Friday, September 06, 2013

Breeding Betta Fish - Free Book Download

One of the books I recommend when asked about caring for Betta fish is available to download on Amazon Kindle for FREE and it has a whole chapter on Betta breeding that would be very helpful to a beginner! I am sure that this book is only available for a short time for no cost and will probably go back to the $4.99 regular price soon so download it today!

If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry you can download the Kindle Reader App for your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Just click the book cover or link below to go preview and download this book on Amazon!

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Betta Fish Breeding Tank 7 Days After Hatching

This 7 day old betta fish fry is swimming around it's breeding tank looking for some brine shrimp to eat. At this stage betta fry need plenty of foilage cover.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Finding Female Betta Fish To Breed

Some serious research is needed before you start breeding betta fish, not only how to breed betta fish but where to buy a female betta fish for breeding. Most pet stores don't carry female bettas, because they tend to be less colorful and showy than the males and most people are looking for a nice pet, not a breeding betta hobby. First research local stores, hand picking a healthy female betta and bringing it home yourself is the best so you do not stress the fish. You can also find online pet stores that deliver female bettas for breeding but the shipping process can be quite stressful.

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Breeding Betta Fish Types Of Betta

People tend to think of all Betta fish as the same but there are over 10 groups of Betta species and more than 42 individual kinds of Bettas. The importance of the little differences between these different Bettas are much more apparent when you try to breed your Betta fish. For example male "Bubblenesters" (which include Splendens, Bellica and Coccina) create a nest of bubbles to support the eggs and the males are more aggressive. Male "Mouthbrooders" get their name because they carry the eggs in their throat and are not as aggressive. More Betta Fish Breeding and Care Tips

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Friday, August 22, 2008

A History Of Breeding Betta Fish

Some interesting facts about the history of breeding betta fish:

Betta Fish are said to have gotten their name from an ancient clan of Asian warriors called the “Bettah” because of the popular sport that involved the fighting of two of these warrior fish. The sport was so popular 150 years ago that it was taxed and regulated by the King of Siam. Unlike other animal fighting, betta fish fights were not to the death but to see which one of the betta fish stopped fighting first.

According to historical accounts, Dr. Theodore Cantor received a pair of Betta fish from the King of Siam in 1840 for breeding and was one of the first documented studies of breeding betta fish. Several pairs of breeding Betta fish where sent to Germany in 1896 and then in 1910, Mr. Frank Locke of San Francisco California imported several Betta fish to the U.S.A. One of the fish that Mr. Locke received had unusual red fins and thinking it was a new species, he named it “Betta Cambodia.” In reality, he had one of the first of the Betta fish that had developed natural new colors and characteristics through breeding. Since than, breeding Betta fish has produced betta fish with all of the vibrant colors and varied fin shapes that we find today.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Breeding Betta Fish Tanks

I took this picture with my cellphone camera in a store where the sale girl suggested this to hold the betta fish before and after breeding them. I took the picture to show you what not to buy! You would not want to stress your betta fish before of after breeding them by putting them in such a small space!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Betta Fish Entry All About Breeding

This is a photo of one of the 487 Betta fish entries in the tenth International Ornamental Fish and Accessories Exhibition. Betta fish breeders from all over enter their best bettas hoping to win.


Monday, January 14, 2008

What Not To Do Before Breeding Your Betta Fish

I found this while surfing, a betta fish tank that doubles as a iPod speaker, it is so small that the betta fish looks like he can't turn around! Not to mention the speaker is right below the water, the poor betta fish who lives in this thing would be very stressed. Not good for any betta fish but even worse for a betta fish you plan on breeding!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Breeding Betta Fish On Prozac?

I was surprised to see a story about betta fish on the “Advances in Physiology Education” website. It seems male betta fish are “an attractive model for the study of aggressive behavior” and the study finds that in the male Betta splendens given Prozac, that the small dose of Prozac was “sufficient to reduce the expression of specific aggressive behaviors”. Here is the article ---->

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Betta Fish Picture

A picture of a very beautiful betta fish that a breeder would love to get a hold of!

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