I have been meaning to separate out a pair of Betta persephone for a while now so I could work further with this species. Unfortunately, space constraints haven't made that possible and so I've had to wait.
So imagine my astonishment when I look into the main tank this morning, and discover a fry that would have to be at least a couple of weeks old in there.
I have dominant female that spawns every so often with one particular male. Usually the eggs end up eaten or abandoned, probably a result of the other fish in the tank. However, I guess at some point there must have been fry that survived to become free-swimming, and this one has somehow evaded predation by the other adults in the tank.
It would be great if there were a couple more fry in there. However, I am pleased to know that at least one of my pairs is compatible and capable enough to produce fry.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.