Wild-caught Betta splendens

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28 Dec 2017 19:07 #1 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
Things appear to be moving in the fish room. On Christmas day my Betta coccina spawned for the first time. Today, I moved one of the wild male Betta splendens into a breeding tank separating him from the other two males and 4 females. I've had them several months and spent that time growing them on and conditioning them. Once he has settled I'll put one of the females in, but once I released him into the tank he only has eyes for the female B. coccina in the tank next door; flashing and flaring at her, she seems intent on accepting him as a mate. In one way it's good as it keeps her occupied and that means she is leaving the male coccina in peace to care for his youngsters. It'll be interesting to see what will happen when I put a female in with him.



I think I'm preferring the wilds to the fancies, they are so much more peaceful and appear quite happy to be in groups. It's obvious the aggression is bred into them.
Bill
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08 Jan 2018 02:43 #2 by iain54 (Iain Minchin)
Beautiful colours in him bill

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08 Jan 2018 10:57 #3 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
Thanks, Iain, I'm looking forward to him breeding.
Bill

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10 Jan 2018 17:52 #4 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
Popped a female in beside the male. He seems very excited :)





I'll keep it updated.
Bill
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10 Jan 2018 19:40 #5 by paulcavan (Paul Gileoold)
Wow they are stunning fai play Bill

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11 Jan 2018 10:17 #6 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
Thanks, Paul, it's a pity these originals fell out favour for the fancies.
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