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OzShrimp

Shame you got wroughted atleast you got the knowledge out of it

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ineke

Plus ultimately I did something that I had wanted to do for many years. There were some beautiful Bettas in the batch. I'm most grateful I didn't have to cope with jarring several hundred males - that was a job and a half all by itself!

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lodo

We only try to have Max 30 at 8 weeks of age. What people have done in the past is sell juvies in lots of 10 or so for dirt cheap to let others grow them out. Please don't let it put you off breeding bettas again. Also as with all hobbies there are people who don't stick to their word. Small spawns helps keep it enjoyable, and makes life easier. Or the other option is try a pair of wilds. Generally smaller spawns and no need to jar out males

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ineke

Thanks for that- I did enjoy the experience and as I did so well I may try it again at a later date. I bred them at the wrong time of year for us too as we usually travel through winter and I don't have anyone to come and feed or do water changes so that made me realise I can't really keep fish at the moment too. I was taken by surprise with the large number of fry- when I first looked at the eggs I really thought there were only about 30 and would have been thrilled if even half of those had survived for a first try -I gave up counting after 150 in the end as they kept moving and I lost track. The person who took them did do a proper count and claims there were just over 300 -it wasn't in her best interest to lie about the high number so it must have been close to that amount. I have to learn to do things within my capabilities and although I am set up very well to cope with my shrimp -water changes for fish -especially that many - is a whole other thing especially with water temp being so critical. 

At least it was something to scratch off my bucket list -been there done that  -well almost anyway -I suppose it wasn't a complete success because I only reared them for 5 weeks.:smileys-fish-465204:

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Disciple

I would be very interested to see the ones you did keep @ineke

They must be pretty good

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ineke

I didn't keep any at all unfortunately. There were some beautiful fish in the spawn. Jamie ( Newbreed) bought some from the seller  - he might have some pictures.  , there were also a few with a beautiful light and darl pink butterfly pattern. I will see if I can find some pictures the seller sent me. 

These are just a couple I liked

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newbreed

Some of @inekes beautiful bettas as they grow!!!

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ineke

Beautiful if I do say so myself! Thanks Jamie it's lovely to see them!

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lodo

Wish you kept some ineke, would of been great in a show for having been self bred. Nothing beats watching your little babies end up being a show winner, makes all the hard work feel worth it a bit more

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ineke

In hind sight I probably should have kept a couple but at the time I was in so much pain I wasn't thinking straight. However I would still have had the problem of finding someone to come and feed them when we are away. Auto feeders are ok but still need filling and fish need water changes - I don't have anyone that could come in often enough. 

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On 3/17/2015 at 6:25 PM, Mamashack said:

I think what you refer to as diamond eye is when the "dragon-scales" grow they are quite thick and gradually move over the eyes eventually causing blindness. This isn't a problem if you don't move the tank decor and have a feeding routine where the betta knows where you'll be putting food in and when. 

I had a dragon-scale betta and didn't manage to establish this routine before he went completely blind and he eventually starved to death. :unhappy:  

My dragon scale plakat have the same fate with you although he did because He is already old I think He is already 2 years old, betta lifespan is just 2 years 

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