Well i thought i would move this into its own subject because i have definitely chosen to try to breed bettas again. so i have the basic's down and have gotten babies before just haven't gotten them to reach maturity do to a food shortage. So im going to give it another go, 3rd time around hope everything goes well. Currently im in the process of ordering all my supplies, and live food cultures.
here is what i plan to breed them with please let me know of any alternatives i could use.
1. 30 gallon tank, about half full, no gravel
2. 2 clover sponge filters, now i do have to order these online, and i did use these for my last batch, they are supposed to fill with the micro organisms that can also double as an alternative food source, is there any alternative with filters or is sponge the only way? no filter?
3. aquarium heater
4. live plants, possible additional food source
5. live food cultures
6. brine shrimp net, for rinsing live food.
and probably some other things, maybe i just can't think of them at the moment
some questions i never answered, got too...
Do female bettas come in special varieties, or are they always just labeled as female?
How do you class a fish? i've seen all the varieties, but when it comes to crossing and breeding how do you class your betta offspring? just on looks or does it greatly matter on what you cross? ex: crown tail male x regular female= regular females, slight loss of crown tail in males, and some common males? its been awhile and i haven't seen actual colors from my cross, so i don't really know this one.
i do have 2 betta books that ill probably re-read through before i start too, they both are very good books ill post the title & authors soon too.
and maybe we will start the conversation here , love to see pics of your fish too, and maybe offspring results, and classification pics (crowntail, halfmoon, etc)