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Old 09-26-2008, 11:57 AM
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From what I'm told, if he were bred with the appropiate female, the new fin type of the babies, will cause a BANG in the betta circles. However, the guy who is presently working on this particular tail type, won't tell me what to breed him with. I'm off now, for a few days fishing. When I get back, I have to research genetics, and see if I can find out what I should breed him with. If there is anyone who knows anything about breeding for a particular tail type, feel free to make suggestions!....as I'm basically clueless at the moment. If any of you get bored, feel free to do some of the research for me!!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:12 PM
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Wow Sharon!! Robin is beautiful!!!!! He is like a model for the Betta fish! Good luck with the genetics and mating and such. But are you going to mate him with the same colored female or like a blue female? Good luck with everything!!!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:24 PM
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If he is a Quad crowntail it will be very hard to find a female with that same trait, breeders rarely sell the rare females (Halfmoons, double tails, and super deltas) your best bet would be to order one or hope that one of the offspring carries the trait.

The first time I bred bettas I mixed a orange cambodian male with a blue female and got mainly blue fry with a some red on the fins, Unfortunatly most of the fry didn't make it so I couldn't see all the colors.
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:26 AM
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Congratulations on your newest Betta Sharon. He is a beauty! Heh I love them all .
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:59 PM
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Sharon, I was wondering how Robin is doing and if you decided to let him be a daddy? He is so unique!
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:05 PM
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absolutely gorgeos fish Sharon.

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:35 PM
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I would like to try my hand at breeding...I've got to be away twice this month, for a 5 day period each time, so I definitely have to wait til I get back. I may even find an interesting female while I'm gone. Right now, I'd have to use the blue girl, as she's a Crowntail, and I don't want to lose the DD ray extension. I do wonder how I'm going to keep all the jars warm, though...and it will be winter here...
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:38 PM
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Well Sharon, put the jars under an office lamp with an incandesant bulb. That should produce enough heat to keep the water at the correct temp (well until night when you have to turn off the lights). Or you could put the jars on a heat mat designed for snakes and lizards that way the light wouldn't be an issue and you could still simulate a day/night cycle with your lighting.


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Old 10-28-2008, 10:03 PM
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Thanks!!! I wondered about those heat mats...I wonder how many jars I could get on one mat...it doesn't say how big they are. I've got a heat lamp, that I've used in the greenhouse in the spring. I'm not sure if that would be safe to use inside...
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5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:09 PM
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Sharon, heat lamps are safe inside, just don't get them close enough to touch anything that may combust. I had mine clamped to a stand to keep an Iguana warm using a red bulb. I still use the housing (reflector) with a regular bulb for a light in the storage area and even it puts out heat with a 60 watt bulb. To regulate your water temp you need to see how far away the heat lamp needs to be (no closer than 18 inches for reptiles due to the reptile getting a virtual sunburn... so I would try to follow that distance guidline for the fish jars).

The heat mats come in different sizes.

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