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    New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:10 am

    I decided to set up a new spawning tank i find that some of my bettas dont have a lot of room in the 17 litre square tank while they are spawning especially when the female is being chased!

    So iv now set up my 27 litre clear seal tank for my next spawning pair...its rectangle shape and im planning on putting more hiding places in for the female as iv only got 1 medium silk plant in and a coconut cave in.

    I put my newest male in yesterday and about an hour ago today put the female in the chimney...which has perked up the male as he was just sitting about looking bored! He keeps swimming over to her flarring up his tail and beard wiggling and swimming over to his IAL and putting some bubbles underneath...he looks very happy now he's got company!

    Heres the spawning tank:


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    Here's the male he's a HM dragon and i bought him from Steve Bell he was my replacement male as the first one i was sent unfortunately arrive as a DOA.


    This is the female she is a HM dragon also and was bought also as an import from my local Pier Aquatics in Wigan.

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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by fuzzynicki on Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:49 am

    Another gorgeous pairing Nat! I really love dragons. Fingers crossed for spawning,- and I'll reserve a couple of dragon females now please!! Laughing
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Mazza101 on Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:22 am

    Looks exactly the same as my setup, but my main (well only) spawning tank is 86L so I can fill it up more as the fry grow to use as my growout tank. Only £35 for Clearseal 86L, bargain!
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:30 pm

    Mazza101 wrote:Looks exactly the same as my setup, but my main (well only) spawning tank is 86L so I can fill it up more as the fry grow to use as my growout tank. Only £35 for Clearseal 86L, bargain!

    Did you put a light in your clearseal tank?

    Thats the only thing i have a problem about these tanks no lights hence why they are so cheap...im going to cut a piece of clear perspex to fit just on the inside on the glass ledges which is on the inside of the tank so as much natural light can get in as possible.
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Lilfishie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:50 pm

    My breeding tank is a 60l Clearseal that came with an elite lid! it just rests on the top but does the job lol


    Great looking pair Nat as usual Very Happy
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:54 pm

    Lilfishie wrote:My breeding tank is a 60l Clearseal that came with an elite lid! it just rests on the top but does the job lol


    Great looking pair Nat as usual Very Happy

    I know there are lids with lights out there for clearseal tanks but im going for the cheaper conclusion
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Lilfishie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:57 pm

    don't blame you they cost about the same as the tank! can't wait to see this spawn Very Happy

    Hows his tail now?
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:00 pm

    His tail has regrown about a quarter of the way its growing pretty fast to be honest...and he's built me nest already just over night hoping he'l build it bigger by the time he spawns with the female. Il try get a photo so you can see Smile

    At least i know with this new spawning tank they can just stay in it without the need to move to a bigger tank where as the 17 litre was okay up until they where about 3 months old then needed to be moved.


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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Lilfishie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:04 pm

    Thats great Nat i did think it looked like it had healed a lot in the pics Very Happy

    Thats my plan with the 60l hoping to keep them in there and just gradually top it up
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:07 pm

    Yes thats what il be doing with the water level slowly topping it up.


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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Lilfishie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:10 pm

    certianly beats the impossible job of netting them all lol
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:11 pm

    His tail has healed a little as you can see


    His bubblenest it looked better than that as i just knocked the blooming silly lid


    He's mending it now Embarassed im so clumbsey Embarassed


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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:15 pm

    Lilfishie wrote:certianly beats the impossible job of netting them all lol

    As i think at such a young age this stresses then out...
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Lilfishie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:23 pm

    He looks so much better Nat, its amazing how quick fins grow isn't it! Nest is looking good, all looks very promising Nat!

    I imagine it would be streesful for them and at such a young age that can't be good.


    How long do you condition your pairs Nat? i've heard differences between 1 week and 3 weeks lol
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:27 pm

    This is only the second day i usually condition them for at least a week and a half (im impatient hate to wait!!) but if still not ready i leave them for at least 2 weeks...really depends on the pair and how they are acting towards one another. After about a week i let the female have a swim with the male.


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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Lilfishie on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:33 pm

    Fair enough, i was planning on doing about 2weeks so sounds about right Smile can't wait to get mine set up Very Happy
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by dawn_bettas on Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:43 am

    definitley a gorgeous looking pair.....This is a thread im def going to keep an eye on!

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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by sg1 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:52 pm

    big set ups,
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    Re: New spawning set up

    Post by Nataliey on Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:09 pm

    I let them swim a little together last night and to my suprise they got on quite well and im very happy about the pair, they swam round together like old friends! But id say the female will have him under the thumb in no time as she was definately in charge last night. He kept follwoing her around and then they'd look at the nest and have a swim.

    So i put the female back in the chimney as i know she's not been conditioned enough yet but very happy with their behavour together.


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