Wow, two weird subjects together. Last month was an interesting month. Had some real beauties come out of my fish room!
The reason I do all this is, something to do, something that I CAN do. It's odd, fun, gives me a chance to "tinker" with nature and shows results relatively quickly. A fish can be raised from fry in 3 months. Four generations a year can be raised.
I am not the best, nor do I strive to be the best (and spend all that money). I don't do this
Just wanted to weigh in. It seems like a lot of people read my blogs here. Up to 900+ for some of them. Who are you guys, anyone want to chime in?
I have been breeding Betta for just over two years now. Starting out with lofty dreams, I spent three hours a day researching Betta online, reading books and posting idiot questions on Bulletine Boards.
Spent probably 1,000 easily on this that and the other, thinking I would use it all. Most of it is in boxes, used once
Thia male has excellent lines but a lot of charcoal wash. The female - not so much, but she is SOLID white, no wash, not even in the gills (females have it so easy).
Didn't get a ton of eggs. This male is almost a year old, and never seemed interested until now. Just blew his first bubble nest, so I took a chance. The female has a lot of damage from my first attempt to breed her
This guy came from crossing my best butterfly with a non-red female who has unusually wide dorsal base. Every one of the fry had a great dorsal base but none looked as good as this one. Since I am not trying for red, he just went into the rose garden...
JUST KIDDING! He is living with a friend of mine and loving life as a bachelor. Only one female turned out non-red with some flakes
His father looked just like him but had more red wash. This mother was a solid white half moon. Her mother is his grandfather's mother too.
This is his father: http://s83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...t=MVI_6877.flv
The mother of both
Updated 09-29-2009 at 11:28 AM by Hairechest
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