has anyone ever been succesful with hatching beta fishes at home?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by L*A*G*, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    odd questoin I know but I want to know [​IMG]
     
  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but my tetras and guppies breed like crazy...if they wern't carnivorous, I'd have a big problem.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I contemplated breeding them at one time. I realized I didn't want to have to keep the males in individual jars that need waterchanging on a regular basis.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Aren't they bubblenest builders like gouramies? That's neat to watch. I've hatched pearl gourami fry (but not successfully raised, as it was a community tank and they became snacks for tetras despite my having removed the female gourami after spawning). It was not excessively challenging, although obviuosly I failed miserably in preventing them being eaten [​IMG] My vague impression is that it is the RAISING, not the hatching per se, that's difficult, and I think outdoor tanks or artificial ponds are sometimes used.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  5. ()relics

    ()relics horse/dog shrink

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    bubble nesters...the father tends the nest and helps the eggs hatch...then he spends his time picking the eggs up from the bottom of the tank and putting them back into the nest until they hatch =free swimming stage..... then remove the male or he begins the feast. Yeah I had a few build nests and hatch fry BUT they are very fragile. I wouldn't suggest using pet store fish, JMO, if you are serious buy 4 or 5 females and 2 males from a breeder....Alot of the pet store fish are too old or have been too stressed to spawn....again JMO
     
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    ()relics :

    bubble nesters...the father tends the nest and helps the eggs hatch...then he spends his time picking the eggs up from the bottom of the tank and putting them back into the nest until they hatch =free swimming stage..... then remove the male or he begins the feast. Yeah I had a few build nests and hatch fry BUT they are very fragile. I wouldn't suggest using pet store fish, JMO, if you are serious buy 4 or 5 females and 2 males from a breeder....Alot of the pet store fish are too old or have been too stressed to spawn....again JMO

    have you hatched them yourself? dosen't the water have to be at a temp for the breeding? how many eggs will one female hatch at one time?​
     
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  7. ()relics

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    i had no heater in the tanks....the female spawned 1000's of eggs and the male tended to them....100's of them hatched...VERY few of them reached Free Swimming size and fewer still reached adulthood...As I said They seemed to be VERY FRAGILE...I ended that experiment because it seemed a waste of tank space.....jmo...Google "beta breeding " for a more indepth answer.
     
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I hatched fry from petstore bettas before. I then invested in having some shipped from Florida. They also bred, but I never raised babies. I finally hunkered down, went and spent probably a good thousand dollars on bettas and supplies, and never accomplished another breeding. I had done everything that anyone told me, and still no bettas. So, honestly, try it without the expensive equipment first. BUT, make sure that you have GOOD food. Microworms, vinegar eels and dry foods are not enough.
     
  9. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    Yes!!!!!
    managed to breed a few of them and hatched and managed to keep alive and growing...33 of the little ones! in a 10 gal tank, had to remove my catfish and plako to do it though. shortly after they lay the eggs the female must be removed or she will eat the eggs!.

    if you have any further questions you can feel free to PM me or post here. I will subscribe to it.
     
  10. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    the females eats the eggs and males eat the babies!? how dumb
     

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