My betta breeding project is starting in just a little while. I have a 5-gallon breeding tank already cycled and set up, with a male betta already in it. I am going to get a female for breeding. I might get her tomorrow, or maybe sometime next week.
This just wont work, Baby Bettas wont eat it they must have live foodI'm going to feed them crumbled-up fish food
Thats not good, Once the fry are old enough they will need to go into their own tank.And as for the fry, I have a 55-gallon I can divide up for them
Around 8 weeks.Do you know what age baby bettas will start fighting each other if they are males?
I've been keeping fish since I was six years old- bettas and mosquitofish, wild tadpoles, now guppies, danios, and soon ram cichlids.How long have you been fish keeping? If you just started within a year or two, you probably aren’t ready. When you have fish fry you have to put a lot of effort into keeping them healthy. Betta fish lay many eggs, over 100! You have to have the space and time to keep fry. And once they grow up, where are you going to put them? Dont try breeding fish for “fun” if that’s what you are thinking. Also, if you haven’t done breeding you should think about where 100 fish will go. If you were going to sell them they would have to be very high quality betta fish or else no one would be very interested in them. It takes many generations of betta fish breeding to produce a high quality batch of fry.
That's not totally true. You can buy different grades of male Betta from petshops ranging from cheap short finned males to show fish with huge fins.Bettas you buy from a pet shop are not worth breeding, the hobby is full of second rate Bettas that should have been culled.
Just a little tip, To reduce the possibility of inbreeding source your fish from different breeder and LFS's (I know a lot of places get from the same wholesaler but it can help if they don't)quality ones for breeding or pets. The males I can use for breeding are: