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Old 01-22-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!

I am new to the forums, but not new to the hobby. I've been keeping fish for about seven years now--wow, I hadn't realized it has been that long, I'm feeling a bit old.

I finally decided to go ahead and make accounts on all of my favorite fish forums (I've been lurking around for quite some time now) because I am considering taking my hobby to the next level: breeding. I have been doing a lot of research about breeding Bettas. Now, after three years of planning I am finally getting into the fun part, which is the actual purchasing of breeding stock. Not so fun for my wallet...

Hopefully by the spring I will have a breeding pair of "Koi" (red, orange, black and white marble) Halfmoon Plakats. As the breeding operation expands I would like to get into blue, yellow, black and white "Koi" Halfmoon Plakats, and Mustard Gas Halfmoons, maybe some Red Devil Halfmoons as well, but I'm getting ahead of myself! One thing at a time!

So here is a link to my website (I just set it up today): NB Betta

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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welcome to the forum!
20 gal; well planted
2 angelfish
4 cherrybarbs
5 cardinal tetras
1 dwarf gourami
3 oto catfish
1 bristlenose pleco
1 crown tail betta
2 rasboras
1 cory cat
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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Welcome to FF

20 Long: 4 albino Corycats, 4 red line tetra's, 6 Black Neon Tetra's, 1 Rubber lipped pleco- 8 years old now, never grew! 1 Blue Dwarf Gourami.

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum..
your going to start someone off about breeding bettas (mention no names lol )
the more that have knowledge in that department the betta (boom boom)
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #5
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Thank you for all of the welcomes

Weedkiller- I've been planning on breeding Bettas for three years now. It wasn't some random thought because I bought a pretty one at the pet store that I wanted to have babies, like some people. I've seen forums where new Betta breeders are asked a million and one questions on if they are prepared by concerned, experienced breeders. A lot of the time, these questions are necessary, some people just aren't cut out for breeding Bettas. I'm surprised I haven't received any of these messages or comments. I had two questions for the Betta breeding community, which Chard answered for me and from what I can tell Chard is a very reliable source of information. If any other breeders have any nuggets of information that they care to share I'm all ears!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Wait whats that i hear thundering along? oh wait ITS.....................................BETTAMAN

Nbbetta its not bad or anything, you will find out what i mean soon (possibly)

Got any pics of your current fish and tanks?
8 gallon-FW
2x Angel Fish
1x Glowlight tetra
2x Khhuli loach
2x Guppy

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Botia Kubotai
5 x baby cichlids

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #7
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How'd you know I was gonna post next? Anyways, welcome to the forum! Good luck on your betta breeding. It took my 14 tries to finally get eggs and I am still trying to get adults. Should be spawning my imbellis soon. Kinda left splendens behind though as they are not nearly as cool as imbellis, mahachaiensis, smaragdina, and stiktos. What type of fry foods do you have ready?
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #8
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Welcome - great site!
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:43 AM   #9

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