They are spawning!!!!! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!
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.
Right now the eggs have eyes.
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**)
"wheeeeeeeeee!" [/squeaky baby voice]
And there is always a couple who just keep falling. poor daddy betta!
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.
The best I can describe them is swimming eyes with bellies and tails. LOL
Older fry: (hoping to take more pics tonight! lol most were blurry)
(Yup, you can see the wormies!! They look like white lines in the pic)
New fry: (!!)
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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