clue: i had little luck with brine shrimp maybe towards when i get them grown a bit, heard they fatten baby bettas up , though its like after the first couple weeks
plantea: yeah i was thinking on doing the cichlids, im not entirely sure what i will be doing, all i know is i have a 30 gallon, and a 55 gallon, i bred my bettas in the 20gallon long i have but ive turned that into a propagation chamber for cps. so they will probably move up to the 30 which is better.
SGcyn69: they might not have gotten fertilized, i knew that the female was sort of the dominant one in the tank , though according to my aunt she is probably the least dominant in her new home.
as for the bettas, i increased water temp, fed live food, and provided a place for the bubble nest to be built, actually i think i had luck with using the half a styrofoam cup, though they also appreciated live plants, or even float leaves on the surface. i found keeping humidity high in the tank a necessity, its important to keep the nests from falling apart, and to make sure the babies dont start life breathing dry air. just bad for their immune systems at the age. Also i didn't have a probablem with the male eating the babies , it was a good father, once the female lays the eggs there is the 24-36 hour hatching period, and then in the book i had it said to keep the male in for about a day or so after they hatch, because he will pick up the babies that fall from the nest. its actually really cool fish to breed, haha. you take the male out when the babies start to swim horisontally.
i've never tried angels before, i am pretty new to the egg layers i mean the only fish i've bred that lay eggs are i believe the bettas, which aren't common egg layers seeing as they lay in a bubble nest.
swords: haha i bred crickets when i was breeding geckos the only problem is they were in my room so all night i heard a stupid chirping, yes they sound nice when they are outside and far away, but when they are in the same room and there is only one of them, it annoyed me so much that some times i actually hunted the female down to feed it to my geckos haha. which reminds me of when they were little and i dont know if anyone else has had the experience but my geckos played tug a war with a cricket before. feel bad for the cricket but it was interesting
cool nice to see what everyone else is doing. so i think im definitely going to try the bettas again and ill keep everyone updated the best i can. at the moment cichlids seem like the fish i might breed in the 55, but are there any other things that might be fun? the other option was to just skip the breeding.
i was also interested in getting small collections of water plants for the tanks too.
~hornwort~my fish loved this plant
~not sure what else