Betta Spawn Log : BSL20180328 : HMPK Koi (M) x HMPK Koi (S)

Longest possible pair that we've conditioned before breeding, roughly 1-plus month. SO was not hurried to breed this pair and wanted to wait for other spawn to mature enough. Nevertheless, we've noticed that the female Betta have been ready for so long and might as well let both mate and breed.

Male: HMPK Koi
Age: 3+ months
Temperaments: Active and curious.
Size: Small (3.5cm body only)
Grade: B

Always curious and not afraid to confront us when ever we feed the male Betta. This is one male Betta which swims in an aggressive and majestic way.



Female: HMPK Koi
Age: 3+ months
Temperaments: Curious.
Size: Small (3.0cm body only)
Grade: B

Nothing particular special about this female Betta. Just quite quiet.


Log Notes
2018-03-28
The female Betta was let out from the isolation cup and both Bettas started to mate without much trouble. However, we've noticed not much eggs were produced and kind of disappointed with the outcome. We decided to let both fishes to settle down during the night.

2018-03-29
The male started to chase the female Betta. We assumed that the mating should have been completed. Unfortunately, we don't see much eggs in the bubble nest. The female Betta was jarred and quarantined. The female was looking quite good without any damages to its fins. Most likely explanation was both Bettas was conditioned within the breeding tank for so long. Maybe that could be the reason why not much eggs was fertilized during mating?

2018-04-06
Not many fry found within the tank as most were swimming or hiding at the back of the breeding tank covered by thick aquarium tank.

2018-04-10
No fry left.

Introspection
1/ We've underestimated the stress level of certain male Betta. Some male Bettas were not comfortable with human presence and may led them to eat up all the fry.

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