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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Sat May 01, 2010 10:31 am

    few close ups






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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by kel on Sat May 01, 2010 8:07 pm

    Dark/strong coloured spawns always begin to show colour with the stripes before the full scale colouring develops. Its nothing to do with stress just how the colour forms.

    Fry have the horizontal stripes for weeks and is normal. once the full solid colour develops but it tones down then its a stress reaction just as adults do.

    shadow what colours are you getting, red, blue and greens?


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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Teri on Sat May 01, 2010 8:21 pm

    Oh wow, just look at them fat things... They are growing so fast.......
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Sun May 02, 2010 6:17 am

    red blues and a few green but i see yellow in a few too
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Haych on Sun May 02, 2010 6:24 am

    oh thats good to know!

    If I didnt I would think mine were constantly upset lol
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by kel on Sun May 02, 2010 6:37 am

    lol @ haych... glad to have helped Wink

    wonder if the yellow will go orange?

    shouldn't be too long now before you're starting to jar them!

    they about 1.5-2cm's long now approx?


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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Sun May 02, 2010 6:41 am

    lol the stripes are showing constant at the min and i see no agression as yet, hopefully in a week or so the stripes will be replaced by colour Smile
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Bettanut on Sun May 02, 2010 6:58 am

    There looking great shadow.
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by kel on Sun May 02, 2010 9:24 am

    fry that aren't pastel or white it is normal...they're colouring up nicely

    4-6 months is average when spawns ready to sell from uk breeding

    thai's can grow them in outside pools (300ltrs+) at high temps, natural live foods etc which we just cannot reproduce in our climate, why they can have fish to jarring stage at 8-9 weeks fully coloured compared.

    one big advantage from uk breeding is the fry are hardier, will live longer and less sensitive to conditions change.


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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Haych on Sun May 02, 2010 11:39 pm

    wow what a difference

    I wondered why your imported ones were so much younger than my UK bought ones
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Wed May 05, 2010 10:03 pm

    1st in the jar


    not much agression showing at the min but this ones a little bugga.
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Nina on Wed May 05, 2010 10:37 pm

    awww shadow he's beautiful hope u have lots of jars lol
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Bettanut on Thu May 06, 2010 12:59 am

    Wow, he hasn't got his dad's colour but still stunning!

    Well done Shadow..you did it!
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by kel on Thu May 06, 2010 2:21 am

    awww too cute

    he looks almost mustard gas too!! very pretty Smile


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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Thu May 06, 2010 2:50 am

    yup i see a few that look kinda M/G now the prob begins lol i need jars! rough count yesterday at 120ish few o the tiny ones are not going to make it methinks..
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Thu May 06, 2010 8:37 am

    I am planning on holding back the best females from this lot for future breeding the rest will be free to anyone interested once to size, any leftovers i have contacts to move them on to, so next spawn will be pretty soon folks (copper male on red crowntail i think) this male is awesome i'll post pics asap.
    this time i am going to try to recreate a little bit more of the thai way, I use clay aditives in my koi pond to recreate the mineral base of japanese farms, i am toying with the idea of prepairing the next betta spawn tank with the use of this and to try to create A mud pond in tank enviro....
    also i will use a larger tank for ongrowing.

    Last thing i want is true type spawns i prefer the luck of the draw with mixed pairs,

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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Storm on Thu May 06, 2010 9:08 am

    Great shawdow, they look brill Smile


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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Thu May 06, 2010 9:37 am

    next Mr


    had this lil guy a few months now hes a real nest builder.
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Fri May 14, 2010 11:32 am

    update Tank 1 of 3 tanks these are unjarred at min





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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Haych on Fri May 14, 2010 6:51 pm

    wow 120 on first spawn :O

    looking good though and colouring up well

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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Storm on Fri May 14, 2010 7:42 pm

    Great update shawdow Smile


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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by shadow_banshee on Fri May 14, 2010 9:30 pm

    Yup i may be able to get full count soon but i'm guessing just over 100 at the minute, thats causing me a few probs with housing etc but this weekend i should have larger storage setup,
    i'm using beanie boxes for jarring [ebay£2 each] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR-VrLub7RY i ran tests on a heat mat and these run at a steady 26.9 night thru to 27c during the day, also i have bigger plastic totes i'll use for growing on the runts.
    looking at the colours i may do a rethink and buy me a show grade pair for next spawn as i will probably be giving away this spawn
    if anyonese interested in having a lucky bag of the smaller fry say 6-10 for growing on practice just PM me, only prob is they would need collecting.

    Its been many years since i bred fish and i found this quite fun and a good reintroduction to the hobby, now i have the setup complete i think breeding a higher grade is a must lol ...

    I NEED A SHED!!!!!!
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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Haych on Fri May 14, 2010 9:32 pm

    ooh Youre in Tamworth and I could take a "lucky dip"

    And if it helps I have a shed too

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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Storm on Fri May 14, 2010 9:33 pm

    What type are these mate.


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    Re: 1st spawn

    Post by Haych on Fri May 14, 2010 9:36 pm

    seem to be VTs - just had a look.

    I could take some but not keep them long term

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