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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question betta breeding

ok. i have a male betta, i named him zanzibar and i want to breed him, but i only want to breed him for the fry, so i can feed my tetra does that mean i have to get everything? Like the tubing and air pump, filter and such
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Why would you want to breed him for the fry to feed to a tetera?
If you wanted to breed him would have have to purchase a female and everything, and you could end up with hundreds of fry.

If you want to feed your tetera live food try something else like brine shrimp or frozen foods.

Breeding for bettas for food is cruel, I think because the male can be aggressive with the female injuring her, or the other way around.
Please don't breed for food.If you want some fry to feed to other fish choose a different type of fish and do your research.

May I ask why you want to fed live fish?





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Oh don't live feed fish i find that very cruel

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oh.. but i asked my firend and he said that its the way of life and only the strong survive.. so to me its not cruel...
and technically u didnt answer my question thanks for ur time
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I actually answered your question. You would need to buy everything.
Your better off feeding flakes or pellets, or frozen. Not other fish.





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its very hard to breed bettas they can be aggressive to each other sometimes hurting and killing each other.

you have to raise the temp a few degrees some days before, remove the female shortly after, have a large enough tank, allow them to build bubble nests and have the babies.

i take it you don't have a tank with a heater, air pump, filter, as you should have these anyway for a betta.

I don't see why you want to feed them to your other fish anyway. How is it survival of the fittest if you are breeding them, and putting babies in a closed in area with other fish that will eat them. that is not survival of the fittest to me.

My tetras won't eat babies anyway.

What are you going to do if your fry grows faster than your fish eats them throw them away??

Don't do it, for the sake of animals don't do it.

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ya ya.. i know what i need. i was just making sure i had everything..

kendalle your saying that your tetra dont even eat baby brine shrimp? and as far as im concerned i dont care what your fish eat

if any of the fry survive then good 4 them.. i'll donate the females and males to petco or petsmart or keep em till they die...

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Kendall meant her fish don't eat baby fish, nothing was said about brine shrimp.

Please don't be stupid and go breeding for bettas for food.There's better food alternatives.Do you research before anything and you'll see that bettas aren't meant to be breed for food, ifs way to stressful on them.





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do you even know if petco takes them? ours wont they don't take pets from backyard breeders they don't want to bring illness to thier stores

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Agree, Petco and Petsmart won't buy animals from backyard breeders.

"Only the strong survive" only applies in the wild. Fish don't live in tanks in the wild, and they're not thrown into glass boxes with predator fish either.

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I personally don't agree with breeding for feeding, but opinions left aside don't you thing that the effort of buying a female, getting another tank for her when they aren't breeding (and she will have to eat and be cared for too), and keeping an eye on them to make sure all the setting is right for breeding and taking extra care that the female is not injured is so much more than just buying live foods for your tetras (if you really want them to eat live rather than freeze-dried or flakes or whatever)???

Sorry if I sound rude but I just don't understand why you would want to do such a thing when it's so much easier to just buy the food and much less stressful for the bettas.

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i really didnt ask for your opinions.
why wouldnt i research before i went and bought a female betta if i didnt know what i was doing.. im not dumb i know i have to care for everything i buy... if i didnt know what i was doing i wouldnt be doing this.
my petco and petsmart except anything.. and i never said i was going to sell them to them..
and i know u guys strongly disagree in me breeding my fish and idont really care what you think of me ☺
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Theres really no need to be rude. We're just thinking of the animals, and informing you.





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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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oh.. sorry dont mean to sound rude.. i dont really wanna start an argument.. just i was asking a simple question.. and i know ur just defending animals..
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if you know what your doing and have researched it why did you ask.

OK your question is do you have to buy everything... yes.

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