Re: What to do?
Looking at your set up mouthbrooders would be a good bet to breed.
I'd suggest that the more popular one in the hobby might be your best
bet, like B. picta, B. falx or even B. simplex if you can get those
as wellas B. edithae and B. pugnax species. All of these will spawn
in your flowerpots as in the pictures on your site. If anything, I
would have a dark base under the tank as the pristineness of your set
up might spook the incumbent fish. I had this recently with some
Black Paradise Fish that would not come out of their hiding places
until the base of the tank was darkened (I put a piece of black card
under the tank)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mbunaguy" <thomasg@x> wrote:
> Hi all! I am for the most part a lurker but I have been considering
> getting back in to breeding tropicals. My forte is African and
> basin fish but I have always loved wild type bettas. I have about
> fifty acrylic tanks ranging from 20 gal to 125 gal, slow flow
> systems w/UV & fluidized bed and full small lab
> I guess my question is given my central system configuration my set-
> up would be most suitable for breeding mouth brooding bettas since
> bubble nests would not be feasible, correct? I would be open to
> suggestions on what mb species are in limited supply that could use
> another breeder.
> This is a link to a few pics of one of my system configs: