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crazybettaman
02-06-2009, 09:04 AM
hey guys trying it again. this is my 3rd attempt. the first time....well lets not talk about the fist time, but the 2nd time went alittle better. there was a bubble nest egglaying female. but she was realy hungery and the male ran her off before she could drop more, plus he wasnt that interested in the eggs, but now the male was blowing a nest in his jar and the fm is full and ready. i put them in the breeder about 2 this morning. the male is starting to hang out under the nest protector. if he doesnt build in the next 12 hrs. ill put the bubble wrap in there. cross ur fins and wish me luck:eusa_sick:

thekarens
02-06-2009, 10:19 AM
Good luck!

CichlidFan
02-06-2009, 10:27 AM
Yes, good luck ...maybe the third time will be it for you....

Have you been in contact with PP or resident betta master, for tips?

CF

fishboyt
02-06-2009, 11:18 AM
Good luck! If you go onto the weather channel.com and put in your zip code, you can see if a weather front will blow through. I have a pair in the spawning tank right now because a front will come through this weekend. (It makes them want to spawn).

nacra99
02-06-2009, 11:33 AM
Good Luck!
I would just put the bubble wrap in right now (bubble side down). It might help him get started quicker.

crazybettaman
02-06-2009, 11:43 AM
i think im gettin some of that same front, ok illput the bubble wrap in. and i have pp's web site as one of my favorates. thanks guy. oh congrats fishboyt, my second attempt would have beat beat you. maybe ill get there before u this time. on ur mark get set go!!!!!!

fishboyt
02-06-2009, 01:17 PM
i think im gettin some of that same front, ok illput the bubble wrap in. and i have pp's web site as one of my favorates. thanks guy. oh congrats fishboyt, my second attempt would have beat beat you. maybe ill get there before u this time. on ur mark get set go!!!!!!


I'm trying to go for 2 spawns every month. I had 2 last month and now I need 2 for this month. I'm gonna win! :p :lol:

crazybettaman
02-06-2009, 01:55 PM
i geuss im going to have put my double tail and hm together today, they look about ready.bring it.lol

crazybettaman
02-06-2009, 02:14 PM
alright heres alittle vid of whats going on. forgive the quality its a 4 mega pix http://s424.photobucket.com/albums/pp328/levi_014/?action=view&current=ctspawning.flv

fishboyt
02-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Is the male a crowntail and the female a veiltail?

Somefishguy
02-06-2009, 03:14 PM
What are you guys trying to spawn (have you got to spawn)? Whats the plan with the babies?

fishboyt
02-06-2009, 03:22 PM
What are you guys trying to spawn (have you got to spawn)? Whats the plan with the babies?


We are spawning bettas. What I plan to do with my babies is to sell them.

Somefishguy
02-06-2009, 03:34 PM
lol I know you are spawning bettas ;) I ment more what type/characteristics

fishboyt
02-06-2009, 04:02 PM
One of the pairs I spawned was a veil tail and the male had a tan body with white and blue speckled fins. The female had a tan body with red fins. (I'm trying to go for patriotic).


Right now i'm trying to get my snow white OHM pair to spawn.

Somefishguy
02-06-2009, 05:50 PM
ok cool..

Keep us updated on them and Good Luck

crazybettaman
02-07-2009, 12:00 AM
both cts, its hard to tell, if i would stop spending money on fish and just buy a better cam, i could get better shots, now ive got a combodion hm female and a ddt male having at it lets see if i can a vid worth watchin

crazybettaman
02-07-2009, 12:20 AM
alright this guy was pretty shy, i just put them in thge spawn tank so they look a little awkard, its like a blind date.my female has been ready for about three weeks shes ready to pop, the male has been blowing bubbles since i got him a week ago.so let the magic begin. if everything goes right this should be a big spawn.:wine::eusa_boohoo::icon_axe:

nacra99
02-07-2009, 01:40 AM
Wow.. they look pretty good in the vid. Nice BF CT.
Good luck with the spawn!

fishboyt
02-07-2009, 08:20 AM
My OHM male is blowing a bubble nest and the female is full of eggs.

crazybettaman
02-07-2009, 08:27 AM
he,he,he cts have eggs in the nest.where you at fishboyt:eusa_dance::poked:

fishboyt
02-07-2009, 09:25 AM
Crap! I'll get you some day.

Zulaab
02-07-2009, 12:32 PM
he,he,he cts have eggs in the nest.where you at fishboyt:eusa_dance::poked:

Congrats !!!!:icon_super:

fishboyt
02-07-2009, 04:50 PM
My OHM's are spawning! :icon_super: :p

crazybettaman
02-08-2009, 01:01 AM
:emt_crazy:ive got eggs in the hm/ddt nest. i cant stop my self, its 1 in the mornin and im setting up a third tank:bs_help:

crazybettaman
02-09-2009, 10:13 PM
well fishboyt u might actualy get this one, three tanks, 6 bettas, no eggs. none that i can see anyway. i mean all the behaviors r there, the males r keeping the nest right, the fms r totaly ran off. i mean they cant even pop their heads up without the males going ape sh...... well u know, on them. ive done everything buy the book. i dont get it, any suggestions, my cts were"done" 2 days ago and nothin.

PhishPhreek
02-10-2009, 08:00 AM
Unfortunately, sometimes a pair just doesn't click. I had one male that was never interested in the females of the same color but would spawn with any other color that I didn't want..........

If they are not damageing each other I have left them together for a week and sometimes they spawn later in the week. But usually if they are not done by the 3rd day it's time to put them in isolation, treat their wounds and recondition them for another attempt with a different mate.

Glad to see you guys are doing so well, but remember the real work comes after you jar the young males and you have to change the water every week for allllll of them until you pick the best and sell or cull the rest. http://content.sweetim.com/sim/cpie/emoticons/00020369.gif (http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&lpver=3&ref=10)

fishboyt
02-10-2009, 08:09 AM
Both the pairs I spawned this month ate their eggs. One of those was my OHM male, but I think it's just because he's a new breeder and didn't know what to do.

fishboyt
02-10-2009, 08:14 AM
Unfortunately, sometimes a pair just doesn't click. I had one male that was never interested in the females of the same color but would spawn with any other color that I didn't want..........

If they are not damageing each other I have left them together for a week and sometimes they spawn later in the week. But usually if they are not done by the 3rd day it's time to put them in isolation, treat their wounds and recondition them for another attempt with a different mate.

Glad to see you guys are doing so well, but remember the real work comes after you jar the young males and you have to change the water every week for allllll of them until you pick the best and sell or cull the rest. http://content.sweetim.com/sim/cpie/emoticons/00020369.gif (http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&lpver=3&ref=10)



I'm trying to make a system that is made of 2-liter soda bottles connected with airline tubing for the males.

crazybettaman
02-10-2009, 11:49 PM
well i turned the heaters of this morning and left for work , i left them in there together though, because like PP said they werent really hurting each other, when i got back home around 10 my ddt m,hm m, have defently have eggs yeh, this will be my first success. i turned the heater back on and took the female out yo medicate, so fishboyt how r urs doing

crazybettaman
02-10-2009, 11:49 PM
sorry i meant ddt fm

fishboyt
02-11-2009, 02:23 AM
I have my betta imbellis pair in the spawning tank right now....

crazybettaman
02-11-2009, 02:28 AM
hmm, imbellis r thouse the peaceful kind of heard of. got any pics

fishboyt
02-11-2009, 02:44 AM
http://houstonfishbox.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=25066

fishboyt
02-11-2009, 02:47 AM
hmm, imbellis r thouse the peaceful kind of heard of. got any pics


Yes, their name means peaceful fish.

crazybettaman
02-11-2009, 02:53 AM
whats the difference between them and the wild type, they look very similiar, or r they wild type.oh they look really cool man i want a couple of fry.

fishboyt
02-11-2009, 02:58 AM
They are the wild type. I can not get them to spawn. Every time I would put them in the spawning tank, they would just sit there.

fishboyt
02-11-2009, 07:21 PM
OHM pair is in the spawning tank. (For the third time).

crazybettaman
02-11-2009, 11:18 PM
well igeuse my ddt m, got alittle hungery, most of the eggs r gone. there were at least 100. now maybe 20. theres still hope

fishboyt
02-12-2009, 12:54 PM
well igeuse my ddt m, got alittle hungery, most of the eggs r gone. there were at least 100. now maybe 20. theres still hope


Sorry to hear that. There is still hope.

crazybettaman
02-17-2009, 12:25 AM
:aua:its official nothin made it, will start condition later and it another shot. ill start a new thread titled fourth times a charm right?

PhishPhreek
02-17-2009, 07:19 AM
If you feel that he is going to eat the eggs next time, you can hatch them yourself by removing the male (& female) and lowering the water level in the tank to about 1/2" so that when the eggs hatch the fry don't have very far to swim to get to the surface. Be sure to add a cover to keep cool breezes off the nest and don't put too bright a light over the tank as it will cause evaporation and pop the bubbles. A couple of days after they hatch add some green water or infusoria. and you're back on schedule. http://content.sweetim.com/sim/cpie/emoticons/0002018C.gif (http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&lpver=3&ref=10)

crazybettaman
02-17-2009, 07:21 AM
thats cool man, i will deffently be use that technique in the future

fishboyt
02-23-2009, 11:39 AM
I had a spawn yesterday...

PhishPhreek
02-23-2009, 01:48 PM
http://content.sweetim.com/sim/cpie/emoticons/0002011B.gif (http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&lpver=3&ref=10) keep us posted

fishboyt
02-23-2009, 02:24 PM
http://content.sweetim.com/sim/cpie/emoticons/0002011B.gif (http://www.sweetim.com/s.asp?im=gen&lpver=3&ref=10) keep us posted



Will do. I used that method you said to use because he has eaten the eggs before. :cry:

crazybettaman
02-23-2009, 11:14 PM
congrats fishboyt, good work man. im still conditioning. iwant my females to be fat as heck and full of eggs

fishboyt
02-24-2009, 08:10 AM
congrats fishboyt, good work man. im still conditioning. iwant my females to be fat as heck and full of eggs



Thanks! If your males ate the eggs last time you spwaned the pair, use the method phishphreek said.

fishboyt
02-24-2009, 08:10 AM
It looks like they're hatching!

fishboyt
03-03-2009, 07:26 PM
Well, I think some of them hatched and then died, and some didn't hatch at all.