Betta Spawn Log : BSL20180824 : HMPK Blue + Black (S) x HMPK Blue + Red (S)

It has been a while since we last started our breeding project. Instead of choice, we're thinking to breeding bluish HMPK Betta. Out of the seven pairs we've tried to breed, only this blue pair managed to mate and spawn.

Male: HMPK Blue + Black (S)
Age: 6+ months
Temperaments: Normal.
Size: Small (3.0cm body only)
Grade: B

Typical HMPK male that you usually found in aquarium store. We were quite disappointed when we received the fish. For the price we've paid and expecting something better from a reputable Betta breeder, the quality of the male was a lot of be desire.

Female: HMPK Blue + Red (S)
Age: 6+ months
Temperaments: Passive.
Size: Small (3.0cm body only)
Grade: C

One of our own breeding project. Nothing particular special but seemed to be quite futile and bigger than more female Bettas in the community tank.

Log Notes
Conditioning started for both fishes. Contrary to other breeding method, we just threw both fishes into a breeding tank and hoped both fishes will fall in love, mate, and produced lots of small fry.

The pair mated and breed.

Fry were found swimming vertically. Immediately removed the female Betta.

No sure why, but the male Betta were seen swimming back and forth against the glass. Nevertheless, we decided to remove the male Betta from the breeding tank.

2018-09-08 (2nd week)
Fry were growing well even though this was a small spawn, roughly around 10. The BBS given can last for two days and we saw significant growth.

2018-09-15 (3rd week)
Noticeable growth for most of the fry except maybe one or two. Since this spawn was too small, we're contemplating whether to move it to smaller breeding tank.

2018-09-22 (4th week)
90% water changed and cleaned up the breeding tank. To reduce water changes, we have added some aquarium plant (can't find the name yet).

2018-09-29 (5th week)
Nothing special observed.

2018-10-06 (6th week)
Growth have been quite slow. According to the growth table, by sixth week, the fishes supposed to be around 2cm or more. What we observed was all fishes were around, on average 1cm or less. We are thinking about changing the diet or feed those fishes more frequently, from 2 times to 3 or 4 times per day.

2018-11-24 (13th week)
Growth was still slow. Hence we jarred some of the larger one into separate container. We also changed the diet by feeding them different pellet with higher protein contents.

1/ Condition before breeding is quite crucial if you want the Betta couple to mate successfully. Feed them live food a week before pairing both fishes.

2/ Keep track of Betta pair that have been used for spawning so we can keep track 

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