Betta Spawn Log : BSL20180315 : Giant Dark Blue (M) x Giant Galaxy (S)

After numerous attempts to mate two giant Bettas, we've finally found success with this particular pair. Compare to other types of Bettas, the giant Betta was probably the hardest to breed. First, it's hard to find good enough quality with reasonable price giant Betta (this is so true for female Betta). Second, giant Betta needs large tanks for growth compare to normal Betta, thus breeding this type of Betta without enough large tanks or plastic bottle is not recommended. Third, they have big appetite and thus additional costs in fish food. The nice thing about giant Betta is that they grow very fast and definitely a good choice for those who have big aquarium tank.

Male: Giant Dark Blue
Age: 4+ months
Temperaments: Aggressive but clumsy as well.
Size: Medium (4.5cm body only)
Grade: B

This male Betta was not our first choice but we failed to breed the female Betta below with other male Betta. And this male Betta seemed very compatible with the female Betta without trying to kill each other.

Female: Giant Galaxy
Age: 3+ months
Temperaments: Fast.
Size: Medium (3.0cm body only)
Grade: B+

Overall we love this female Betta, the body size is nice and balance. It was a lucky purchase from local breeder who were willing to let go a few female giant Bettas at an acceptable price. One unique characteristic about this Betta is this is one hell of fast swimmer. We've tried to mate her with three different male Betta and all of these males were unable to catch up with this female Betta. Only on one unlucky incident, its tail fin was bitten off by an very aggressive Giant male.

Log Notes
Both male and female Bettas were overly nice with each other and we thought both going to mate soon. Little we realized that both already mated and numerous eggs have been fertilized. The spawn seemed good enough. We decided to keep the female for a while as it's still mingling with the male Betta (suspect maybe to continue mating). Even the eggs were larger that normal Betta eggs (see photo below).

Decided to clean up the breeding tank. We've moved the male Betta from the tank into another smaller quarantine tank. The remaining fry were moved into another breeding tank. We've counted and found that only 9 managed to survive for this breeding project. These remaining fry have been moved to BSL20180316 breeding tank.

1/ Moved the fry into a smaller tank for easy feeding. If the breeding was too big and the number of fry was low, it's quite difficult for the fry to find or chase the Baby Brine Shrimp (BBS).

2/ One good way to detect whether these fry was being fed accordingly was checking their growth rate or body size. If the body size was too small even after a few weeks, meaning that these fry did not have adequate food.

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