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Posted By: Nick <email@example.com> In Response To: Re: Elaboration.... (Iris)
Date: Wednesday, 19 January 2000, at 11:09 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Elaboration.... (Iris)
For Celia, I have found that I end up with some really aggressive males. I learned a little trick to keep the male and female together but seperated. Place a glass jar in the tank and keep one of the fish in it. This will calm the male down quite a bit. Also, I normally will not allow them together for more than 4-8 hours, depending on how much time I have, after the female is ready to lay eggs. I will keep them in the same tank but seperated for a week sometimes and let them both out for a few minutes, this seems to do the trick. This allows them to get used to each other and slows the males aggressive responce down. Betta's are easy to breed but super difficult at times. They are kinda odd for that part.
As for Iris, I normally use a 100mL beaker and the freezer. I hate to see the little guys go, especially seeing as how you helped raise them, but the obviously defected ones will die, I just help speed nature along. As for the others, I hate to destroy good fish, but it is just one of those things that happens. I don't like playing God either, but some of them are just not as good as the others. I don't really let it bother me to much but at times it is required. Nature is at times beautiful and at other times a cruel monster. I think that is why we tend to be so intrigued by the wonder of it all.
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