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Ok, so I was able to take some videos of some of the fish. Here are a few photos to start, links to videos will come soon, most likely tomorrow as I will be uploading them now. There is a bit of variety here, many colors. ALL are Metallic and carry irredescence. They range from Veiltail, Delta, HMPK and PK. Many are Sun type tails I really like this shredded look but not so much as a crowntail. Mustard Gas (Bi Colors) in the photos shown are still pending my decision to keep or not. That female is a serious LOOKER. I love her, so we will see. OK, enjoy the pictures, videos coming soon.

I hope everyone made out well with Sandy, The Presidential Election and now this Nor Eastern that hit us today. I'm actually going to let the videos upload and take the shepherd out for a little play time in the snow. :)









 

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I concur. Each and every single one of them are so beautiful! Look at their bulging bellies...
 

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Thanks guys :). If you notice in the backdrop on some of the pictures, I have the scud starter culture that Albert gave to me at the swap/auction. Doing great with tons of babies! I take a few here and there and feed but I'm waiting for a population explosion. lol
 

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Nice ladies. I have more scuds if you want more. In have left my colony alone for a month and they are much larger today. They are polific spawners so you'll likely have hundreds in weeks anyways.

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Wanted to add that your two betta males are awesome and doing really well at home and were unaffected by hurricaine sandy and her friend Nora-easter.
 

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Where did you buy the bettas? LFS? PT?

Very beautiful! One of my favorite fishes. Were you planning on breeding for sale also?

Thanks, can hardly wait to see the videos!:)

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I'll be sure to send you a message when I'm interested in obtaining another betta. Do you sell fry or do you wait till they grow up a bit?
 

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Nice ladies. I have more scuds if you want more. In have left my colony alone for a month and they are much larger today. They are polific spawners so you'll likely have hundreds in weeks anyways.

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Wanted to add that your two betta males are awesome and doing really well at home and were unaffected by hurricaine sandy and her friend Nora-easter.
Great! Thanks Albert, maybe at next swap?
 

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Where did you buy the bettas? LFS? PT?

Very beautiful! One of my favorite fishes. Were you planning on breeding for sale also?

Thanks, can hardly wait to see the videos!:)

Imi
Most of my breeding bettas originated from overseas, however I am doing my best to make them into American strains and keeping my hands from importing. I'm trying to work on getting my own lines and getting into the International Betta Congress to start showing, but for right now I'm just mixing and matching and working with what I have. For my Mustard Gas line, which varies from Light lavender Bicolor to Dark Blue and Yellow, they are almost breeding true, so I'm crossing my fingers for maybe sometime next year??

Videos are coming up shortly, posting a link soon. Most of these that I am posting will be for SALE.
 

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I'll be sure to send you a message when I'm interested in obtaining another betta. Do you sell fry or do you wait till they grow up a bit?
I could give you some fry, not too small though as they are very sensitive for some time, but once they are feeding on adult brine shrimp, I'd feel comfortable letting them go. The only thing about letting fry go is that you never know what potential they have, thats why most of them you see for sale are older. The breeders tend to keep them to see the true spread of their finnage and show/breeding potential. But sure, I could offer a few 1/2inchers to you no problem for you to grow out on your own.
 

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If you ever have a surplus of female bettas that you do not know what to do with....let me know. I'm putting together a large sorority of females and always have room for more!
 

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I could give you some fry, not too small though as they are very sensitive for some time, but once they are feeding on adult brine shrimp, I'd feel comfortable letting them go. The only thing about letting fry go is that you never know what potential they have, thats why most of them you see for sale are older. The breeders tend to keep them to see the true spread of their finnage and show/breeding potential. But sure, I could offer a few 1/2inchers to you no problem for you to grow out on your own.
That's really generous of you :) I don't have any brine shrimp but I do have flakes, pellets, and blood worms; would that be okay? What's the recommended tank size to house the fry?
 

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Awesome I would be interested in some pairs or just a collection of young when ever you get to that point. I used to have some Double Tails a while back and love the coloration you have running with all of these.

Is that a home made tray system for the adults you have going? I will probably build something when things get closer to buy-time.

Thanks for sharing them with us.:)


Most of my breeding bettas originated from overseas, however I am doing my best to make them into American strains and keeping my hands from importing. I'm trying to work on getting my own lines and getting into the International Betta Congress to start showing, but for right now I'm just mixing and matching and working with what I have. For my Mustard Gas line, which varies from Light lavender Bicolor to Dark Blue and Yellow, they are almost breeding true, so I'm crossing my fingers for maybe sometime next year??

Videos are coming up shortly, posting a link soon. Most of these that I am posting will be for SALE.
 

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Awesome I would be interested in some pairs or just a collection of young when ever you get to that point. I used to have some Double Tails a while back and love the coloration you have running with all of these.

Is that a home made tray system for the adults you have going? I will probably build something when things get closer to buy-time.

Thanks for sharing them with us.:)
No, I never keep any adults in what is called a barracks system. I feel its too much risk that if one gets sick they all get sick. So i keep them all separate. More work, but healthier bettas. Thanks for the compliment :smile:
 

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That's really generous of you :) I don't have any brine shrimp but I do have flakes, pellets, and blood worms; would that be okay? What's the recommended tank size to house the fry?
Yes, all are great and they eat all of those things but when they are able to take brine shrimp (adult) its a good indicator that they are stronger and more able and will readily accept other foods. They get Grindle worms too for a good part of their growing up.
 

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Bettas USA Youtube LINK

Ok, there are some videos of a few that I am either thinking of letting go. The mustard Gas are usually hold backs so I am still unsure of offering them up for sale. I have to see what other surprises I have in the other grow outs :fish1:
 
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