Betta Spawn Log : BSL20180326 : HMPK Blue + Red (M) x HMPK Blue (S)

Probably the longest breeding process for this male Betta. We wish to breed more Betta which have this body shape but different colours. Maybe this will come after a few generations.

Male: HMPK Blue + Red
Age: 3+ months
Temperaments: Extremely aggressive and brave.
Size: Medium (3.5cm body only)
Grade: B

If not for the colour and under-developed fins, this male Betta have the best overall body shape in our collection. It's not afraid of us and always flared at us. We've seen how it tore apart several female Bettas fins and causing trauma to these females. One of the female Betta, which was purchased as a pair, was so frightened to be put along side this male Betta.

Female: HMPK Red Blue
Age: 3+ months
Temperaments: Passive.
Size: Small (2.5cm body only)
Grade: C

Generally passive and not much eggs produced. We've chosen this one as we want to breed blue colour HMPK. Nevertheless, this female have successfully mated with the male (finally)!

Log Notes
Found some eggs in the bubble nest, not a lot and scattered around. Immediately removed both female Bettas as the this male Betta was very aggressive and biting all the females. We've tried to add more female Bettas to encourage competition among the female Bettas so that it can breed with this male. We definitely need to revise our preparation procedures.

Found some fry were swimming vertically and the male Betta was busy picking it up. We also noticed that the male Betta was too tired and not flaring anymore but resting at the bottom of the breeding tank. A common behaviour of overly aggressive male Betta after post-breeding.

Moved the breeding tank to different rack. Still quite a large number of fry and the male Betta was not as aggressive as before.

Cleaned up the breeding tank. Remaining fry (8 found) were moved to BSL20180316. There fry were too small and not growing at usual rate.

1/ Monitor the fry growth rate. Big breeding tank may not be suitable if the number of fry were too small.

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