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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Betta splendens

A few years ago I bred and showed Betta splendens- commonly known as Siamese fighting fish or just plain Bettas.

A few weeks ago, I asked a fellow breeder from California for some "pet fish" to enjoy. Haha... she sent me some BEAUTIFUL fish and a female... knowing I couldn't resist trying to spawn them. Well, Larissa, I hope you are happy now... LOL!



The soft white areas are the eggs between the bubbles.



Now I have to start hatching baby brine shrimp!

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Lari ^_^ said...

Wonderful video! I love how clear the filming is, and the fish are having a grand old time. ^^ Delightful to see the female helping the male out on picking up the eggs. And such a large nest! Successful spawn, yay! :-D

December 12, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
OpenID gigihawaii said...

So is the bigger, fancier fish the female?

Soporific. Fish make me sleepy.

December 12, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous wafan said...

I agree with GG! Watching fish relaxes me. Read somewhere that watching fish has that effect on people. I wonder why that is.

They are quite hypnotic.

December 13, 2009 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

The bigger-finned fish is the male. Most people never see a female Betta.

I have enjoyed fish since I was a small kid raising guppies in our warm kitchen in Wisconsin.

Hope these babies turn out as nice as their parents!

December 13, 2009 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger LizKauai said...

Babies are hatching!

December 15, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous RB said...

nice..my fry already 2 weeks.. :)

July 19, 2012 at 11:07 PM  

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