Fish Keeping Goals for 2013/214
I breed my wild bettas primarily for my own enjoyment and use. Occasionally I might sell fish on to make room for others, but up until this point I have tended to keep almost all of the fry that I have managed to raise until adulthood.
However recently, I have a lot more fry in my grow-outs than I really have space for. As such, I have found that my goals have shifted slightly. Instead of keeping all the bettas I will be trying to get at least two confirmed male/female pair from each spawning and selling on the others.
Of course this is easier said than done. I get very attached to the fish that I have bred and so I find it very hard to let my wilds go to anything but the best of homes. I think in the future I am going to have to learn to be tougher, as it is going to be sooner rather than later that I will run out of room for everyone!Currently overrun with Betta burdigala fry and juveniles
Anyway, below is a list of goals I hope to achieve over the next year or two. Probably the hardest will be sourcing pairs of livida and tussyae to round off my collection. I haven't seen the former sold anywhere in Australia or on AB for ages now. At least not in guaranteed male/female pairs.
So below I've outlined a list of goals I would like to achieve over the next couple of years. Some are going to be more achievable than others, but at present I am going to be focusing only on keeping and breeding only coccina complex species.
I am hoping that one day, I will have the entire complex bar Betta miniopinna, which currently seems impossible to find on the aquarium trade.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.