Red/Blue Dragon HM spawn log

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Red/Blue Dragon HM spawn log

Post by Crissyloach » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:31 pm

I forgot to write a new post saying that I am trying some betta pairs in the spawning tank earlier, but anyway...

They are spawning!!!!! :D :D :D I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!

The male:

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I don't have any pics of the female...she is all blue. I am taking a video- will be shared later. ;) Oh yes! It is a red/blue dragon HM (halfmoon) pair from a registered betta breeder.

More info later- I am soooo happy/excited that I am having trouble typing. :lol:
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Current betta count...Too many. :P

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Re: Red/Blue Dragon HM spawn log

Post by Crissyloach » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:11 pm

16 views and no comments?!? Meanies! :lol: :P

Video: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61350544@N03/5892125567/

Right now the eggs have eyes. :P

Poor daddy betta...he is looking at me (he looks 1/2 asleep and extremely bored) "have they hatched yet?" He is in for some fun! lol I can only imagine what daddy bettas go through...
[squeaky baby voice] "aaaaaaah!"
"Daaaaadyyy! Im fallllllllling!!!"
"daaaaad! Shes eating my tail!" "am not!" "are too!" (**both get sucked into dads mouth and spit out at the corner of the styro cup**) :P
"wheeeeeeeeee!" [/squeaky baby voice]

And there is always a couple who just keep falling. :lol: poor daddy betta! :P
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Re: Red/Blue Dragon HM spawn log

Post by Crissyloach » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:38 pm

PICS!!

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Re: Red/Blue Dragon HM spawn log

Post by Crissyloach » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:22 pm

Almost 50 views and no replies?!? Booooooooo! :P :lol:
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Re: Red/Blue Dragon HM spawn log

Post by Crissyloach » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:37 pm

Many updates...tons to write!

The fry have been fed a mix of microworms for the first little while then started on BBS. I do still add some microworms for the smaller ones, which works out well.

The first spawn (July 1st) ended up with 10 - 20 fry, which I am certainly not complaining about. lol Separating the males is touch with the larger spawns!! With frequent water changes, it does get to be quite a bit of work with a lot of males. The females can be kept together.

I did spawn them a second time, as I was hoping for a larger spawn. That turned out very well, and on July 24th, there were new eggs in a bubblenest! This spawn turned out very well, the 2 'parents' made it in very good shape (you wouldn't know that they were just in the breeding tank), and a good amount of fry came out of it. :D

The best I can describe them is swimming eyes with bellies and tails. LOL

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Older fry: (hoping to take more pics tonight! lol most were blurry)

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(Yup, you can see the wormies!! :P :lol: They look like white lines in the pic)


New fry: (!!)

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Current betta count...Too many. :P

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Re: Red/Blue Dragon HM spawn log

Post by ahmandi2 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:51 pm

I LOVE your video!!! That's probably the best spawning video i have ever seen. I've watched tons on youtube...lol...but yours is just spectacular. What a couple of pro's!
Truly amazing. Hopefully someday I'll get some more bettas' and possible be a witness to the same thing. Til now, I'll simply keep my eyes on yours.
Thank you for the video, and the pics!!!
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