuff you can't learn by reading. You have to learn by experience. You can be prepared somewhat, and fewer things will go wrong when you've taken the time to educate yourself, but it all comes down to experience. Eventually, he will be able to breed quite easily, but until that time, Trial-and-error takes the cake, in my opinion.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:31 AM   #318
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I know that it isn't easy, but his fry are dying around 2 to 3 weeks with each spawn. He is not getting closer and closer with each one.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #319
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If his fry have been dying at 2-3 weeks every time, then I must have been misreading, because I was quite certain that I read at least a few of his fry survived to just over a month.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #320
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actually i disagree....bettas are easy...my first 2 spawns did not go well...after that all of my spawns had 75-90% survival rates...the major reasons for losing them is improper care and improper feeding...
while i am not any kind of expert on bettas ; i have bred , raised and sold well over 5000 of them...
success comes from being properly prepared and following through with the proper care and feeding of the fish...and this goes for any species...
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #321
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
actually i disagree....bettas are easy...my first 2 spawns did not go well...after that all of my spawns had 75-90% survival rates...the major reasons for losing them is improper care and improper feeding...
while i am not any kind of expert on bettas ; i have bred , raised and sold well over 5000 of them...
success comes from being properly prepared and following through with the proper care and feeding of the fish...and this goes for any species...
Bettas are difficult to spawn, and the fry can be hard to raise. I do agree that once you get the hang of it, it can be easy. Properly caring for bettas is definitely a must. Being prepared for anything that could happen is also a must. I have read about caring and raising betta fry, and while I won't do that, I am going to be getting a baby betta from Petco and try my hand at raising it to adulthood. I hope that I am successful with it, because if I am successful with it, I can help others raise them to adulthood.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #322
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Actually, I said breeding is pretty easy. Not raising the fry. I have spoken with people who have said that betta fry are some of the hardest fw fry to raise. They aren't easy to raise, but inducing spawning isn't impossible. I've done it several times. I got the fry to live for 2 months, but they were what I'd call, dwarf bettas..... Should've called em rare and sold em for a million bucks.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:12 PM   #323
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Just picked up my betta stiktos from a guys house that I met on a betta forum. They're very nice fish. I'll post pics when the male colors up and lets me take pics.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:28 PM   #324
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Female stiktos is fat and the male has a nest. Gonna release her tonight. Hoping for babies.
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Good luck! I've been thinking about trying bettas. I've got the prettiest pair...
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:56 PM   #326
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Just spawned this morning. Female is barely beaten up. Should have about 100 eggs. At least.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #327
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The male ate a few, the tank leaked a few (gallons), and I only got a few (2). One of them is quite large while the other is small. My female jumped in with the male last night and he had a nest. I wonder if they'll spawn this morning.
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:56 PM   #328
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They did spawn. I got 1 baby from that batch and one from the next. A few days ago, i bred those siblings so now ima great grandpa.
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