Betta antuta

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10 Nov 2016 21:13 #1 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
My first, and so far, only mouth brooders. This female is way ahead of the males in size and maturity, she constantly dances around the males but they haven't a clue what to do yet. One day soon, I hope.

Female Betta antuta
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10 Nov 2016 23:43 #2 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Looking good.
What age are they Bill?

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11 Nov 2016 12:18 #3 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
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I'm not too sure of their age, Sean. This female is around 2.5" so they have a couple of inches to grow yet, but I think they will want to spawn before they get to full size. I'm not sure if I should let them if they want or separate them now and keep them growing. I'd much prefer to grow them on a bit more.
Bill

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11 Nov 2016 19:06 #4 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
Eric might weigh in with his expertise on this matter next time he is online.

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11 Nov 2016 22:01 #5 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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If you want to grow them on more separate them now because they'll happily breed while young.
But id leave them too it to be honest.
I picked up some of these last week myself


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12 Nov 2016 12:36 #6 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
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Already separated into two batches for growing on. I'd much prefer to grow them before breeding in case a precedence is set. I think, though not 100%, that these fish are between 4" and 6" at maturity. I'd rather not encourage indiscriminate breeding at too young an age/size or we risk breeding problems into them.
Bill

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