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How's the spawning going for the breeding pair?
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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

Going ok.I did some switching as one of my females was getting way too bossy.Now I have her with the small male in a 20 long.She is not aggressive to him.I guess because he is so young.

I have one pair holding right now,day three so we will see how it goes.

"I've macrostoma tastes on a veiltail budget. "

If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

I also wanted to add,before I place the female in the 20,she was in my little three gallon for a day.I noticed,I forgot one of my halfmoon fry,who was supposed to go into the pond.This thing is super small,but she left it alone.

Just wanted to add that for those of you thinking of communities,and let you know how well they do with other fish.

"I've macrostoma tastes on a veiltail budget. "

If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Just remember me, I still want pair from you down the road.
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Of course!

"I've macrostoma tastes on a veiltail budget. "

If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

Majerah1,
Thanks for the Great info.
I just got 3 bettaautolinker.com autolinking image ocellata. Here the pix of the Male:
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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

Beautiful! Ocellatas are one of my favs as well. Such elegant fishes.

"I've macrostoma tastes on a veiltail budget. "

If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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What are the numbers of the bettaautolinker.com autolinking image Macrostoma in your hand? Any New breeding?
My Ocellata just release his babies 2 day ago. Got about 10 + fry. I'm still on the list for your Macrostoma.
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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

2 males and three females. No spawning right now as ive got them together and the males vy for the ladies attention. Thats changing today, the small pair are coming out and going into a 20 long specifically for them. We will see if anyone decides to get freaky.

Congrats on the ocellatas, ive a male in a breeder as I type, cheeks full!

"I've macrostoma tastes on a veiltail budget. "

If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

Hi Majerah1,

Fantastic fish you have there! Are they WC?

I'm setting up Macrostoma setup, for my upcoming F1 group.
Can you please answer some questions on general setup with this fish:
1. How did you acclimate macrostoma? (drip, bag in the water ... etc)
2. How do you lower pH?
3. Can I slightly fert the plants? (very light CO2 during day only and EI)

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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

Thanks!

Mine are actually captive bred, F1s.

1-I drip acclimated mine over the course of the day. Started out early in the morning and released them later in the evening.

2-My PH is just over 6 out of the tap so I dont mess with it. The breeder I got them from said they were raised in 7.0 so its not an issue.

3- I have had them in a high tech setup, dosing ferts and CO2. They did well and spawned for me. Just no successful fry from those attempts.

Are yours wild caught? How are you setting them up? Be sure to keep the tank tightly covered, they do jump. Please share pics of them when you can!

"I've macrostoma tastes on a veiltail budget. "

If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

Thanks for reply.

Here in NYC pH swings, so I got RO/DI and hopefully this will help with stability.
Fish I'm getting is F1 1"+ fry (6 fish) they all will go in to 20G long that I am going to setup.
Substrate - Azoo Plant Grower Bed + Pool sand (a little in the middle for a island), Driftwood 2-3, plants a lot, pressurized CO2 will go on with light and filtration. Oh and I have almond tree leafs.
What type of filtration do you use?
I got glass canopy and back plastic strip

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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

I have used canisters but right now I am using sponge filters. I have found it doesnt matter ad long as you keep them clean. Nat can wander in soon and tell how hers is setup too. What are they feeding on? They usually will eat about anything if raised on prepared foods, however they do enjoy their live foods.

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Re: Wild betta profile:Macrostoma

Hey! Nat here. Bev wanted me to comment on how I keep my macs. I have kept my macs in several different setups since I have had them. They have been kept in a very heavily planted 60 gallon cube with two HOB filters and lots of light, plants, and driftwood. Had a possible spawn but male didn't hold even for 1 day. I moved them to a planted 35 gallon hex tank -- very tall tank. It was not as heavily planted since the height did not do very well with most plants. Again he spawned but didn't hold past the first day.



I decided to go for the "natural" look from some of the videos of them in their native habitat. I took out all my plants except for my low lighters (crypts, anubias, moss, and java ferns, duckweed) added a ton of driftwood both anchored and floating, handfulls of dried oak leaves, and lots of rock/slate. The lighting was muted by the driftwood, duckweed and of course all the tannins released from the wood and leaves. The macs loved this setup -- they colored up beautifully and spawned a few times. The male actually held till day 4 the last time they spawned so definately getting better.



My next plan for these guys is a rubbermaid-type tub of around 10 ish gallons with a sponge filter, rocks/slate, hardwood leaves, driftwood, and duckweed for surface cover. A person told me recently they needed shallower water for them to hold, so I plan to see for myself how that works out.

My water is around 6.8ish from the tap but in the tank, it is closer to 7.5 because of the rock added in the tank. I do cool water changes and feed a mix of frozen and live foods.

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10 tanks running. 8 of which holding species of wild betta. Macrostoma, Ocellata, Pallifina, Gladiator, Patoti, Falx, channoides, edithae, and Enisae.
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I have used canisters but right now I am using sponge filters. I have found it doesnt matter ad long as you keep them clean. Nat can wander in soon and tell how hers is setup too. What are they feeding on? They usually will eat about anything if raised on prepared foods, however they do enjoy their live foods.
I will start with Eheim 2213 and then when plants will grow in, will switch to #4 sponge... Good idea.
They feed them NLS and frozen blood worm.
I don't have frozen blood worms, I have live white worms.
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