Merrilyn Posted February 10, 2013 Report Share Posted February 10, 2013 Hi all. My name is someone. I've been keeping fish for over 35 years, mainly discus, but I got my first pair of wild betta macrostomas in 2005. I was lucky enough to breed them 2 months after I got them, and after several spawnings, got a total of 91 fry from this pair. I've been out of fish for a couple of years due to health reasons, but I'm back again in a small way with 2 pair of betta macrostomas again. This time I'm trying low tech planted aquariums to house the betas. Only had them a couple of weeks, but they are looking good and seem to love their new homes. I'm so glad to see they are being bred by some of the members here. When I bred my fish, there was no one else in Australia breeding them, so my blood lines came to a dead end. This is a magnificent fish, and worthy of a place in your fish room. The best advice I could give to anyone wanting to breed them is "leave them alone". They are very private fish, and apart from a daily 10% waterchange using airline tubing, and feeding, leave the tank completely alone and let them get on with it. I'll share some tips I got from one of the leading collectors of macrostomas when they were still able to be collected from the wild, in subsequent posts. Looking forward to hearing of more members having breeding success. Cheers. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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