Rearing Wild Betta Fry: Part 1
Wild bettas are extremely prolific if given the right conditions. Some of my pairs are capable of successfully spawning at least two - three times a week.
However, I have found that most of the time I only get around 20 or so fry from a single spawning, and sometimes even less. Therefore, I have little need for multiple grow-outs or BBS hatcheries bubbling away at all hours of the day.
When I first got into wild bettas I killed a lot of fry because I simply did not know how to rear them. Nowadays, my success rate is a lot higher. I rarely end up with any dead fry in my grow-outs and those who fail to thrive or require culling, are usually the runts.
Over the next few posts, I will outline my method to raising wild fry. Others may disagree, but it works for me and I have dozens of healthy juveniles and adults to prove it.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, I currently keep and breed a number of species from the coccina complex.