Betta Spawn Log : BSL201806024 : HM Orange + Red (S) x HM Dirty Yellow (S)

It has been a while we've another breeding project involving two HM. Timing was right as the male HM was making bubble nest and the female HM was fertile with eggs.

Male: HM Orange + Red (S)
Age: 3+ months
Temperaments: Normal.
Size: Small (3.0cm body only)
Grade: B

While we have quite a few HMs, especially own breeding project, but there is only a partial orange and red colour HM. While this HM is quite young, this male Betta have been building bubble nest non-stop for the past month.

Female: HM Dirty Yellow (S)
Age: 4+ months
Temperaments: Normal.
Size: Small (3.0cm body only)
Grade: C

This female Betta was part of a pair of yellow HM we bought for breeding. Unfortunately, the mating didn't ended well as both Bettas were fighting with each others and don't want to mate. As you can see from photo below, the female Betta's fins were badly damaged.

Log Notes
We decided to put in another female Betta. The existing female Betta was kept in the breeding tank and isolated in a plastic bottle. Having two female Bettas will increase competition and lead to successfully breeding.

Mating completed during early morning around 4 a.m. We removed the female Betta around late evening as the weather was too cold and temperature of fresh new aquarium water was too low.

Almost one month and the fishes were growing well. Quite a large spawn and we're anticipating the outcome of this spawn.

Instead of the normal rectangle sized aquarium, we have put the fry into the square plastic container. Water changes were done two or three days interval. Good thing was the father Betta was healthy and active without any sickness.

Moved the spawn and combined with BSL201806011. We have started to combine several spawn to save space and reduce our water changes work.

1/ Have to be careful with frequent water changes as certain small size fry may not survive the stress of sudden water changes.

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