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Betta Fish, breeding

Before you decide to get into Betta fish breeding, there are many things that you need to know. Breeding Betta fishes is difficult and takes a lot of time and effort. Having a male Betta fish and a female beta fish is not enough to have a successful spawning.

Before you begin Betta fish breeding, you will need to make certain that you have all of the required equipment. You will need a cycled spawning tank, which should be a ten gallon tank. This tank should be filled with about 4 or 5 inches of water, and use a sponge filter and submersible heater. The water temp should be set to 80 degrees. The next tank you will need is a cycled grow out tank. A 55 gallon tank is preferred, although a smaller tank can be used if you have a very small group of fry to raise. As your fry will need food to eat, you will need a brine shrimp culture and a micro worm culture. These are staple foods for your young Betta fish, so you must make certain the shrimp and worms are ready for when your young fry begin to eat.

Breeding Siamese fighting fish takes a lot of patience. Before you can begin the actual Betta fish breeding process, you will need to condition both the male Betta fish and the female Beta fish. This usually takes 2 weeks of good care and specialized feeding to prepare them for the spawning process. As the spawning tends to be violent, you will need to make certain you supervise the introduction of the female to the male's section of the tank. There should be a three or four day period of time where the female resides in a chimney or holding section so the male has time to build his bubble nest to prepare for the spawning and laying of eggs.

One aspect of Betta fish breeding you must know is when you have everything prepared and you have spawned your male and female together, you will need to remove the female from the breeding tank. As the males raise the fry, having the female in the tank can cause her death, or the death of the fry, as the male may eat them or kill her as a result of her presence. Once the fry have hatched and are swimming horizontally, you will need to remove the male Betta fish from the fry tank. It is at this point that you will want to begin feeding your fish the baby brine shrimp and micro worms you have prepared. This will need to be done multiple times during the day. May breeders will feed their baby fry 6 times a day.

With time, diligence and experimentation, you can enjoy keeping and breeding these wonderful fish. While it is not an easy process, it is well worth the hassle and dedication required.

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