Re: New and looking for info
- I think most of us 'wild betta' people are interested in macrostoma.
The problem is, the price and that it is hard to get fish younger.
First off, the price for one pair is prohibitive (they are quite
expensive). Next, I've always had better luck with more than one
pair of fish. This particular species is more sensitive to water
tox. than others. I would think, like with other wilds I have, they
would be easier to acclimate younger. I've found it difficult to
find them to buy in unsexed lots (which I would greatly prefer, less
expensive per fish and raised in my water).
I would recommend for you to start with something less difficult,
say, falx. You would get some experience with mouthbrooders and they
are not so expensive either (and far more forgiving where water
conditions are concerned).
We have SMP chats every other week and you can check out the SMP at
www.IBCbetts.org. If you are an IBC member, there is no extra charge
to join in the SMP at this time. I have purchased, begged and traded
all my own fish. ;-)
The Crazy Fish Chick in Spokane WA
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kitty2083" <kitty2083@y...>
> Hello all. I'm a member of the CBS, the North CA chapter of the
> One of our members is getting some of the SMP stock and I wasthem
> interested in learning more about wild mouthbrooding bettas and the
> SMP program as well.
> I'm very interested in the B. Macrostoma. Does anyone here breed
> and how "easy" is it?or
> To join the SMP, do I have to pay member dues to the IBC as well
> can I participate in it through my chapter but "order" my ownbreeders?
> Nicole Winovich