Thursday, 20 January 2011

Betta Breeding Journal 01 + 02

Pipet note:
this time i'm trying to breed my so called super red veil tail
(A cheap one actually)
with a common female ,black blue and a bit of red in the edge
of the dorsal fin. lets call them the Red Couple.

and also i got itchy to let another couple giving a try.
a cheap turquoise male short tail plakat with its own siblings
a somewhat turquoise with red stripe.
Lets call them the turquoise Couple.

110110 Red Female exposed (In the cage doing its pole dancing all day)
110111 Still exposing the Red Female
110112 Turquoise Female Exposed
110113 Both Female released to mate.
110114 i did checked, i tot nothing happened. No eggs was released.
110115 checked, nothing out of the ordinary.
my brother told me they will mate if the light is out.
so i took the lights out.
110116 came back by 1800, tiny tails coming out of the nest!! waah!!
both male is now busy collecting the young fry dat fall.
suspected the fry hatched on the 15th evening
110117 Gave them some artemia dat i've prepared earlier.
Took out both male. and fed them the same artemia,
this was found out later to be a mistake.
2 days old fry still needs the father.
2 days old fry dont eat artemia.
110118 went to thailand for some work matter...
was thinking if i could actually took some time to go to a betta farm
there, it would be heaven for me.
110119 landed in malaysia and checked the fry at 2300.
they're now swimming a lot more.
Vacuum the tank floor.
replaced with new fresh water from my other planted tank.
Red tank was kept as less current as possible.
still there was 4 fry got into the hose. Returned them back.
The Turquoise tank however suffer a great mistake.
the current was max!! best say that i stir my morning coffee
with less force then what the fry might be feeling.
110120 0940 prepare a new mixture of artemia
tried giving them the egg yolk, no.. they're not buying it.
Turquoise tank ended up with less then 20 fry survived.
it was less in the beginning anyway.
Suspected due to the less time for the Turquoise Female being exposed
The Red tank however ended up with less casualties.
yes we can see 2 dead fry lying on the tank floor. But that is it.
estimated fry qty might from 100-150
all static in the same location, pedalling with their caudal fin kot.

110121 if consider that the birthday of the little fish is somewhat
between 15 or 16th of January, They today they should be 1 week
of age already. Feeding them with artemia today.
Couldnt see them munching on those little sucker though.
-they're starting to have colours... red in their belly.
i dont know whether that is their colour or not..
but that shows progress.
Their swimming improved!!
cant wait till its their second week.
cause i have to remove them into their community tank.
which will fall early February,
Wait a minute... i'm moving on early February!!

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