Fish breeding!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Squishy, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Anybody else? Of course there are!

    Just got back into my teenage hobby of breeding Bettas... We've got 6 imported halfmoons [​IMG]

    My first new spawn shall be Pinky x Copper
    Pinky is blue wash opaque with great finnage.. sorry I dont have a pic.. need a new digital camera [​IMG]
    Copper female is sooo gorgeous with great purple tones from some blue genes

    Im hoping for some Platinums out of this and I REALLY want some babies to work on a purple line with... all of my fish were selected with that in mind... I know they say there is no such thing as a true purple.. but I'll settle for some that just look it! LOL [​IMG]

    One of our other boys...

    Pinky just went in the spawning tank today.. Tomorrow the female will be put in the other side, she is sooo full of eggs! And I'll let him work on his bubblenest.. but hes such a lazy builder!
  2. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I love the halfmoon betas and would love to get some, I just do not know where to get good stock. BTY, yours are absolutley beautiful, keep us posted on what you get.
  3. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    I get my fish from the Aquabid website... Lots of other fish stuff there too.. its an auction site like Ebay.

    There are great Bettas on there from many different breeders. It can get expensive though... especially when you see all the beautiful colors [​IMG]
    Lots of the listings are from Thailand so its more expensive to ship... but there are still some great fish from the US.

    Should this breeding of mine be sucessful, I'll probably be looking for good homes for some fishies that dont meet standards.
    Dont worry, Ill post again when there are baby pictures! [​IMG]
  4. celticbird

    celticbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2011
    silver city
    I raise fancy tailed guppies they r easy hahaha....I also just got some glofish woohoo.
  5. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Your fish are beautiful!
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    You have some real beauties there.
  7. alabama49

    alabama49 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    east central Alabama
    I use to raise guppys in a gallon glass jar many, many years ago. As I remember, I had a lot of plants in there but nothing else. I didn't use a air pump or anything. Can you still do that or have the fish morphed into needing the air pumps, filters, etc? I did keep my guppys thinned out as they bred vigorously!!!
  8. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    they're beautiful! i'd love to try breeding fish!
  9. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Thanks everyone [​IMG]

    As to breeding the guppies.. Im not an expert, allthough I have had some in the past. I do love them because if you have a male and you have a female, you'll definitely have some babies! [​IMG] I think how well guppies are going to do in an enviroment depends on the hardiness of the strain and how they were raised... 1 - 3 guppies would do OK in a non-airated enviroment.. especially with the plants, which always help wth water quality.. but once numbers go up, the oxygen level would go way down and they would probably all die. If it worked for you before with your methods.. surely it will work for you now [​IMG] But if you want to save yourself the hassle of frequent water changes.. you could always buy a fairly in-expensive mini tank kit. I got a 2.5 gal with a filter, hood, and light for $18.00 at Petco.
  10. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Sullivan, IL
    WOW! [​IMG] Your fish are gorgeous! I love bettas, but with funds currently so low I'll have to make due with our 10-15 (can't remember the size for sure) gal. community tank. Unfortunately with zebra danio, platys, and 2 male swordtails I don't think a betta's fins would be safe in my tank.

    I tried breeding bettas once back in high school. Didn't work so well, but then again I didn't know what I was doing and had no one to teach me. Haven't intentionally bred or tried to breed any fish since then, but my platys did spawn a few months ago. My husband came upstairs and told me the guppies spawned (at the time we had two guppies that were "free" because they were small fry and got caught in the net with the platys at the pet store). I looked at him and said, "I don't think so, both our guppies are male." He insisted that they had, so I went downstairs and sure enough there were dozens of tiny baby fish swimming around. Four of them managed to avoid being eaten or sucked up into the filter and are just about full grown now.

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