I decided to pair my lovely turquoise bettas. The male is a young halfmoon from Ploybetta in Thailand . He is vivacious and rearing to go. The female is the mother to the previous spawn.
Im hoping they will spawn sometime in the next day or so.
spawned 27/6/04 about 50 eggs.
11/07/04 about 20 fry that i can see, they are double the size of the other fry tank and growing well.
5/08/04 The official body count is 18 healthy robust babies. About 3 so far have doubletails which tells me both parents carry doubletail in their genes. Not what i was expecting but atleast I will have a variety. I will be jarring some in the next week.
16/08/04 – I have jarred 3 fry tonight, all maturing well.
22/08/04 – 5 fry have been jarred now, 5 are in a grow out tank and 8 are still in spawning tank. They are growing very well and colours are now emerging. These fish should be up for sale in late september. If you are interested in being on the list for these fish please email me. Prices should be around the $15 per fish mark.
Here are a couple of the fry that have been jarred. Some of them look to have fantastic designs on their tail rays.
10/09/04 – Fish are now for sale, they are only 10 weeks old but most are ready to fly the coop.
I have also decided to spawn another pair that i liked, just hoping with fingers crossed to get some pastels. The father is a steel blue delta and the mother a opaque/cambodian/ pastel. She is the sister to my first spawn mother above. The father is probably around 12 months and is fully grown. He is leaning towards superdelta. The mother is a about 6 months, When i say she is opaque/cambodian/pastel i mean she has the cambodian body but with irridecince of an opaque. She has a lovely light turquoise tail with red through it.
Spawned 25/6/04 about 60 eggs or thereabouts.
5/7/04 ……..Unfortunately the father became very depressed after i took him out of spawning tank and never recovered. He died this morning. Despite attempts to treat him. I looked every square inch of his body over but found no sign of disease. He just lost colour and lied around at bottom of tank for a week. Betta’s are known for depression but this guy took it to new heights.
11/07/04 About 20 fry that i can see but alot of plant life going on.
Firstly I put a vt male together with a delta female. The male whom i call mr bumpy is a royal blue with redwash and lots of turquoise. The female is a really nice turquoise with no redwash. My aim was to get turquoise babies.
They spawned around the 15th march 2004. There was about 40 all up, 9 have survived. They are mostly gorgeous turquoise, there are some that look to be turquoise with red . Mostly females. sadly all but one have no ventrals. The only one that does has only one. The fry are completely healthy in every other way and can still spawn normal babies with ventrals. I probably overfed the microworms and the fry sat on the bottom and lost their ventrals.
Babies pics – ALL SOLD 15/7/04
On this spawn, there turned out to be 3 males who sprouted some magnificent colours. 7 of 9 fish were turquoise and 2 were royal blue.