Update: The male ate all the eggs. The SOB. Dang!!!
My foray into breeding special types of bettas has finally started. Couple of days back I introduced the male copper black super delta (Copper Black SDT Male) male betta into the new jungle-like spawning tank. I say jungle-like because I have kept too many types of aquatic plants inside that it is quite difficult to follow the inhabitants inside. This is the same tank that I got from Surya at IAH. The poor cambodian plakats got evicted and bottled. I say poor, because the buggers are seriously depressed now and I am trying my level best to cheer them up. Hahahaha!
Anyways, the pair spawned and yesterday I ran home eagerly to find a pretty strong bubble nest and lots of eggs. Too dark to see how many, but hopefully at least a hundred. Hehehehe. Will confirm things by Saturday when hopefully the buggers would have hatched.
The male’s picture is below. I had purchased the pair of Copper Bettas from IAH Shubhankar from Pune. You can see a picture of the male below. I will post better pictures when I take them. I have to do with my old Canon powershot and I am not at home in the day time to take new pictures
I will take some more pictures on Saturday and also of the female and post them later this weekend. As most betta fans will know, the male will take care of the eggs and the hatched fry for some time. Some people will leave the male to take care of the young for a month while most people remove the male after the fry start free swimming. I belong to the second category so I will remove the male as soon as the fry can swim for themselves.
Hopefully, the eggs will start hatching tonight or tomorrow morning. And then more pictures. This is most exciting and I really wish I will get a hundred black copper deltas.