#1 Step by step guide to breeding betta fish – by Julien Sirard
One of the most important breeding factors to remember is Betta fish can make more eggs than you expect—over 600.
I got got a mail betta fish a month ago, and I think I will be able to handle a female and have them breed. I had a betta fish a long time ago and he survived 3 yrs. and I can ask my pet store if they want to the fry after I have had them crown for a while. Do you think I am ready?
Select healthy specimens of the type of betta you want. The tail fin types of betta breeds and how to tell male or female betta fish are discussed in . Then choose the best breeding stock as outlined here. The pair of breeders you select should be conditioned and the breeding tank needs to be set-up.
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All of these items are not required to breed Betta fish. However,
Once you decide you want to breed the beautiful species of Betta fish, you may have a lot of questions. requires a certain level of knowledge, and first and foremost is understanding how to set up your breeding tank. Feeding - Always feed breeding fish a proper, balanced diet. Experienced breeders recommend live brine shrimp and blackworms which help condition the fish for breeding. Continue the Betta’s normal diet of standard flake foods as well as live and frozen foods. To help with conditioning, place the male and female in separate tanks but next to each other with a glass partition between them, and feed them live food simultaneously. Even the sight of the female might provoke the male to begin building its bubblenest. Observation - Before purchasing the Bettas you wish to breed, . Watch for the fish that are more energetic, for active fish will increase your chances of . The best Bettas for breeding are those that are mature and have been conditioned in their respective tanks for at least a few days. Working with several pairs at once allows for trial and error and will nearly ensure success with at least one male and female. Betta breeding has become a hobby and a wonderful enjoyment for many Betta owners. Begin with one pair of Bettas in their own tank and become familiar with every aspect of breeding. Soon you will come to love the process of watching these beautiful little fish hatch and grow before your eyes! When Bettas are ready to breed, they do not mind if the is full of other fish. However, because of their territorial nature, their behavior can be damaging to your other fish. Additionally, Bettas’ tank mates could easily eat the eggs and newborns once they hatch and live within the tank.Bettas are pretty easy to spawn. To start I am going to give the typical US breeding set up. You will need a container, a way to keep it at the proper temperature, something for the fish to build a nest under and some place for the female to hide. The container you breed your Bettas in can be anything that holds water. The first thing to come to mind for most people is a fish tank. Some people use 10 gallons and others 5 gallons. The drawback with the larger tank is often the female can escape the male to the point he forgets about her and breeding all together. So, if you try a 10 gal and have difficulty spawning, put a divider in it to reduce the space the pair use for breeding. A 5 gallon tank makes a great spawn tank and home for the fry for the first month of their life.